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Author: Blake Crouch
Length: 521 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman, and child in a remote gold-mining town disappeared, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins—and not a single bone was ever found.
One hundred sixteen years later, two backcountry guides are hired by a history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them to the abandoned mining town so they can learn what happened. Recently, a similar party had also attempted to explore the town and was never heard from again. Now the area is believed to be haunted. This crew is about to discover, twenty miles from civilization with a blizzard bearing down, that they are not alone, and the past is very much alive.
How and when I got it:
I picked up Abandon when there was a Kindle price drop a few years ago.
Why I want to read it:
Ooh, sounds creepy, doesn’t it? I’ve only read one book by this author (Dark Matter, which I loved), but I’d like to read more. And hey, I’m a sucker for a good ghost story… eerie disappearances and deserted western towns are definitely a plus!
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8 thoughts on “Shelf Control #126: Abandon by Blake Crouch”
This sounds like something I would enjoy – I will definitely check this out.
Maybe we’ll both end up reading it soon!
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I think we probably picked up this book around the same time haha! I got it a few years ago with the Kindle price drop but still haven’t read it either. Dark Matter was amazing so I definitely want to read more of his books. I also have the Wayward Pines series by this author but haven’t read those yet either.
Probably the same price drop for the Wayward Pines books — I have those too! (And haven’t read them either…)
I just saw a book by Blake Crouch this afternoon at my library job. I had not heard of him and now here he is again! Sounds like a creepy story and very original too. Sign me up!
Was the book you saw Dark Matter by any chance? Because if so, it’s awesome and definitely worth checking out!
I think it might have been. I was processing a bunch of Inter Library Loans and I’m pretty sure someone requested this in large type! I’m going to look today when I get to work!