He has really taken off in popularity since his Wayward Pines series and TV show. Is it still on? I have read several of his previous works and enjoyed every one of them. Pure craziness. I dug it. Major Spoiler kindof view spoiler [The palpable tension at the end was very well done. I pretty much thought Will was dead meat out at the woodpile and really enjoyed how the story line came full circle when he checked out the last clue.
Well played, Mr. Well played. Highly recommended. I would also recommend checking out the audio version because it was excellent. View all 8 comments. May 06, Pat rated it really liked it. Of course it was bloody unbelievable, it was Blake Crouch! What about those dreary romance thingies where everyone lives happily ever after in loved-up bliss?? Just having a little rant. When the police get involved Will is shocked to rea Of course it was bloody unbelievable, it was Blake Crouch!
When the police get involved Will is shocked to realise that the detective has a hard-on for pinning Rachel's death on him, despite the lack of a body. Scared of leaving 11 year old Devlin without a parent Will and his daughter go on the run.
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Five years later they are living quietly and incognito in a small town when Will is approached out of the blue by Kalyn, an FBI agent, who seeks to enlist his help. She tells him she knows he's innocent because there are five other disappearances with the same MO and the women all look very similar. Kalyn is on the trail of the killer as he got her sister, Lucy. It a little off the books and she needs Will's help. Its a very faint trail that they follow and it leads them into a nightmare scenario in a snowbound wilderness guarded by some very scary guys.
It was most entertaining and I enjoyed it a lot. I'll be going back to Blake Crouch for more chills and thrills soon. View all 5 comments. This was a good story but parts reminded me of a fast action film, some parts are a little improbable, however, it was an interesting mystery with a surprising ending. When a new lead in a very cold case arises a man and his daughter set out on a hopeful journey to find their missing wife and mother, who mysteriously disappeared five years earlier.
I Think our society has far too many twisted people in it, the depths of human depravity are astounding. Jeffrey Kafer's narration was done very well This was a good story but parts reminded me of a fast action film, some parts are a little improbable, however, it was an interesting mystery with a surprising ending. Jeffrey Kafer's narration was done very well and it definitely helped to keep my attention on the story.
Good well rounded characters with believable personalities. Fast moving, with thorough but not over done descriptions of places and surroundings. Oct 09, Matt Allen rated it did not like it Shelves: dnf. Blake Crouch can write. Let's make sure there's no mistake about that. Snowbound was a unique experience for me. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the writing.
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It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the characters. I certainly thought the hook for the plot was a great idea. That's not why I couldn't finish. None of that.
Snowbound was the first book that I had to put down because of a plot development, in my mind, so off-key it ruined my trust in where the narrative was going. I thought about it. I was actua Blake Crouch can write.
I was actually a little perturbed over letting myself get so caught up with it. But, in the end, I felt that if the main character makes a decision that's so outlandish with what's come before, so in the face of what I felt the book was leading me toward, what's to keep that character or plot for completely pulling the rug out from under me at the end of the book, so much so that I feel robbed and more than a little perturbed I invested my time in seeing how things would play out?
Make no mistake--I'll read Crouch again. I think he's got some great ideas and if you read even the little I've read of him, it's clear he has talent. But Snowbound left me feeling early on that the book could plausibly but really implausibly go anywhere--and not in a good way. I simply couldn't sign up for that. Readers have to relate, and I felt I was asked to give Crouch's main character too much benefit of the doubt. I can't recommend it.
Unless you're willing to check all your decision-making opinions at the door. View 1 comment. I found this to be another solid read from Crouch, not one that knocked my socks off but good none the less. The pacing was great and I found this to be a fast and engaging read. The characters were fairly likeable but there were none that I really connected to that well. I was somewhat disappointed with the character of Javier, after first encountering him in Afraid I expected a much nastier character, I don't think he was developed enough.
The story line was well executed although it was certain I found this to be another solid read from Crouch, not one that knocked my socks off but good none the less. The story line was well executed although it was certainly far fetched. There were also times that characters actions were not believable or authentic for their situation. Still very enjoyable and a great read for pure escapism. I love the way Blake Crouch has of getting the readers into the emotional worlds of his characters.voudtigefondle.tk
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The action in this one starts off immediately. What really makes it a page-turner is the fact that you are sucked into the "emotional turmoil" and get to the point where you simply HAVE to know what is going to happen next! A very suspenseful, fast-moving read--recommended. Feb 15, Char rated it liked it Shelves: horror-readers-group-reads , loanable-but-loaned-already , independent-author.
This was a fun, imaginative, fast paced story. However, some of the characters acted in ways that were just not believable and some of the situations were not plausible. If you're not too picky about that kind of thing, or if you're easily able to set those things aside, then you would probably enjoy this fast paced thrill ride. View all 4 comments.
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Apr 07, Kahri Lynn rated it it was ok Shelves: read-in A train wreck of a book. Couldn't look away, but thought less of myself because of that. Mar 31, Monnie rated it did not like it. Honestly, I don't remember the last time I quit reading before the end of a book; my Aries personality is always up for a challenge, and come hell or high water, I try to finish what I start.
Not this time.
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The whole thing started with a few plot glitches and a titch of improbability, but it held my attention. By the time I got about a third of the way in, though, I realized that trouble was brewing; I was quite happy to put it down when anything else to do came along - shaving my legs had more ap Honestly, I don't remember the last time I quit reading before the end of a book; my Aries personality is always up for a challenge, and come hell or high water, I try to finish what I start.
By the time I got about a third of the way in, though, I realized that trouble was brewing; I was quite happy to put it down when anything else to do came along - shaving my legs had more appeal than opening this book to start another chapter. At that point, I said to myself, "Self, thank goodness I got this one through one of the free book sites.
That is, till it got worse. There's no way I want to suffer any more fools just so I can say I'm not a quitter. The book which, by the way, managed to earn an average of 4. When the police begin to hound Will as the probable killer, he packs up his daughter, comes up with new identities and moves to a new town where they manage to live quite comfortably for five years. Suddenly, they're "discovered" by Kalyn, a female FBI agent who, as it turns out, is no longer an agent but has learned not only the Innis' identity, but the name of the mercenary who kidnapped her.
Turns out Will's wife isn't the only one who's been his victim - apparently, she one of several to be captured as part of a human trafficking operation. When Kalyn turns out to have no qualms about murdering the "bad guys," Will learns that her real intent is to find her sister, who disappeared in the same fashion as Will's wife. Despite the fact that Kalyn for whom, not surprisingly, Will has developed a case of the hots hasn't been up-front about her intentions, she convinces Will to drag his daughter on a search-and-seize mission that takes them to remote Alaska.
There, also not surprisingly, they find the Lodge That Doesn't Exist, where the rooms are filled with -- well, I won't spoil the rest of the story by revealing what they find. Suffice it to say that it is at this point that things got downright silly and I jumped ship.
It may be that all's well that ends well, but I'll never know. What I do know is that getting to that point would take a heck of a lot more intestinal fortitude than I've got. It's up to you if you want to give it a go, but my advice? Don't bother.