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The Last Town (The Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Blake Crouch
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The third book in the Wayward Pines Series—now a Major Television Event from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, starring Matt Dillon Thursdays on FOX or catch up on Amazon Instant Video.

Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.

But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.

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    About the Author

    Blake Crouch is the author of over a dozen bestselling suspense, mystery, and horror novels. His short fiction has appeared in numerous short story anthologies, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, and many other publications. Much of his work, including the Wayward Pines Series, has been optioned for TV and film. Blake lives in Colorado. To learn more, follow him on Twitter or Facebook, or visit his website,

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 5287 KB
    • Print Length: 308 pages
    • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (15 July 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00GUU9262
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #282 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Blake Crouch was born near the piedmont town of Statesville, North Carolina in 1978. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2000 with degrees in English and Creative Writing.

    2004 and 2005 saw the publications of his first two novels, DESERT PLACES and LOCKED DOORS.

    Beginning in late 2005, and inspired by his relocation to Durango, Colorado, he researched and wrote a book set in the past and present in a remote mining town high in the San Juan Mountains. The resulting novel, ABANDON, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2009.

    His next novel, SNOWBOUND, is forthcoming in June 2010.

    Blake lives with his family in southwest Colorado, where he is at work on a new book.

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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the previous 2 books 16 July 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I loved the first 2 books, as the world described by Blake Crouch is so unlike anything I'd ever read before. However, I think this one fell a bit flat. In my opinion, nothing much really happened in this book that couldn't have been summarized into 20-30 pages at the end of the previous book.

    * Spoilers Below *

    Most of the book is just describing the bloody consequences of the gate being left open at the end of the previous book. After that, a new problem of diminishing resources is introduced.

    I did like that they introduced some backstory, describing how Pilcher's crew built the town in the first place. However, it introduces a major flaw in the entire premise of building Wayward Pines: How is it that he has a crew of hundreds of people that are 100% devoted to him, completely trustworthy, and reliable, and yet his "town population" need to be deceived, lied to, and manipulated into accepting a fake reality?

    In the first book it was explained that "we tried telling them the truth but they all committed suicide", but now that the town's backstory has been revealed somewhat, it just doesn't make sense anymore. How come his crew didn't kill themselves? They built an entire town from scratch, why couldn't he have just recruited more of that sort of person instead of kidnapping people in order to build this weird "aquarium" of people to look at?
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Novel By Far 15 April 2015
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    The best novel I read by far. Period

    Ethan Burke, the main character in this book, who's also a secret agent who has stumbled in this town call Wayward Pines and try to find his missing FBI partners. Through the journey, he get to know this town and understand this is not what it seems on the outside and inside.

    The book have a rich structure and layers. You can totally tell the author, Blake Crouch had put a lot of thought on the plot. The plot of the story is among humanity, emotions, choices of people make, decisions, survival in this world which no one knows what's going on.

    It's not just Ethan Burke you would fall in love with, but because of the book is so well written, you even get to know different residents from Wayward Pines. You fall in love with them, you care for them, you worry about them, and you cry for them.

    While I was reading it, the exciting was never end. I honestly didn't even put the book down, not even after I finished one book I immediately want to pick up the second and third one and wanting to keep reading it without sleep or rest. When I'm getting close to the end of the 3rd book, I was so worry about how the book gonna end, would it be a crappy ending? Like lots of other boosk I've read before, the middle is rich but the ending is feeling like rushing through. But not this one, you have a a satisfied story, excitement all the way through, a beautiful, tearful ending, and a wow factory till the very very last page!

    If you are looking for a perfect novel, a thriller, a great story, an exciting story which inject you with all kind of emotions during the road you are going through with the characters, this is the one book you can't miss! You shouldn't and never miss reading this book in your life time. TRUST ME on this!

    P.S don't just buy the 1st book, get the whole series!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent ending... 22 July 2014
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    I've loved reading this trilogy - so imaginative and gripping - and had pre-ordered The Last Town as soon as I'd finished the first two books... it was worth the wait!

    The Last Town is very well-thought out, very tense and, ultimately, very surprising at its conclusion. Crouch has an excellent writing style and I've found all three of the books real page-turners that I've stayed up waaaay past my bedtime to finish (and that's saying something at my sort of age - I love my sleep!!).

    I'd thoroughly recommend the trilogy to anyone who loves a good sci fi/post-apocalyptic story. I'm going to be looking at his other books now with keen interest...
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A suitable end(?) for the series.... 17 July 2014
    By Sub-o
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    Although the book reads like a movie script, (it should make for interesting viewing, this summer!) it's no worse for it. After the cliff-hanger ending of Wayward, the pace immediately resumes and rushes you through most of the rest of the book. It relents only in about the last fifth.
    The two previous instalments must be read prior to diving into book 3. There is some background, but the author rightly assumes you've read the first two books. The fundamental premise is revealed towards the end of Pines.
    I'd love there to be a continuation of the series and the epilogue provides the starting point....
    Overall a satisfying end to the trilogy.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A Thrilling Conclusion 7 Mar. 2015
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    As trilogies go, Wayward Pines has been one of the best that I've read so far. And the final book did not disappoint!

    Following on straight from the second book, you're thrown straight into the action and the carnage. And just when you think the characters are out of the woods, it all starts kicking off again! This is definitely not a predictable book, and the ending is testament to its unpredictability.

    Admittedly, I found myself wondering who some of the mentioned characters were before I realised that they'd appeared in the previous books with smaller roles, but as the majority of them weren't around for too long (if you get my drift), it wasn't too bad.

    The end was not what I was expecting at all. I wasn't overly thrilled by the ending but that was because it seemed a little tame compared to the earlier events in the book, but it was definitely a fitting ending to the whole trilogy.

    And despite all the events that took place in the whole trilogy, I still can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live in Wayward Pines. I just wouldn't want to live there when the events of this book were taking place!
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