The Ruins by Scott Smith
Publisher: Vintage Books
Synopsis: Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacation- sun-drenched days, wild nights, making friends with fellow tourists. When the brother of one of those friends disappears, they decide to venture into the jungle to look for him. What started out as a fun day trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site....and the terrifying presence that lurks there.
Review: This book was creepy. At first you aren't quite sure what is going on but then as you figure out what is happening it gives you the creepy crawlies. I never thought killer plants would be scary but when I started having dreams about my house plants creeping across my room to kill me I realized that Smith might have been on to something. Giant worms, killer crocs, and sharks these have all been done to death but plants?
The group dynamics were perfect and Smith does keep you wondering what's going to go wrong or happen next. Will they be saved? Can they get out of this? If you are looking for a creepy read this one has you covered.