Book Review: ‘Lost Man’s Lane: A Novel’ By Scott Carson

by | Mar 1, 2024 | Books | 0 comments

The year is 1999, in Bloomington, Ind., AOL dial-up rules, and for 16-year-old Marshall Miller everything is going to change. Today he gets his driver’s license, and the first time he goes out alone, he gets pulled over by a cop. While he waits for the ticket, he notices a girl in the backseat of the cruiser, and she looks scared. He has told the story to his friends, and weeks later a flyer is showm looking for a missing girl, who was the girl in the car, and it turns out the cop was a fake. He talks to the P.I., Noah Storm, working the case, and gets a job with him for the summer. Things with Marshall are getting weird, he sees snakes, has weird dreams, and other strange things happen. Then Noah vanishes, and Marshall thinks supernatural things are happening, and then he learns the shocking truth about what’s going on, and has to find a way to stop what’s happening before it’s too late. This is a well-written (but a little bit too long) psychological thriller, that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Fans of Stephen King, who liked this book, will want to pick it up. It’s a real page-turner, with lots of well-timed twists. In stores on Tuesday, March 26th, from Atria.