Abandon Author:Blake Crouch On Christmas Day in 1893, every man, woman and child in a remote mining town will disappear, belongings forsaken, meals left to freeze in vacant cabins, and not a single bone will be found--not even the gold that was rumored to have been the pride of this town will be found either. One hundred and thirteen years later, two backcountry guides are... more » hired by a leading history professor and his journalist daughter to lead them into the abandoned mining town so that they can learn what happened. This has been done once before but the people that went in did not come out. With them is a psychic, and a paranormal photographer--the town is rumored to be haunted. They've come to see a ghost town, but what they are about to discover is that twenty miles from civilization, with a blizzard bearing down, they are not alone, and the past is very much alive....« less
Gripping mystery. Starts out solid with an intriguing premise and a great atmosphere and steadily builds in both tension and action. I am just pages away from finishing right now and I am putting off finishing because I don't want it to end!
....although I do have to admit to some bias as another Colorado front range resident. It is interesting to hear someone else describe my home state.
Well worth the wait for this one!
This was one of the most exciting books I've read in a long time. The story switches in time between the events of 1893 and 2009 - equally horrifying and gripping - definitely interrelated.. The characters are well drawn; the location/weather is an equal partner in the tale. I defy you to put this book down for long. It will haunt you and call you back until you've gotten to the very end. Wow! Enjoy.