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Monday, June 30, 2014

Wayward Pines: The Last Town by Blake Crouch

The Last Town, an ebook ARC from Thomas & Mercer, is the last in the Wayward Pines trilogy.

Since this is the final book in the trilogy, it is difficult to review it without spoilers; in fact, it was hard to review the first two books without spoilers.

Picking up in the midst of the chaos from the last complication in book 2, the plot moves quickly from one disaster to the next after the electrified fence is shut down.  

Ethan Burke unraveled the mystery portion in the previous books; now the town faces disaster and is fighting for survival.  

Discovering an unexpected bit of information, the town has to decide what is necessary to have a future in this threatening future world. The conclusion leaves an opening for possible additions to the plot.  Another book in the works, perhaps?

The series is being made into a television series which I will be sure to watch.  Mat Dillon is cast as Ethan Burke, and M. Night Shyamalan is the executive producer.  

The Wayward Pines books are weird and deliberately unsettling.  They aren't good literature, but they are addictive.   I don't know what the television series will be like--the cast does not match my images from reading the books--but I definitely want to see it.

Read in April;  blog post scheduled for June 30.

Action/Suspense/Dystopian.  July 21, 2014.  Print length:  308 pages.


  1. Addicting is good. :-) I am glad you have enjoyed the trilogy--and how exciting about the television show.

  2. The books partly inspired by Twin Peaks, so I imagine the television version would have similarities. Addictive and weird!

  3. I agree with Wendy that addicting is good. I've not heard of these books though; and I'm curious about the show.

  4. I think the books are kind of a scifi/fantasy cult thing. They are fun and suspenseful and dystopian.

    I liked the first one best, but had to know more so kept reading. I'm betting that although originally planned as a trilogy, there will be another one to follow.

  5. If this is the end I, for one, will be heartbroken. Hope is a pervasive theme throughout the series and I hope there's more foe Ethan and his family. Loved the series and find myself a bigger fan of all the crouch books as the years go by. Read them, they're addicting and thought provoking.

  6. Pat - I expect to see the journey and can't imagine what might happen during that dangerous trek!