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The Last Town

(Wayward Pines #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  52,667 ratings  ·  3,664 reviews
Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town’s creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.

But Ethan has discovered the astoni
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Thomas & Mercer
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Jeffrey Keeten
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-to-film
”What else could I have possibly done for you people? I gave you food. I gave you shelter. I gave you purpose. I protected you from the knowledge you couldn’t handle. From the harsh truth of the world that exists beyond the fence. And each of you had to do one thing.




He shrieked the words.

“Obey me.”

David Pilcher is suffering from a god complex. Not as difficult to understand as it has been for other figures throughout history, especially since humanity only exists at thi
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015, netgalley
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." Albert Einstein said that. We should all savor this moment.

And that's exactly what this series is like. You don't want to go into them knowing much but after you read them you want to talk about them..but you can't. Don't spoil them for people. Let them experience the WTFery all on their own.

Nothing that could be explained or described, because you didn't just hear it.
You felt it's meaning.
And it's meaning was this: Hell is comi
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
I can't review this without making a parallel with the TV Show. This book took 2 months to arrive and I had to finish the show... Which is nowhere near as good as the books.

The ending was much better than expected! I do think 3 books was a bit of stretch but I would recommend the series anyway!
Richard (on hiatus)
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-horror
At the start of Pines, the first book in this trilogy by Blake Crouch, we meet Ethan Blake, FBI agent and our genial, tough cookie hero.
Ethan wakes up, painfully, after a road accident in the town of Wayward Pines, a wholesome, picture postcard cliche of small town America.
But ……… Everything is as far away from what it seems as is humanly possible!
The three books unravel a wonderfully unbelievable storyline that involves a big concept with a dose of horror, sci fi, futurist science and a crowd
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, I enjoyed the hell out of this trilogy!

WARNING: This review will contain spoilers of the first two books in the WAYWARD PINES trilogy - read PINES and WAYWARD first.

So, we find ourselves nearly two thousand years in the future, in the last town on earth. Book two ended with a cliffhanger - the electricity to the fence was cut and the gate opened, with a swarm of abbies fast approaching town.

You only know there will be carnage and you don't know if anybody will actually survive.

Well, the on
Dan Schwent
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
When Ethan Burke reveals the truth about Wayward Pines, the ensuing chaos is nothing compared to the hell unleashed when David Pilcher throws open the gates...

I got this from Netgalley.

The Wayward Pines trilogy draws to a close with The Last Town. How does it stack up?

Well, while the books all feature the same characters and share the same setting, they aren't really the same type of books. Pines is a paranoid tale of a man trying to unravel the truth. Wayward is a tale of a man struggling with
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.33 stars. (Yeah, I’m a little torn about this one.) Full review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Blake Crouch wraps up the WAYWARD PINES trilogy here in The Last Town. If you haven’t read the prior two books, Pines and Wayward, be warned that here there be spoilers, as well as monsters and a bloodbath.

David Pilcher was a visionary man, convinced that the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho would be a new Eden, a place where people could start over again. The sign outside of town even proclaims “WE
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015, arcs
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“Hell is coming to you . . .”

The Wayward Pines series has been brought to you by . . .

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If you haven’t yet started these books, DO NOT READ THE SYNOPSIS FOR THIS ONE. All of the fun is in the not knowing and I think it’s stupid that just because it’s Book #3 the publishers/blurbists/whoever makes these choices decide to spoil their own shit.

That being said, I ain’t gonna spoil nada. Here’s what I’ll tell you about The Last Town
Kortessa Giachanatzi
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just finished the last book of the series!!! God!!!! This can't be the end! I loved this series so much! There must be more of it!! We must learn what happens next!

I liked everything about the last book of the Pines series. First of all the way of narration which wad very different than the other two books. Againn there is the third person narration, but it is given through the viewpoints of many different people. Also there are some allusions to the past which helps us understand some things
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
"Two thousand years in the future, and the world has gone to hell." Wayward Pines isn't protected, the abbies are coming in to take the town. Will Ethan and his friends make it? What about evil mastermind David Pilcher? Is there any living in the contaminated world outside possible? The third part of the trilogy again is quite impressive and comes with a lot of action. For my liking a bit too much hide, seek, kill and time jumps but nevertheless a very intriguing book. Starting with vol. 1 you w ...more
Edward Lorn
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
First thing's first: I have no clue how they're going to make this a television series with a shelf life longer than three seasons. Hell, two seasons are going to be pushing it. Three books were perfect, but you could probably fit all of the novels into two seasons.

Now to discuss this final book. It was awesome. One helluva thrill ride with an ending I didn't see coming. You'll probably see the ending coming a mile away, but I was so engrossed with the tale that I couldn't picture the outcome I
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

How many series made you want to read each book back to back? How often are you willing to accept the flaws as they are and still treasure the story you read? In my reading experience, it's a rarity.

WARNING : I won't spoil the series for you, but DO NOT read the blurb of this third book, otherwise you'd find unsolicited information. You don't want to do that, trust me.

When you read a book, you need a ending that :
A. wraps everything up
B. lets some loose ends
C. I don't know, I don't ca
Jason Brant
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A year ago, I'd never heard of Blake Crouch.

Now, he's one of my favorite authors. His pace and economy of words make for a style that really hits home with me. The action scenes in his books are amplified by his short, staccato sentences and paragraphs, keeping you glued to the pages (or your Kindle). There's no fluff, no fat, that needs trimmed. It's a style that I wish more authors had.

