- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Polis Books (Oct. 13 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1940610648
- ISBN-13: 978-1940610641
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 3.3 x 23.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 717 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,544,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Savage Lane Hardcover – Oct 13 2015
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Praise for SAVAGE LANE
'Savage Lane is a wickedly smart and twisted look at suburbia - a tense thriller and searing satire.'
-Don Winslow,New York Times bestselling author ofThe Cartel
Who but Jason Starr could render suburban vice pitch black, sneakily endearing and wickedly funny all at once? Like James M. Cain meets Tom Perrotta, SAVAGE LANE shows, in grand style, how twisted the hearts of All-American families can be, and how those picket white fences can be dangerously sharp.'
-Megan Abbott, author ofDare Me andThe Fever
"A work of twisted genius; deliciously dark and funny. VERY highly recommended."
-Mark Edwards, bestselling author ofBecause She Loves Me andThe Magpies
"SAVAGE LANE is a next-level kind of crime novel. The kind of book that gets in your head and stays there for a long time, and makes you look at yourself and everyone else differently. "
-Ed Brubaker, Eisner Award winning author
"One of the best books of 2015, and Starr is one of the greatest writers now working in the United States. Reminiscent of Rick Moody's THE ICE STORM and Tom Perrotta's LITTLE CHILDREN, SAVAGE LANE is a novel of our lives and times that is a must-read on multiple levels."
'A satirical and chilling portrait of a very bent side of suburbia.' -Booklist
"A hard-to-put-down book - you are likely to find yourself repeatedly thinking 'I'll read just one more chapter'. One of the best crime fiction books of the year." -The Telegraph (UK)
"(A) deadly tale of dysfunctional people living on a cul-de-sac in an upscale suburb... mix two distrustful teenage daughters, a psychopathic killer and a likable gay detective, and you get a fun, trashy domestic thriller."
"A surfeit of toxic behavior surrounds the aptly named Savage Lane... Starr has some startling plot twists up his sleeve." -Publishers Weekly
"A fantastic thriller that makes the reader face hard questions of fantasy versus reality, SAVAGE LANE is one of the best books I've read all year."
"A thrilling noir that offers up a searing satire of a declining marriage, suburban life, and obsessive love."
"A terrifically tense psycho-thriller and an all-too-convincing satire of the modern domestic dream."
-The Herald (Scotland)
"Jason Starr's devilish wit and zealous style gives Savage Lane a unique sense of irreverence and some blackly hilarious moments, helping distinguish it in the busy thriller landscape."
-Crime Fiction Lover
"Packed with thrills, Starr has crafted a thriller that also manages to be a hilarious satire on urban America, and a careful character study. Carefully crafted and constantly thrilling, Savage Lane is a rapid and enjoyable read."
-The Book Bag (UK)
"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, Lovereading (UK)
"Read this if you liked pretty much anything by Patricia Highsmith. Savage Lane is a fun, darkly humorous ride that you're going to want to take." -LitReactor
Named one of PopSugar's Best Fall Reads!
Phenomenal praise for the novels of Jason Starr
"Jason Starr's got a hip style and an ear for crackling dialogue... characters so real we feel we know them." -Jeffery Deaver
'Starr once again shows a real gift for satiric humor and capturing the contemporary New York scene." -Publishers Weekly on The Pack
"PANIC ATTACK is the ultimate page turner - a thriller that brilliantly blends psychological and physical suspense. It's rare that you get either one in a book, but Jason Starr delivers them both in spades." -Michael Connelly
"Lights Out has the New York sound, the energy, dialog that's on the beat... Read it and you'll go hunting for Jason Starr's other books, I promise." Elmore Leonard
'Jason Starr's prose is as taut, vicious, relentless and elegant as a jewelled hand tightening around your throat.' -Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight
'This generation's Looking for Mr. Goodbar and a crackling-hot beach read."
The New York Post on The Follower
"Jason Starr is the link between Richard Prather and Albert Camus... . It's almost impossible to do Fake I.D. its proper justice other than to tell you that you need to read this book before today's sun sets." Bookreporter
"A throwback to the spare, snappy crime writing of Jim Thompson and James M. Cain."
Entertainment Weekly on Hard Feelings
About the Author
Jason Starr is the internationally best-selling author of many crime novels and thrillers, and his books have been published in over a dozen languages. He has also cowritten several novels with Ken Bruen for Hard Case Crime, and his work in comics for Marvel, D.C, 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 best-selling crime novels includeNothing Personal, Hard Feelings, Tough Luck, Twisted City, Lights Out, The Follower, andPanic Attack. He is one of only several authors who have won the Anthony Award for mystery fiction multiple times. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lives in Manhattan, NY.
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