Book review: Wayward (Wayward Pines Series Book Two) by Blake Crouch


Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amidst 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.


We get a more detailed glimpse into Wayward Pines in this well paced sequel. Add in a murder and the book is too interesting to put down. It’s not often a sequel surpasses the first book in a series but this one definitely does and I am in total suspense for the next book to become available.

Crouch knows how to tell a story and keep you at the edge of your seat. I cannot recommend this series enough.

Wayward (The Wayward Pines Series, Book Two)

Amazon US



      1. I did the same with Game of Thrones. I stopped watching (right after season 1) because I started noticing the discrepancies between the plots. Now I wonder if I should have watched the series first, as the books probably won’t be finished in my lifetime 😀

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      2. I think you’re right. Reading a different plot can surprise and enhance your enjoyment but watching plot changes can be soul-destroying. I’ve resisted watching Game of Thrones too, making me very much a pariah amongst friends.

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      3. Lol -my feelings exactly! 😀

        While writing Pearseus, I’d left book 2 at a cliffhanger. I couldn’t rest until I had tied up the loose ends in book 3! Thank goodness, most are now tied in neat little bows, so there’s no pressure for book 4… 🙂

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