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Publisher's Summary

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....
©2006 Scott Smith. All rights reserved; (P)2006 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
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Critic Reviews

"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." (USA Today)
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By Amy Hale on 07-21-06

Great Book

Normally this isn't the type of book I like to "read". However, this is truly a spell binding tale with a lot of twist and turns.

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By Judith on 09-14-06

good premise

This started out with a good and interesting premise - I thought it would develop into something about the Mayans - nope - just a bad horror book with a worse ending.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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