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Abandon
Abandon | Blake Crouch
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A history professor, a journalist, a psychic, and a paranormal photographer venture deep into the Colorado wilderness to explore the fate of an entire town that mysteriously vanished in 1893.
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tessavi
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This book centered around a ghost town went into a different direction than I was expecting, but it was an entertaining read!

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I read Blake Crouch's Abandon via Kindle Unlimited based on my recent experiences with his books Dark Matter and Recursion (which I LOOOOVED). Abandon gains its title from the town in which it's set, and the book alternates between 1893, when it's a small but functioning gold-mining town, and 2009, when a small group returns to the town for a multitude of purposes. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod Modern protagonist Abigail, the journalist, is reuniting with her estranged father, a professor who wants to answer the mystery of what happened to the town's inhabitants in 1893 who disappeared without leaving a trace. Abigail is writing a story about Emmett and June, a married couple who are seeking evidence of paranormal activity. ⬇️ 2mo
UnabridgedPod And guides Scott and Jerrod are there for the adventure. The time periods alternate as Crouch develops the mystery of the community's disappearance and come to confront the consequences of greed. He is, as in his newest books, great at spinning out two suspenseful plots; the novel did not, however, reach the height of Recursion. There are some surprising twists and turns, but I did yearn for stronger writing and a tighter plot. 2mo
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Gissy
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In 1893 a whole town disappeared leaving no trace of what happened.In 2009, a group of travelers will visit this town called "Abandon" each person has a different motive to visit it. Secrets, deception, treason, very graphic in violent scenes & if claustrophobia is your trigger I will not recommend this to you.End was from so-so to meh but I still enjoyed it, "ambition can take out the worse in people".3.75⭐️thanks @BookwormAHN #ScreamathonSwap

BookwormAHN 👻 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I love Blake Crouch! I must read this one. 3mo
Gissy @WanderingBookaneer Extraño pero interesante. Hubo partes que me ponían ansiosa?pero en general me gustó 3mo
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Although a good read I was disappointed that the plot wasn't what I thought. More of an action packed thriller than a horror read.

Tis the season for 🎃 bread even though Florida is still unbearably hot ☀️

marleed I lived in ver hot San Antonio TX for 5 years. I acclimated to the heat alright - except for mid-Sept - Nov. I‘d see those FB posts of falling leaves, pumpkin patches, and hoodies and want to freeze out my space with AC just so I could pretend autumn. 4mo
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BookishJess
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A story set in the “Wild West” of how greed warps and twists human behavior and morality. The story takes place in the same town (Abandon) but flips back and forth from 1893 to 2009. I really liked how the plot and characters paralleled between the two periods, finding themselves in similar situations while also in the same geographic location.

rather_be_reading havent heard of this one! 6mo
BookishJess @rather_be_reading It‘s very good! Not really horror though it‘s more of a suspense/thriller 6mo
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BookishJess
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I think this quote quite easily sums up the theme of this book so far...

Suet624 Wow!! Yup, I can see that. 6mo
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BookishJess
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Trying this one next for my fiction read. I‘m a little intimidated by the page count 😖

jenniferajanes I enjoyed that one, and it went pretty fast for me! Happy reading! 📚 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto My dad told me he loved this one. It‘s on my TBR too! 6mo
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jenniferajanes
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I‘m not a huge fan of some of the language and the body count in this book, but it was a good read. After reading some reviews both on Amazon and Litsy, I was nervous about the book itself - and the fact that it was over 500 pages. I was interested all the way through. There‘s nothing like history and a ghost town to spark my imagination - and Blake Crouch‘s too, apparently!

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jenniferajanes
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Another book borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, and a new-to-me author. We‘ll see what happens!

Bklover I‘ve read a few of his books and loved them all! 7mo
jenniferajanes @Bklover Thanks! That‘s good to hear. I also have Dark Matter on Kindle. I picked it up on sale a while back. 😊 7mo
Bklover I liked that one! He also wrote the Wayward Pines books. They were a tv series. 7mo
jenniferajanes @Bklover 🤔 Seems like I‘ve missed out on a lot. I‘ll do what I can to catch up! 📚 7mo
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Bklover
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Well, this did turn out to be a little long, but it was also a very entertaining story, going back and forth from 1893 to 2009, telling similar stories about a ghost town called Abandon. Not really a thriller- I would say more horror, and quite a bit of gore if you‘re squeamish. But I have to say- I really liked it!

