Pines – Blake Crouch


Ethan Burke wakes up after a bad accident. He is a secret service agent on a mission to find other missing agents, but now he is in hospital, with no papers, money, or phone, and cannot seem to get through to the outside world. What is going on?

This was a strange book to read, but it eventually caught fire about a quarter of the way through, as the mystery began to be unveiled. It was a well told tale once it got going, and even managed a bit of a twist in the end. The setting is king, and it is well done. The characters are a bit thin, but acceptable. I do not want to say more for fear of spoiling the fun, but would recommend it.

What really puzzled me was that this is apparently the first of a trilogy. I couldn’t see where the other books would go, now that I know the underlying secret. However, I may be tempted to find these other parts.

This was made into a TV show, I am told. No idea what it is like. I would suggest you read the book before you go anywhere near the show.