Episode Six 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, Episode Five.
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.
Wooow what an episode. Literally, every episode is like an episode of The Twilight Zone. They keep stumbling into weirder and more different situations. Episode six was no different and easily the most messed up.
They stumble into a small town, which we later find out is the town of Pine Lakes, and are greeted by a couple who offers to take them in out of the rain and into their “house” (a former drug store). They are given food and told to relax for the evening. From there on, without spoiling anything, just know you are in for some shock and awe and also some true “wtf” moments.
Motz was able to write a book that just keeps me coming back for more. This might be one of the more wtf-esque chapters I’ve read in some time but I also need to know what happens next. Thankfully, I’ll know more on Tuesday – but just enough to keep me coming back next week as well.
Overall, the best episode yet, in my opinion. I can’t wait to see what happens in the town of Pine Lakes in the next episode of Who’s Afraid.
Pine Lakes Episode 6 by Christopher Motz
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Length: 57 mins
Series: Pine Lakes #6
Published by Serial Audio on February 19th 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?Also by this author: Pine Lakes: Episode One, Pine Lakes Episode Two, Pine Lakes Episode 3, Pine Lakes Episode Four
Also in this series: Pine Lakes: Episode One, Pine Lakes Episode Two, Pine Lakes Episode 3, Pine Lakes Episode Four