Bookdragon69 This was my first Blake Crouch book and I really enjoyed it. (edited) 10mo
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Bklover
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I started reading this because it‘s on my kindle app and I could read it in the dark. I‘m to the point where you think everything‘s about to wrap up. It has that “almost over” feel. I looked down at the page number and I‘m only a bit past halfway! What on earth can happen for another 250 pages?! It‘s been really good so far, but not sure it can drag on for that much more!

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ckonicek
Abandon | Blake Crouch
Mehso-so

Kind of slow in the beginning but I was happy I stuck with it.

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bookandbedandtea
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I didn't like this as much as Dark Matter but it was still a fast paced & entertaining read. I liked the two storylines & that few of the characters were wholly good or bad. Even the various villains had redeeming qualities- although pretty faintly in Isaiah's case. But it was more violent than I expected & I found it wearying. Still, overall, it's a pick for me.

Like last week I've only managed 1 book this week. New job takes up lots of time.

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Joy0201
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Horror!
Either if someone else makes them
Journals and pens and bags
Sweets
Spooky and cooky
Hair pins I guess?
Spooky journal!

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scripturient
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Ok, #screamsbymail peeps: If everyone‘s doing it, I am too. 😉 Which of these would you have be pick? Any favourites? @ephemeralwaltz @kamoorephoto @Reggie @danibolahood @GatheringBooks @BookishTrish

Reggie I thought you were going with the Elementals. But I‘m cool with all four. 1y
scripturient @Reggie That would definitely be my first pick but I still wanted to leave the decision to you guys. :) 1y
ephemeralwaltz I'm great with The Elementals! Go for it 🙌 1y
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BookishTrish I‘m sorry to reveal this: I‘m reading The Elementals right now for my #seatosea book club and would prefer one of the others. Sorry. 🇨🇦 1y
ephemeralwaltz Then I vote for Seed! 1y
ephemeralwaltz Would still love to read The Elementals, I'll have to get my hands on a copy! 1y
ephemeralwaltz I actually vote for all of them 🤣🤣 1y
GatheringBooks i vote for seed too! but elementals should be ok too. am happy with all picks. :) 1y
danibolahood I think all sound good but I'll vote for Seed as well. I'm itching to read another Ahlborn 1y
RidgewayGirl Abandon has the creepiest cover. 1y
kamoorephoto Abandon has been on my list for a while...but Seed is okay too 👍🏼 1y
scripturient Then ‚Seed‘ it shall be. 😁 1y
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Booklover2
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Fast paced, creepy, thrilling stories both past and present about secrets and greed and the madness it inspires. A real pager unfolding what happened to a town that disappeared in the 1800s and the current quest today. A pretty violent account in the wilderness of Colorado‘s mountains.

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Dre43
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On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins—and not a single bone was ever found. two history professors and his journalist daughter are hired to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to enxplore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted.

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Bookgirl
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This is a creepy, constant action story set in a Colorado ghost town. It has danger, terror, tragedy, madness, survival, greed, and a fast moving story that will keep you guessing. What is does not have is good character development or strong motivations, but I was able to mostly overlook this and just enjoy the ride of the story. I didn‘t love the end. It seemed a bit rushed and not as well thought out as I would have liked. A fun read overall.

emilyhaldi I loved this one!! Going to start Crouch‘s Pines series next 😁 2y
suvata I really like Blake Crouch‘s books. This was a good one. 2y
Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one. Crouch is one of my favorite authors now. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Nice review! I‘ve only read one of his books. This one sounds good. 2y
Bookgirl @erzascarletbookgasm I loved Dark Matter too! @Reviewsbylola @suvata I‘m definitely going to check out more of his work after this and Dark Matter 2y
Bookgirl @emilyhaldi Those are on my TBR 2y
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candc320
Abandon | Blake Crouch
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This book was not what I was expecting at all! I thought it was going to be more of a ghost story but it ended up being about very alive people and their destructive greed. I did enjoy the two timelines and how they are connected by the search for the same gold bars. Many chapters ended on cliffhangers which kept me listening to the audiobook. The narrator was good at altering his voice between the many different characters. 🌟🌟🌟

