The Last Town (Wayward Pines Series #3)

The Last Town (Wayward Pines Series #3)

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by 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.

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

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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.

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.

Blake Crouch’s electrifying conclusion to the Wayward Pines Series—now a Major Television Event Series debuting Summer 2015 on FOX—will have you glued to the page right down to the very last word.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/12/2014
The conclusion of Crouch’s trilogy of dystopian thrillers (after 2013’s Wayward) requires readers to suspend reason as well as disbelief while following the inhabitants of Wayward Pines, Idaho, who, after spending 1,800 years in a cryogenic deep freeze, represent the last of humanity in the year 3813. The isolated community, conceived and created by David Pilcher, resembles someone’s 1950s smalltown ideal. The ideal ended when, in the previous volume, Sheriff Ethan Burke revealed to the townspeople that Pilcher, Wayward Pines’s self-appointed deity, is the man behind the curtain. Pilcher retaliates by removing the town’s electronic protection and allowing mutated humans known as “abbies,” or aberrations, to attack. While bloody and unevenly matched fights rage between the beleaguered townies and the abbies, Burke attempts to breach Pilcher’s stronghold and end the slaughter. The thin characterizations and repetitive action scenes grate, but may translate more naturally to the small screen in the series’ planned TV adaptation. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477822586
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/2014
Series:
Wayward Pines Series , #3
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
16,603
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet 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, www.blakecrouch.com.

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The Last Town 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
T-Bones More than 1 year ago
Absolutely gripping, full of action, suspense, and a wildly creative vision. This title will have me talking about it for a long while and I will definitely have to check out all the spin off books as well. I highly recommend this series.
BlackAsh13 More than 1 year ago
Excellent conclusion to the Wayward Pines series! In book one, Pines, secret service agent Ethan Burke wakes up to find himself in a peculiar town and there is no way out. The town hides a secret and he is determined to uncover it, and eventually does. The follow up, Wayward, follows Ethan as he undermines the powers that be in the town. The Last Town wraps up the story as hell reigns down on the town and Ethan fights to keep everyone alive. This book differs from the others in that the action is nearly nonstop. This installment is all about survival, including the culmination of a story line that ties to Ethan's past. The majority of the chapters are very short, which adds to the fast pace at which the story moves. Also, the book uses each chapter to tell the story from the perspective from a different character. I thought this kept things interesting as well. After finding book 2 a little flat, this was a nice wrap up to a very good trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.