HE EAGERLY AWAITED NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF A SIMPLE PLAN Eerie, terrifying, and unputdownable, The Ruins is Scott Smith's first novel since his acclaimed debut A Simple Plan earned rave reviews and stormed bestseller 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....
Don't start it till you have time to finish. I ended up staying up all night reading it. Fantastically scary.
I was skeptical until I started reading and couldn't put it down. Very creepy, kept me thinking for days after.
This story doesn't make sense. Watch the movie if you really want to see what all the hype is about but don't waste your time reading the book.