Eerie, terrifying, and unputdownable,
The Ruins is Scott Smith's first novel since his acclaimed debut
A Simple Plan earned rave reviews and stormed best seller lists.
The Ruins follows two American couples enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico. On an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group, the young German who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig.
This is what happens from the moment the searchers, moving into the wild interior, begin to suspect that there is an insidious, horrific "other" among them.
"A stunning horror thriller." (
Publishers Weekly "The book of the summer....Smith intends to scare the bejabbers out of you, and succeeds." (Stephen King) "If you love ABC's
Lost and the novels of King and Thomas Harris, you'll love this book." (
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Slow to start but becomes a very gripping book
- R. Hunter
OK, but don't believe the glowing endorsements
- I. Jamie