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WanderingBookaneer
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Right up my alley! Thanks again, @emilyhaldi ! #HalloweenGoesPostal #FallBookExchange

emilyhaldi I recently read and loved this book!! And it seemed like something you might enjoy 👍🏻 hope you like it 😁 2y
Dre43 Read his wayward pines your love it 2y
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swishandflick
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And my #Allhallowsreadbookexchange box!! 🙌🏽

Linda: LOVE LOVE LOVE. Great books and I'm a tea junkie - so this is so perfect and thoughtful! I don't see your handle listed anywhere on the card or box so please do give a shout-out so I can follow you 😄

Side note: great minds think alike bc This House is Haunted was in both of my boxes. I take full responsibility, I was probably overzealous in the questionnaire on my newfound love for Boyne 😂

LeahBergen Wow!! 2y
Bookzombie 😍 2y
Cinfhen Such great treats 2y
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robinb Nice!!! 2y
Liberlove What are these boxes? I feel like I‘m missing out! :) 2y
swishandflick @Liberlove Some rockstar Littens like @BookishMarginalia and @MaleficentBookDragon host book swaps through the year! Keep an eye out for signups and you'll fill out a form so that folks have an idea of what you like and then you get a box that you have to wait until a set date to open so it's like a bookish Christmas (also heard a rumour that @MrBook and @BookBabe are hosting the Christmas swap this year 🙌🏽) 2y
Liberlove Oh my days this is too exciting thank you for bringing me in the loop :) 2y
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emilyhaldi
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Blake Crouch knows how to write a gripping thriller! I raced through this spooky tale an abandoned mining town and the #quest of two different generations to find a missing fortune in gold. I love how he was able to weave together two different stories taking place over 100 years apart.
#fallintobooks
#ripxii

[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I'm glad you liked it! I'm reading it now ❤️📚❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola It's always high praise if you find a thriller you like. #toughcritic 2y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I know!! I'm so happy to finally have good things to say about a thriller 😂 I loved Dark Matter too, so maybe I just need to stick to Blake Crouch exclusively 💁🏻 2y
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Reviewsbylola I thought Pines was good too. 2y
BookBabe Sweet! I loved Dark Matter. Going to check this one out! 2y
Mdargusch Stacking! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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After reading Dark Matter, I knew I needed more from Blake Crouch. This one fit the bill. An entire Californian gold mining town disappears on Christmas in 1893. Christmas feasts are left on the table, but every sign of life is gone. No bodies, no sign of any ailment or attack. It is a true mystery. As is typical for Crouch, this novel sets off at a fast clip, despite being almost 500 pages. #junetunz #gold

eanderson I have this on my Kindle and almost started it last night! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think! 3y
Reviewsbylola I actually read it a few months ago. It's great! Totally different from Dark Matter. I think next I'll start the Wayward Pines series. @eanderson 3y
Cinfhen Sounds amazing 😍stacked 3y
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eanderson Oh goodness! I read what you posted too quickly and didn't realize! I'm definitely going to read it soon! 3y
Reviewsbylola I wasn't very clear! But yes, it's a good one! @eanderson 3y
Miznanner H'mmm....sounds intriguing 3y
emilyhaldi This has been on my list for a while ever since you posted about it a while back! 3y
Mdargusch I need to read this, do you have it? 3y
Reviewsbylola Yes, remind me Wednesday and it's yours! @Mdargusch 3y
Avidreader25 I loved Dark Matter, but I hadn't heard of this one yet. Sounds so good! 3y
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Aseleener
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I'm so behind on my reviews! Been so busy lately. This was my first Blake Crouch; snagged it from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Boy, was it intense! Interesting characters. It alternated between present day and 1893. I enjoyed the historical storyline more than the present day. I was expecting more of a supernatural vibe. But overall I liked it. #koll 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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avgeyer
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Abandon is the name of an - ahem - abandoned mining down deep in the mountains of Colorado. The story goes back and forth between 1893, leading up to when the town's residents disappeared; and 2009, telling the story of the expedition group exploring what remains of the town to figure out what happened. The parallels between the stories are wonderful, and there are several twists you won't expect. A seriously creepy, fun read. 4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SharonGoforth This sounds really good! I've always been fascinated by ghost towns. Stacked! 3y
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avgeyer
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Starting this tonight. I really enjoyed Dark Matter, I have high hopes for this one!

