Author: Blake Crouch
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Release Date: 17th September 2013
Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amidst picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden...except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture.
None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they’re trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.
Ethan Burke has seen the world beyond. He’s sheriff, and one of the few who knows the truth—Wayward Pines isn’t just a town. And what lies on the other side of the fence is a nightmare beyond anyone’s imagining.
Following on from my review of the first book Pines and my total OMFG what is going on?, I was that floored by book one and its crazy goings on that it would be totally rude not to read book 2 straight away.
Quick warning if you haven't read Pines then stop now as I can't write a review for Wayward without spoilers from Pines, so away you go, now go on......you are still there, GO!!!
OK following on, Ethan has discovered than the town of Wayward Pines is a total facade, a "paradise" created by David Pilcher the crazy sociopath who came up with idea of the town. Oh and also there is the tiny matter of the fact they are 2000 years in the future living within the perimeter of an electric fence.
Ethan knows why the electric fence is there, on the outside are the abbies, humanoids with a murderous lust for anything that moves, that little fence is the only things keeping them out. Thankfully there is a lot of juice sizzling through and a big ass gate locked to the nines to keep everybody safe. There is no need to worry about the abbies get through as nobody would be crazy enough to open the gate........would they?
In Wayward, the condensed gist is Ethan has a new job as the town sheriff, he starts to get to know everybody and finds out that there is an underground movement of people who want out. He is told to infiltrate them, and at the same time the town has its first murder.
With a killer on the loose in the town and a million odd abbies on the other side of the fence, Ethan is kinda stressed from having all this knowledge. He believes it is time that the residents of Wayward Pines get to know what sort lie they are living in and believe me this isn't going to end well.
Again this book is fun, bloody, scary and we explore the residents of Wayward Pines a little bit more, it really is pure escapism and I haven't read a series back to back for a long time - I did read book 3 straight after I finished this.
I really want to watch the TV show now to see how it compares, anyway this is a good read, enjoy!,
Thank you to Thomas and Mercer for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review