Pines by Blake Crouch

Rating: 3 stars

Series: Wayward Pines #1

Wayward Pines is a bizarre, little town. Nothing seems quite right. This is the place a man wakes up in with no memory of who he is, where he is, or how he got there. Eventually his memory comes back. Then he can’t get out of town nor reach anyone outside of the town. No one was willing to help him.

The main character was somewhat irritating because he wasn’t more proactive in the beginning. I would have thought someone with his past and training because of his profession would have been more capable. Then again it also may have taken him a while to really understand that this town didn’t operate by any of the rules and regulations he was used to.

The story was intriguing but was slow at the beginning. I didn’t really get invested in it until half way through because that was when the pace picked up and when some of the town’s secrets began to be revealed. The end was definitely surprising. Of all the things I could have possibly imagined happening that was not it. Pines was the first of a trilogy although this book could be read as a stand alone since all of the major questions were answered in this book. I liked this but I’m not compelled to read the next one.

I received this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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