A few days ago we told you that Blake Crouch’s Wayward (Book #2 in the series on which Fox TV’s upcoming “Wayward Pines” is based) is being released September 17th, and as promised, today we have an excerpt to share.
The first installment of Crouch’s The Wayward Pines Series, entitled Pines (released 8/21/2012), was an International Thriller Award nominee that has earned fans the world over. In Wayward, Crouch returns readers to Wayward Pines, where nothing is as it seems.
To the outside eye the town is bucolic, a peaceful refuge of clean air, mountain views, and neighborly conviviality. But the idyllic surroundings mask a terrifying secret, and a closer look reveals the town as a prison of electrified fences and razor wire, sniper patrols, and relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. Shut off from the rest of the world and unsure of how they arrived in Wayward Pines, residents live by the rules of an unseen force. Former FBI agent Ethan Burke, now the town’s sheriff, is one of the few who has seen the world beyond and knows the truth about Wayward Pines: It’s not just a town. And what lies on the other side of the fence is an unfathomable nightmare.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF of an excerpt from Wayward, published by Thomas & Mercer.
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 whom 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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