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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Once lauded as the prominent exponent of white collar noir, US author Starr now turns his attention with searing effect to domestic unease and attendant thrills. Recently divorced Karen Daily has moved to Westchester, a quiet New York City suburb with her two children and has begun to rebuild her life and teaches at a local school. Her neighbour Mark's marriage, however, is deteriorating and he becomes obsessed with her and his expansive fantasy life now one-sidedly includes her. But Karen soon discovers Mark is not the only one who is taking an undesired interest in her. Stripping away the genteel facade of suburbia until the pace becomes truly frenetic, sordid and dark, this ingenious thriller manipulates the heartstrings like a deranged keyboard. The secret life of middle-class suburbia has never been this disturbing. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
Life is sublime in the idyllic suburb of New York City. Recent divorcee, Karen Daily and her two kids have for the first time in years found joy as they settle into the close-knit community of Savage Lane. Neighbours, Mark and Deb Berman, have been so supportive as she moves on in life: teaching at the local school and even dating again.
But behind pristine houses and perfect smiles lie dark motives far more sinister than Karen could have ever imagined. Unknown to her, Mark, trapped in his own unhappy marriage, has developed a rich fantasy life for the two of them. And as rumours start to spread, it seems that he isn't the only one targeting Karen. . .
A tense domestic thriller where nothing is as it seems, Savage Lane is a searing satire on suburban life, and a raw meditation on obsessive love.
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Critical acclaim for Savage Lane:
'Jason Starr's SAVAGE LANE is a wickedly smart and twisted look at suburbia - a tense thriller and searing satire.' - Don Winslow, author of The Cartel
'Impressed with how well crafted the storyline was...Mrs Red's Reviews describes the complexity and believability of Savage Lane and its characters.' - Mrs Red's Reviews
'I'll definitely be checking out more from Jason Starr...Elizabeth Moffat loves the surprises and twists of Savage Lane.' - Nudge
'Deadly tale of dysfunctional people...Startribune reviews Jason Starr's domestic thriller Savage Lane.' - Star Tribune
Publication date: 22/10/2015
Publisher: No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd
|Publication date:||22nd October 2015|
|Publisher:||No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Jason Starr is the international bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers and his books have been published in over a dozen languages. He has co-written several novels with Ken Bruen for Hard Case Crime and his work, which appears in comics for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, and Boom! Studios, has featured Wolverine, The Punisher, Batman, Doc Savage, The Avenger, Ant-Man and The Sandman. Many of his books are in development for film and TV. Starr’s bestselling crime novels include Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, Fake ID, Hard Feelings, Tough Luck, Twisted City. Lights Out, The Follower and Panic ...More About Jason Starr