I hold The Wayward Pines Series up with Wool and other mind-blowing sagas of the past few years. Ethan Burke
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, ebook, suspense, trilogy
You've got to be shitting me? No Fucking Way. It cannot end like that. Goddammit. No. This trilogy had better turn into a quadrillogy or something. It just can't end the way it did. Not for the sake of my sanity, anyway. From the very first chapter it's kept me captivated, right up to the very end. Then I make the mistake of reading the last nine words of the epilogue on the following page. Bad idea.

Okay...rant over. I think.

This has been an amazing journey from the very start - and I'm going t
Athena Shardbearer
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wayward Pines, you have stolen my sanity and I want more!!!!

How is it that I finished this trilogy and STILL want more of this craziness? How is it that this book scares the shit out of me, but yet, I want to live in Wayward Pines. I was not expecting to get what I did from these books. Now, book two was slower that one and three, but worth the time. It answered a lot of questions, but book 3...HOLY FUCKING SHIT! Its like I boarded a roller coaster of horror and it didn't stop till the end of t
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Jun 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
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Book 3, or when all hell breaks loose! Strap in because the ride’s about to get bumpy and we got a few things to discuss. I’d also advise you to fuel up because it’s nonstop action from here on out—shit, my fingers flew through those pages so fast they nearly caught fire! And there’s no discernible letup, hardly even time to catch your breath, until you’re past the halfway point.

Woah, that was total madness, but I think you may’
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: completed-series
I wish we lived in a world where actions were measured by the intentions behind them. But the truth is, they’re measured by their consequences.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,.... NO! This can't possibly end here. There has to be a book four. THERE HAS TO BE A BOOK 4, RIGHT?!
Well, according to Mr. Crouch, this will stay a trilogy. But the man can change his mind, right? RIGHT?!

This series, this freaking series, is one of the best things I've ever read, and I'm sure it will stay my favorite fo
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Damn you, Mr. Crouch! You sucked me in with “Pines”, kept me intrigued with “Wayward”, and then slapped me in the face with “The Last Town”
Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate the book. I actually thought it was okay. And on its own it probably deserves a 3-star rating. The reason it gets a 2, however, is because of its potential. This book should have been awesome. It should have been a kick-ass finale to the Wayward Pines trilogy, but it wasn’t. Mr. Crouch could have ended the saga with a bang an
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I've ever finished a trilogy and been so upset that it wasn't a tetralogy.

Blake Crouch has kept me hooked through this entire series, with some great characters and non-stop action. I easily plowed through all 3 books in a few days.

The Last Town is a good ending to a terrific series. I say only good because I was a little upset with how many threads were left hanging. A few loose ends are fine but the sheer number that were left unresolved made me a little frustrated.

I would still
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
The third book in the series, and I wanted to get to it as quickly as possible after reading the second book. This is another page turner, and ends with a great twist.

It is tough to write reviews of this series without spoilers. Ethan Burke is now the Sherriff of Wayward Pines. It is clearly no ordinary town and he wants the residents to know the truth of the town itself, their relationships and the dangers outside. David Pilcher, who has conceptualized the town and literally runs it is not happ
Great last book, really enjoyed it! Maybe would have liked a better ending, but wonderful trilogy over all. Highly recommend!
May 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-shelf, sci-fi, horror
So, after the rug had been pulled out from under the whole town at the end of the previous novel and all the chickens come home to roost in the pen of the Last Town, we get a pretty delightful bloodbath with survival horror everywhere to be seen.

Oh, Pilcher. What have you done?

As entertainment, this series is highly entertaining. The third book gives us all the kind of payoff we were led to expect from a good horror novel. Of course, this is still an SF, too, and I'll go one step further and men
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I found this book a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

Although this one, after the events of the previous two, was much more action oriented (which is not necessary a good thing for me) I enjoyed it and I am glad I read the whole trilogy. The very end was kinda unexpected and I was hoping for that!
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I will come back and read this someday...and it won't be soon enough.

GAHD I loved this. I wish I could un-read this series so I could go through the epicness again....Thanks, Dark Pup. For real.

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Ethan!!!!! I'll miss you, ya surly little shit. Until we meet again.

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Elizabeth Sagan
Jun 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Meh. The first two books were amazing, but this one was just ok. Nice ending, but I was kinda expecting it.
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hell hath no fury like a god-complex imbued man scorned. Crouch lays this theme out at the beginning of the final Wayward Pines novel and forges ahead with the massive struggles left for the world's only human inhabitants. After Sheriff Burke revealed the truth about Wayward Pines and its 'creator', David Pilcher, to the entire town, things took a dramatic turn and people starting thinking independently once again. Pilcher, feeling that all he'd created was no longer under his sole control, bega ...more
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it

Actual rating: 4 I'm-So-Conflicted stars. No story spoilers.

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That ending...

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*deep breaths*

Soooo...the ending effing pissed me off. It would be bad enough if this wasn't the last book in the series, but with it being the conclusion, that cliffy is a million times worse!!!!!

*deep breaths*

I refuse to allow the ending to ruin the series in its entirety. This was a very well written series, with a very well executed idea! I felt like the co
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Now THAT'S WTF I'm talking about. Blake Crouch ended that trilogy LIKE A MOTHER EFFING BOSS.
Adah Udechukwu
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Town was action packed from start to finish. It was a befitting end to the series.
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Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, 2020-reads
4 of 5 stars


I rarely pick up post apocalyptic books. I think it's because I was intimidated by the genre. Maybe, I still am. But it's quite shocking that I've come to enjoy reading this whole trilogy. In my opinion, this conclusion novel is my favorite among the three. I realized that the more I discover things about these books, the more I got committed to the story. It gets better and better with each book. I was glad for the character development, though I am still not into their co
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Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the T ...more

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