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Blake Crouch is a well known author of the horror and thriller genres, hailing from Statesville, North Carolina, United States. He has written a total of 6 books under two different series in his writing career, all of which are highly successful. Blake was born in the year 1978 near the Piedmont town in Statesville, North Carolina. After the completion of his school studies, he joined the University of North Carolina situated at the Chapel Hill. Blake graduated Phi Beta Kappa in the year 2000 and earned his degrees in the subjects of Creative Writing and English Literature. As of today, he lives in southwest Colorado along with his family. Author Blake likes to spend most of his time in writing the plots of his future novels and developing his popular characters. During his writing career, he has written two novel series, both of which are trilogies. One of them is the Wayward Pine Trilogy while the other one is the Andrew Z. Thomas or Luther Kite series. The Wayward Pines Trilogy written by author Blake was very well received by the readers as well as the critics. This helped him to establish himself as a noteworthy author. The success of the novel series also provided him with a lot of motivation for writing other novels in his career. Because of its immense success, the Wayward Pines series was adapted into a television series of the same name in the year 2015.
Author Blake Crouch began his career as a full time writer in the year 2004 when he wrote the first two novels of his career namely Desert Places and Locked Doors. He published these novels in the years 2004 and 2005 respectively. The short fiction stories written by Blake have appeared in a number of literary magazines such as the Mystery Magazines by Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen, Thriller 2, Cemetery Dance, as well as a number other anthologies and have been edited by Clive Cussler. Apart from writing his novels in the horror and thriller genres, author Blake also likes to write in the science fiction and mystery genres. Throughout his writing career, he has been able to sell more than a million copies of his books. Most of the novels written by author Blake have been translated into more than 20 foreign languages. He is particularly famous for the high concept fiction in his novels along with the unique breakneck pacing and the groundbreaking cross breeding of genres. Around 6 of the books written by Blake have been able to be included in the Kindle Top 10. Two among them have also reached the number one spot. The novel Pines written by Blake was nominated for the Best Paperback Original Thriller Award by the ITW in the year 2013. The television adaptation of his Wayward Pines series currently airs on the Fox International Channels. The director of the show is M. Night Shyamalan and it stars Juliette Lewis, Matt Dillon, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo. Author Blake has been featured in the L.A. Times, the Entertainment Weekly, the Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
The Wayward Pines series written by author Blake Crouch consists of a total of 3 novels published between the years 2012 and 2013. The first novel of this series was published under the title ‘Pines’. It was released by the Brilliance Audio publishing house in the year 2012. The plot of the novel revolves around the life of a secret service agent named Ethan Burke. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Ethan Burke comes to wayward Pines, Idaho on a mission as a secret service agent. He is required to find and recover a couple of federal agents who had gone missing from the bucolic town around one month before. However, minutes after he arrives in Wayward Pines, he gets involved in a very violent accident. After the accident, Ethan Burke is taken to a hospital without having his ID, cell phone, and briefcase. But, the staff of the hospital seems to be very friendly with him, which make him feel a little odd. With a passage of a few days, the investigation of Ethan related to his missing colleagues makes him ask many more questions than the answers. He begins to wonder why his phone calls to his wife and son in another are not able to connect since the day he has arrived in Wayward Pines. Also, he finds it very difficult to convince other people about his real identity. Ethan also seems to wonder about the purpose of having electrical fences all around the town. He tries to think whether it is for keeping the residents inside or some other thing out. As Ethan moves closer to finding the truth with each step, he seems to move further away from the world that he thought he was very well aware of. Soon, he realizes that he must get ready to face a horrifying truth, or else he may not get out alive from the Wayward pines.
The second novel of the Wayward Pines series was published under the title ‘Wayward’. It was released by the Thomas & Mercer publishing house in the year 2013. The plot of this novel deals with the town of Wayward Pines and once again features the main character in the form of Ethan Burke. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, author Blake has described Wayward Pines as having a population of just 461 people. It is very well situated between the mountains and seems to be an idyllic modern town, except for the razor wire and electrified fence, the relentless surveillance that keeps a track of each work and gesture, and the 24/7 scoping of the sniper throughout the town. To add to the wonder of the town, none of the residents are aware of how they came to Wayward Pines. They only know that they were told how to live, where to work and whom to marry. Some people believe that the residents are dead while others believe that they are trapped under an unfathomable experiment. Each of the residents of the town dreams of leaving secretly, but none of them dare to do so as they know that they will be made to face serious consequences if they get caught while trying to escape. Ethan Burke has come from the outside world of the town and knows its truth. Being a sheriff, he is aware of the fact that Wayward is not just a town. He also knows that on the other side of the electrified fence lies a nightmare that no one has ever imagined.
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