Blake Crouch is living the dream most of us authors have – his Wayward Pines trilogy is going to be a TV series! According to Blake, the series is scheduled for next summer. This gives you plenty of time to read the books first, if you haven’t already.
These books are full of heart-thumbing, fast-paced action, unexpected twists, and multidimensional characters that will hook you into their story. Here’s a look:
2013 International Thriller Award Nominee
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
Caution: this is one of those books you’ll want to stay up all night reading. The characters and story hooked me from the start. As with all of Blake Crouch’s books, the writing here is vivid. I felt like I was experiencing it all right alongside the characters.
Pines is a thriller with nonstop action. There are some great twists, and the ending took me by complete surprise. The last few pages gave me one of those rare ‘wow’ moments. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, this one’s for you.
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.
This is the second book in the Wayward Pines Trilogy. If you haven’t read Pines, the first book in this series, I highly recommend starting there.
Wayward begins where Pines left off, and it’s every bit as good. Reviewing this one is tricky without giving away things from the first book, which I don’t want to do. Here, we get to know many of the people living in Wayward. We learn more about how and why they’re locked in this town. As with all Blake Crouch’s books, the pace is quick and the plot is full of those nail-biting moments.
The ending is one killer cliffhanger. One the bright side, Crouch includes an excerpt from the final book in this trilogy. The major drawback is we have to wait until 2014 to read the rest. So I’m waiting – though I can’t promise patience.
Blake has shared the cast of this upcoming TV series:
Matt Dillon plays Ethan Burke
Melissa Leo plays Nurse Pam
Carla Gugino plays Kate Hewson
Terrence Howard plays Sheriff Pope
Toby Jones plays David Pilcher
Juliette Lewis plays Beverly
This will be a 10-epsidoe series on FOX.
M. Night Shyamalan just finished directing the first episode.
I’m happy for Blake. (And a wee bit envious!) This trilogy will make an awesome TV series. I’m looking forward to watching!
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