Episode Five of Pines Lakes (Who’s Afraid Podcast)
5 out of 5 stars
If you’re unfamiliar with serialized fiction – it’s the idea that you take a story and separate it out into episodes – like a TV show. These are usually released on a website or as a podcast. I’ll be reviewing each episode separately as they come out to provide an episode by episode review of the story. Check out my review of Episode One and Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four.
Some of my reviews may contain spoilers to past episodes – I’ll try and keep that to a minimum but I can’t guarantee anything.
Favorite quote from this episode: “What do you do if you get into trouble? Trouble? she asked. No trouble here.”
For some reason, that quote really sets the tone for this episode. By the way, I had this to say about it once I finished it:
— 📚Brian’s Book Blog📚 (@brians_books) February 12, 2019
No joke, this episode creeped me out and made me say “wtf” numerous times. Motz had a way of writing something and then making your brain believe it – then pulling the rug out from under you. He keeps doing it again and again and it’s mentally exhausting. Every time I think I know where he’s going with the story or even with the horrors in the woods – I’m wrong.
I’m definitely going to have a hard time going into the woods for a while after I finish this book.
Easily one of the hardest episode to not talk about anything in it (because of spoilers) – just know there was a lot going on in this episode and I’ve heard (from Joe Hempel) that we’re just getting started.
Book Description:Pine Lakes Episode 5 by Christopher Motz
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Series: Pine Lakes #5
Published by Serial Audio on February 12th 2019
Ted and Susan Merchant have been coming to the Pine Lakes Resort for nearly twenty years. In that time, their annual getaway has become a tradition, a peaceful week nestled in the picturesque mountains of northern Pennsylvania. For them, it isn’t just a simple vacation spot, but a magical destination where time slows and they become one with nature’s magnificence.
When a freak summer storm forces Ted to lose control of their car and plummet off the road, they’re relieved just to have survived, but relief quickly turns to dread as they find out all too soon they’re not alone.
Strange lights in the forest, whispered warnings, the insurmountable threat of unseen forces lurking in the shadows; nothing could have prepared them for the horrors that lie ahead.
Escaping the wreck is just the beginning.
Is their love enough to save them, or will they become the latest victims on the road to Pine Lakes?