Wednesday 23 September 2015

Abandon by Blake Crouch

AbandonAbandon by Blake Crouch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Author of Wayward Pines turns his hand to the Gold Rush in the Rockies late 19th century with a mystery set in Abandon a small gold town high in a mountain pass inaccessible for several months of the year. The book tell of a modern day exploration of the town and what happened on Christmas Day 1893 when the entire population of the town dissapeared without explanation. It is soon clear as the modern day party reach Abandon something sinister is going on. This is enhanced by the author retelling the events leading up to Christmas Day and linking back to the expedition in 2009. Totally different to Wayward Pines but the author still expertly builds up that feeling of mystery. My only criticism is the switch between stories becomes too frequent and stops on cliffhangers as if it was written for a TV series otherwise a good read.

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