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314 book 2 (Widowsfield Trilogy #2)

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Alma Harper and her friends are lost in Widowsfield. They're trapped in a lie created by The Skeleton Man, and even death provides no escape. As they struggle to discover the truth about the once sleepy town, a new evil emerges: The Watcher in the Walls. As the lies are exposed, the liars are revealed, and the only way out of the maze is to fall into the lies and ...more
Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Published May 24th 2013
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Rebecca
Jun 10, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
After finishing 314 book one I was ready and raring to go with the story of Widowsfield and set about reading book two immediately. The second book is written in a slightly different style, still jumping between years but with a diary entry at the beginning of each chapter. These entries are written by someone clearly familiar with Widowsfield but the person is not introduced. I liked that, it added a bit of an eerie vibe to each chapter, not that this story needs any help to be eerie!

Now, as yo
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Jayne dArcy
Mar 23, 2014 Jayne dArcy rated it did not like it
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Peter
Jul 23, 2013 Peter rated it it was amazing
The entire population of Widowsfield has disappeared. Elma and her friends want to escape from Widowsfield but they can not. They are trap there by the lies of the Skeleton Man. The fog is sent in to destroy Elma and her friends. The Skeleton Man watches from inside of the fog. Dreams don't always live up to be what they are. In book #2 a new character is introduce. Her names is Nia and she is a Physic. Oliver hires Nia to help reconstruct Widowsfield the way it was on March 14th 1996 at 3:14PM. ...more
Julie Powell
Jul 04, 2013 Julie Powell rated it it was amazing
Being the second in the series, I loved this book as I knew I would. Book one introduces the characters and drops pieces of the puzzle to tantalise the reader, book two delves deeper and although it is descriptive in the gore and horror, it was no surprise for this kind of story and fitted in well.

The mystery deepens and keeps the reader on their toes - the lies...who is who, who is right, who is telling the truth, what is the truth...? - just brilliant. The tale twists and turns back and forth
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Brandi Doctoroff
Jun 28, 2013 Brandi Doctoroff rated it it was amazing
incredible! I thought the first book was amazing and didnt think this would be quite as good...but it was better!
Andrea
Oct 22, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it
Loved the twists and turns of this book. You had the really focus on the story. great book.
Kirsten
Oct 23, 2013 Kirsten rated it really liked it
The genius of the way AR Wise writes really comes out in this book. Like the previous book, the mystery of Widowsfield deepens, and it is MORE confusing. There are all kinds of time lines and questionable reality going on. That's the genius of this book. The characters themselves are trapped in this 4th dimension of dream world with the Skeleton Man who has taken Ben and the Watcher. The time continuum and memories are warped, lies are abundant, and what is real/what is not is hard to decipher. ...more
Pamela Scott
Jul 03, 2014 Pamela Scott rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-r-wise
I loved 314 Book 2. It’s even crazier and madder than 314. 314 Book 2 had more twists and turns than I can comprehend. The novel has even more time shifts than 314. The time shifts had time shifts whose babies had time shifts if you get my drift. I had about a thousand questions when I finished reading 314. 314 Book 2 didn’t answer many and added about a million more. I’m sure 314 Book 3 will shine a little light on events. If it ever gets released on Kobo. 314 Book 2 was a great read. Wise ...more
Amy
Jul 02, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy by: Amy Beth Burke
***DISCLAIMER*** I have an imagination and am easily entertained...

Review of 314 Book 2 by A.R. Wise as experienced by Amy Beth Burke.

Well now... My review for the first book in this series stated that it gave a fair amount of background on the main characters in the book... THIS book took all that information, tossed it in a blender with a bunch of fabrications and outright lies about those same characters and more, mixed in a little less gore than the first book, left the top off the damned b
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Lorrie Smith
Jun 04, 2015 Lorrie Smith rated it it was amazing
HORROR FOR THE DISCERNING MIND. 5- STARS NO SPOILERS!!

