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In the wild interior of the Yucatán, far from the lazy beaches of Cancún, two young couples and some new-found friends venture to the site of an ancient Mayan temple, in pursuit of another in their group. What started out as a day trip spirals into a nightmare when they reach the ruins . . . and discover the terrifying presence that lurks there.
About the Author
Scott Smith was educated at Dartmouth College and Columbia University. He lives in New York City.
"The best horror novel of the new century."
"Like having a rope tied firmly round your middle, as you're pulled on protesting tip-toes toward a door marked DOOM."
"Do not pick up a copy of Scott Smith's The Ruins if you have anything else you need to do in the next eight hours or so."
"An exercise in unremitting tension."
—The Baltimore Sun