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Reviewsbylola
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Ok, it's official, I'm jumping on the Blake Crouch bandwagon! This being my second book of his, I think his books are solid thrillers that are thought provoking and very layered. This was a great story that involved an abandoned ghost town and also a modern day story line. It has mixed reviews on GR, and while I think it went quickly (427 pages in three days is fast for me), it could have been condensed a little bit. Great story.

mom2bugnbee 427 pages in 3 days is great! 👏 3y
Cinfhen OMG😍those pigtails💘💘💘too cute! And I will have to check out the book as well💜 3y
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Litlady Cutie patootie‼️ 💙 3y
Reviewsbylola I know, it is a lot for me! @mom2bugnbee 3y
Reviewsbylola Sometimes she lets me do her hair. Sometimes. 😂 @Cinfhen 3y
britt_brooke Such a cutie pie! 3y
MyNamesParadise So cute! 3y
Lmstraubie Adorable! 3y
minkyb Lovely book model! 3y
emilyhaldi cutest book model ever!!!! I might have to get the book now just due to her cuteness 😻😻😻 3y
Reviewsbylola She kept trying to set up the book for me while I was trying to set up my picture so I just told her to hold it and smile. 😂 @emilyhaldi 3y
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Reviewsbylola
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When your 2 year old refuses to nap and crashes at 5pm. 😂😂 I just started this Blake Crouch. I wanted to try another one of his books after enjoying Dark Matter so much and an abandoned mining town from 1893 sounded appealing. Any other Crouch suggestions? Or if you've read this, please share your thoughts!

Notafraidofwords 5 pm is no good crash time lol 3y
Alfoster Too cute! I just finished Crouch's TV series, Good Behavior based on his short stories. So good (and dark)😳 3y
Reviewsbylola She has 15 minutes. Otherwise I'll be screwed come bedtime. 😂 @Notafraidofwords 3y
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Reviewsbylola I hadn't heard of his TV series. I will have to check it out. @Alfoster 3y
Yellowpigeon Second voice for good behavior. Didn't realize it was from this author but have really enjoyed it 3y
LizzyM Feel your pain with the 2 year old. It's a good thing they are so cute! 3y
Reviewsbylola I added it to my TBR. It wouldn't have been my first pick only because it is a compilation of three novellas but now that I've heard two votes for it I'll give it a shot. @Yellowpigeon 3y
Reviewsbylola I just woke her up. It's not going well. 😬 @LizzyM 3y
Joybishoptx I need to read more stuff 3y
MaleficentBookDragon The Pines trilog and Good Behavior are great. Pines sucked me in and now I'm a huge fan. 3y
MaleficentBookDragon I really liked Abandon. Again,like all Crouch, it wasn't what I was expecting and I loved it. 3y
Bookzombie I also really liked Abandon. 🙂 3y
Reviewsbylola Pines was on my radar so I'm glad to hear you liked that too. Added to TBR! @MaleficentTheBookDragon 3y
Reviewsbylola So far I have a good feeling. And I'm becoming obsessed with researching ghost towns. @Bookzombie 3y
JoeStalksBeck ❤❤❤❤ 3y
Joybishoptx @Reviewsbylola haha! I meant I need to read more of his stuff. 3y
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Loralie
Abandon | Blake Crouch
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I am not sure what to rate this, I powered through because I wanted to see what happened which is good but the blurb on the back was a little misleadingly to the point where once I finished I wondered how I had missed something the blurb referenced. I really enjoyed the stories of the two timelines but was a little disappointed in the ending and realizing the book wasn't going to be what I thought. Unorganized thoughts, but there you are.

