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Wayward (The Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Blake Crouch
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The second book in the Wayward Pines Series—now a Major Television Event from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, starring Matt Dillon and premiering May 14th on FOX.

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid 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.


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    About the Author

    Blake Crouch was born in the North Carolina piedmont in 1978. He earned his undergraduate degrees in English and creative writing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, publishing his first two novels within five years of graduation. Since then he has published eight additional novels as well as multiple novellas, short stories, and articles. His novels Fully Loaded, Run, and Stirred, which was co-written with J. A. Konrath, have each earned spots in the top ten of the Kindle bestseller list. Three novels, one novella, and one short story have all been optioned for film. He lives today in Durango, Colorado.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 2600 KB
    • Print Length: 324 pages
    • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (17 Sept. 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00C1IPQZ8
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,598 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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    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 19 Sept. 2013
    By ElaineG TOP 50 REVIEWER
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    This is the second book in a three part series which started with Pines. Although it is not necessary to have read Pines first, it will help, but I think it will be necessary to have read this book at least before reading the third book in the series, when that is released.

    It is very hard to categorise this book - part horror, part science fiction, part dystopian, part conspiracy read. If you like your horror set in small town America then this read really should be right up your street. I have seen it likened to Twin Peaks and Twilight Zone and if you throw The Prisoner, Stepford and The Walking Dead into the mix, then that should give you an idea of the sort of read you are going to get.

    I found it very gripping and addictive, with a really good well thought out storyline. One word of caution - this read does end on a cliffhanger, so if you like your stories all nicely wrapped up at the end, then this may not be the read for you. Personally I am now really looking forward to the next in the series and I understand that Fox TV are turning it into a serial, so that is something that will be well worth watching.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great follow up 22 Sept. 2013
    By Misty
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    This is a great 2nd part to what I'm guessing will be a trilogy. Sometimes middle books are fillers, but not this one which combines a murder mystery with the continuing revelations of the post-apocolyptic world created in the first book in the series. It also fills in some more of the backstory for key characters and introduces more insight into the 'abbies', laying foundations for how these creatures might develop in the next in the series
    I devoured this in a day and can't wait for the 3rd installment.

    Read Pines first if you haven't read this.
    And if you have read Pines read Wayward!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading 5 July 2014
    By Pete F. TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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    After having read and really enjoyed 'Pines' (the first book in this series) I was looking forward to reading this book. It picks up the story from where it left off in book one and was every bit as engrossing. I don't remember when I last read fiction books so avidly - I usually read more factual or technical titles. I am now going to have to buy 'The Last Town' (book three in the series) in order to read the rest of the story. I would thoroughly recommend these books to anyone that enjoys a bit of escapism that's not too heavy a read.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars ironically addictive 5 Nov. 2013
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    I had already read the first book in the series and was curious to see what lay in store for Ethan. Must say i find the whole plot line a bit far-fetched but paradoxically it is a page-turner. And everyone loves a rebel, right?!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good 13 Mar. 2014
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    This book is ridiculous ! Although I read it to the end I have no intention of reading any more of these books.
    The story, if there is a story revolves around a town where the people have just woken up after nearly 2000 years and they find that the world has changed. I read the whole story but I must say that I lost interest about a quarter of the way in, but I did finish it in case it got better.
    Perhaps I am just not tuned in to this type of story but I did not like it.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Waste of a Story 9 Jan. 2015
    By Kublai
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    A disappointing sequel. The first novel in the series was frustrating but did set up a great story world. This second novel could have done so much with it but the whole thing remains stuck in the one location and drags out one inevitable story line.

    The characterisation is poor. The hero is an idiot, showing no kind of emotional depth, nor morality, nor any intellect whatsoever. He is supposed to be a trained soldier and secret service man, who has just been given access to a Sheriff's office full of weapons. He would never acquiesce with the plan of the insane scientist; he would start taking the lie apart from the beginning; take over the mountain base (all the other guards are simply homeless people who were offered a second chance); he certainly wouldn't go the risky, illogical way he ends up going. In the whole two books he didn't win one single fight. It was a challenge for him to land a punch; he got attacked and was severely injured in pretty much every other chapter; and he spent the whole second novel opting not to carry a gun.

    It's all designed so the author can have the situation he wants to write about, rather than because it would actually happen, or makes any logical sense.

    The writing, as with the first novel, is irritating - just a succession of abbreviated sentences that are skimmed past. They don't create excitement or an engaging sense of pace - just a shallowness and lack of reality.

    I won't be reading the next in the series.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Wayward Pines book 2 5 July 2014
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    When I started to read the first book I nearly gave up. But, something kept me hooked. I had to buy book 2, now I have to buy book 3. 'nuf said' as we say in Salford.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    Brilliant book - I've ordered the third one which should be with me mid July - I recommend all of the Wayward Pines books!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
    A great follow up to Pines, well written and delivered at at a great pace. Looking forward to the tv series on FOX!!
    Published 7 days ago by JAMES R DOWNEY & SYMONE DOWNEY
    4.0 out of 5 stars Part 2 of this addictive pulp trilogy
    Following on from Pines, this takes up the story of Ethan Burke, now sheriff of the sinister town, Wayward Pines. Read more
    Published 10 days ago by Roman Clodia
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Couldn't put it down, brilliant
    Published 10 days ago by Mrs Anne Hann
    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent again
    Really enthralling, have already downloaded book 3, it would have been nicer to get more involved in the other families in wayward, but for pace this is very good.
    Published 17 days ago by barrytitcomb
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good product, quick delivery
    Published 1 month ago by Lol
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
    A griiping read
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fabtastic novel
    Exciting fast moving sci fi novel i read in an afternoon - a completely immersive experience can not wait to read the third part.
    Published 1 month ago by Gengen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wayward
    The second instalment of the Wayward Pines trilogy takes up the story really well. The pace is frenetic and really keeps you on the edge of your seat. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Leon Wood
    5.0 out of 5 stars What's a "trilogy"?
    More one book in three parts than a trilogy (unless that's what trilogy implies!). You MUST read these in sequence. Absolutely brilliant.
    Published 1 month ago by Vince Freeway
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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    Published 1 month ago by Diana Lumsden
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