Fist, I hate writing reviews. I should call it WRITHING REVIEWS, however, of the 3% of books I DO review, it's either because they're so riveting or they're such garbage, I feel, as if I'm writing a PSA! (Public Service Announcement) LOL.
Mr. Wise's 314 books need to be read carefully and consciously, because you just do NOT want to miss a thing. Frankly, his books are cerebral as well as exciting.
The man is either highly gifted, or stark rav
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Denise Keef
Dec 29, 2013 Denise Keef rated it it was amazing
Once again Mr. Wise has written a book sucking you into a world that is so scarey and strange that your head feels like it going to explode because you don't know which way it is going to go. In 314 book 2 we are again brought into the crazy happenings of a town called Widowsfield where sixteen years earlier the story and nightmare began for the towns residents and for people who were drawn in by accidental(?) meeting. The happenings in this book are as confusing as in 314 but are written in ...more
Jim
Jan 05, 2014 Jim rated it it was amazing
Powerful and electrifying story that will confuse but also delight you as it goes. "314 Book 2" is one of those novels that at certain times you must pause and think- Did I read that correctly ? Sometimes the reader may be getting lost within the story asking, what are lies ? and what are memories ? Yes,it's a challenge to crack. This town of Widowsfield first brought to us in the original book '314' is apparently an abandon town that is fenced in to keep the prevalent insanity from getting ...more
Shannon
Mar 23, 2014 Shannon rated it liked it
I didn't like this book as much as the first one. While the first book followed two fairly coherent paths, this one went in too many directions at a time. At the beginning of each new section I had to take a moment to stop and try to remember what had been happening with those particular characters in that particular time period before understanding what was going on. This is also the type of book that may have done better as a movie than a book. There is a lot of description going on that ...more
RedemptionDenied
What the fuck did I just read!!? The characters from the first book; Alma, Paul, Stephen, Rachel, Aubrey and Jacker (the one who breaks down doors) are now stuck/lost in a purgatory hell known as Widowsfield - with little chance of escape. The Skeleton Man's lies have infected the group and they no longer know what is real or fake (neither did I). We learn more about what happened in the cabin where Terry was killed and what happened to Ben. A few more characters are introduced; Nia, Mindy, ...more
Sonia
Aug 31, 2015 Sonia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: horror, trilogy
Shelves: ebooks
Loved it. And that's saying a lot for a sequel. Book 1 opened with one of the most memorable scenes I have read in any book much less a horror novel. Book 2 didn't have any such memorable individual chapters, but on the whole, very entertaining. The novel jumps back and forth in Widowsfield between 1996, 2007, and 2012. So at the end of book 1 the main characters are found trying to sneak back into Widowsfield to find out the secret of the town. Book 2 takes place almost entirely in Widowsfield ...more
S. Wideman
Dec 12, 2013 S. Wideman rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. In fact, I have the first one, and waited for this book to come out. I don't get to do that often. The only part keeping me from giving it a five star review is that I sometimes got confused with the jumping timelines (and I think a few of the names were too close). Other then that, I loved it. The surprise twist on who was writing the opening diary/journal pages really shocked me. I had that all figured out wrong. And I'll tell you, it's not easy to do that to me. ...more
Erica
Oct 10, 2014 Erica rated it it was amazing
This book continues to mess with your mind with its constant back and forth in time stories. And at the beginning of each chapter is something like a narrative or diary entry.

As your trying to figure out what is real in the different story lines, you are also trying to figure out who is narrating the beginning of each chapter.

Just when I thought I figured out the twist, it turned out I was wrong and then again that I was wrong about what I thought the twist was.

The are some graphic parts, but
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Andrea
Jul 30, 2015 Andrea rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first book in this series quite a bit, but was disappointed by this one. I liked the way the author jumped from timeline to timeline and character to character as it caused the disjointed feeling and confusion that I think was the intention. What I didn't like was the overly graphic explanations of the deaths and terrorizing of characters. After reading the first couple, I skimmed every other scene that involved any of the disgusting, repetitive descriptions just to make sure I ...more
Dottie Butterfield
Jan 18, 2014 Dottie Butterfield rated it really liked it
I must say this took me to a place I didn't realize I was headed. Who would've thought this entire memory of Widowsfield was a pack of lies. Now the Skeleton Man is out of the middle of nowwhere Missouri and is about to unleash his fury on the world. It will be interested to see what happens in book 3, will Alma find Ben and rescue him from his father or will Alma be too late and Ben will boil his father like he made him do as a child to Terry? I will say I feel no pain or love loss for Michael, ...more
Angel
Jun 14, 2015 Angel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book frustrated me to no end. By the end of part 2 and into part 3 when it start to pull together I was more curious about what was going to happen. But man! Getting to that point was tough!
My favorite part of this book? Where the author explains himself at the end. Seriously, once I read his point of view and what he was trying to create I understood and was a bit more forgiving.
Will I read book 3? Probably. I have too many questions now to give up on it. I'm just hoping it will clear ever
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Alex Whaley
Dec 01, 2015 Alex Whaley rated it it was amazing
Awesome trilogy!