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Actually, this is 100% exactly like that. #nevergoupthestairs

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Loralie
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First book of the year!

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suvata
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Slow month but some really good books!

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suvata
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I lost a lot of sleep because of this book. It's a good thing I read it over a weekend. This chilling cat-and-mouse thriller gives new meaning to the phrase "history repeats itself". Abandon is a wild ride through the streets of an abandoned mining town and, once you start it, I dare you to put it down.

Reviewsbylola Definitely want to try this since I loved Dark Matter! 3y
suvata It's a totally different kind of book but it's very compelling and well written. 3y
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suvata
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I really, really enjoyed Dark Matter so I'm on a quest to read more from Blake Crouch ... starting with this one.

Reviewsbylola Ooooh can't wait to see what you think. I am curious about his other books too. 3y
BookishMarginalia I agree with @Reviewsbylola -- I'm super curious too! 3y
suvata @BookishMarginalia @Reviewsbylola Well, I am about 1/3 of the way through the book and I stayed up way past my bedtime last night because I couldn't put it down. It's just that good. 3y
BookishMarginalia @suvata That's a good indication! And I found it's free on Kindle Unlimited, so yey! 3y
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Okay this was fantastic! Chock full of action, unexpected twists and turns, mystery, history, injustice, suspense.... what is not to love? I couldn't put it down!

BookishMarginalia Sounds great! I loved 3y
[DELETED] 3517561138 @BookishMarginalia I loved Dark Matter too! This one is obviously a different vein and an earlier book so maybe not as polished, but it was so suspenseful, just the right amount of creepy, and had lots of twists and turns. I really enjoyed it! 3y
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MichelleRoss
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I really liked this. I breezed right through it. The story is heartbreaking when you learn what happened to everyone.

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avgeyer
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Has anyone read this? Sounds interesting!

Bookzombie I really loved this one. 🙂 3y
avgeyer @Bookzombie thanks! I ended up buying it, saving it for a stormy winter night! 3y
Bookzombie @avgeyer That would be a perfect time to read it. Hope you enjoy it! 3y
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On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left in vacant cabins - and not a single bone was ever found. 113 years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned town. With them is a psychic and a paranormal photographer, as a party that explored the town, was never heard from again.

#TBR😱📚

Texreader This looks so good!!!! 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto Just a heads up to all this is a $2 kindle book currently! 3y
LisaJo Thanks @Ashley_Nicoletto After reading Dark Matter, I want to read all of Blake Crouch's books. The two dollar Kindle tip is awesome, thank you. 3y
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mrsh62010 Thanks, @Ashley_Nicoletto I'm all over it for $2!! 3y
TrishB I got it for 99p- on tbr pile! 3y
shiree Ooh this sounds really good. Did u enjoy it? 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Whoa!!! This sounds great!!! 3y
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NashvilleReader
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Solid indie thriller set in an old mining town. This is the first book I have read by Blake Crouch, but I am now going to check out his Pine series since this was an enjoyable read. Perfect read for a few sessions by the fireplace.

LisaJo And don't forget to add Dark Matter to your list. So enjoyed that book by him. Top 5 for this year. 3y
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NashvilleReader
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"In the West, the past is very close. In many places, it still believes it's the present. -John Masters

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Bookzombie
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#FunFridayPhoto: I immediately thought of this book. I could not put this one down when I read it. The story moves back and forth from Christmas Day, 1893 to 2009, which I loved. This is a thriller that leans toward horror. It definitely meets the cold weather requirements with harsh blizzards.

BarbaraTheBibliophage After reading Dark Matter, I want to read all his books. 3y
Bookzombie I still have many of his to read on my Kindle. I also need to get Dark Matter! 3y
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RedAce77
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This book was like an action thriller, with the characters never really having a chance to catch their breath. I also loved the mystery of what happened.

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