As a big fan of horror in all forms, I can be too critical of anything I pick up or watch before I've even started.

Any hesitation I had going in to the 314 series were instantly forgotten once I started reading this immersive and well-weaved supernatural thriller.

My favourite was the second installment, and the characters all served the story fantastically.

Will definitely be going back for a re-read sometime in the near future.

Do yourself a favour and get stuck in the Watcher's W
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Nev Murray
Nov 11, 2014 Nev Murray rated it it was amazing
I read book 1 in a day. Took me quite a bit longer with this one. I found it very confusing at times but after reading the authors notes at the end, everything he said he wanted to happen to readers happened to me so JOB done! Looking forward to book 3.

This review was written before I started to take my reviewing seriously. I would need to re-read the book to give it a serious and fair review so the above review was what I posted at the time.
Damaris Montúfar
Dec 15, 2015 Damaris Montúfar rated it it was ok
I'm a little done with the story now.
I enjoyed all the looping and sudden changes but sitting now thinking about it all I'm not so excited about the next one anymore.
There are a lot of things about the story I like but it's started to feel like a sitcom that's been running for one too many seasons.
I do intend on reading the next in the series (I love the people I meet too deeply not to), but I do it now more for closure more than sheer pleasure.
Susan Lichtfuss
Jun 14, 2015 Susan Lichtfuss rated it it was amazing
Could not stop!

I love the voices of this book. I loved the ride! It is just enough of a challenge to keep my interest and not frustrating. It is in line with Stephen King in the horror aspects joined by intellectually stimulating prose. Can't wait to start the next book. I am sure to be sad when it is finished!
Dinah
Jan 15, 2015 Dinah rated it really liked it
What?!!!!

I really did enjoy reading this book. I needed to know what happened, why it was happening, how are they getting out. This had lots of twists and turns to it and really kept my mind pondering about what was real and what was fake. Overall, it's a very entertaining book.
Emma
Aug 19, 2013 Emma rated it really liked it
I don't normally like these kind of book where they flicker between years but this one make perfect sense in a no sense kind of way. You really need to get into the book to understand and enjoy it which personally I did. I preferred book 2 to 1 and would really recommend reading the series. Can't wait until book 3
Digit
Aug 08, 2013 Digit rated it really liked it
Well, I'm now through with the second book, and am a little more confused than after the first book, but that's a good thing. A few questions were answered, and there are now a few more. I need for the third book to come out soon!! Excellent job, and I can't wait for the next story that the awesome Mr. Wise chooses to grace us with!
Claire
Sep 02, 2013 Claire rated it really liked it
I found the first third of this book kind of boring, as it felt rather gory for gory's sake while at the same time being repetetive when following Alma and her crew. However, the parts with the psychic and the twists and turns later in the book somewhat made up for it. Overall I enjoyed it and am glad I read it. The author certainly is both quite imaginative and certainly twisted.
Brooke Ashley
Jan 06, 2015 Brooke Ashley rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that are weird and hard to explain. I did enjoy it, haven't started the third book yet. The first two defiantly sucked me in. So if you like weird twisted stories, this is a good one. The first book is free on amazon so that's a good way to start and see whether or not you will enjoy this trilogy.
Terri
Sep 22, 2015 Terri rated it it was amazing
The Puzzle Grows

This second book delves more into format and style as well as unfolding some of the mysteries while creating more. Although frequently puzzled or perplexed while reading this, the processes used to solve the puzzles and deconstruct the perplexities is as calming and grounding as absently stroking a soft, fuzzy bear talisman. I loved this book!
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