The Faust Lane


Fiction - Thriller - General
306 Pages
Reviewed on (not set)
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

A thirty-year-old man suffers so many setbacks — a marriage that isn't working well, a failing business, and anxiety. But things change with a chance meeting that pulls him out of his miserable life and catapults him straight into a life of success and affluence. But what is the catch? The Faust Lane by Marcus Bolt is a beautifully written and captivating story that explores one of the big questions that often escape those who look for easy success — the price to pay.

The story features very compelling characters with solid backgrounds, and what is most interesting is the realism that the author infuses into the writing. Jon Lucke is plucked from a world that most readers are familiar with, with dreams, aspirations, and pains they have all known. We meet him, vulnerable and open to all options that could pull him up, including an irresistible bait.

The writing flows with grace and the dialogues are well-crafted to read like real-life conversations. The author's handling of conflict, at every level, is wonderful, and I was taken by the masterful treatment the author gives to the psychological depth of his characters. Marcus Bolt has created a character that reminded me a lot of Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. The story is well-plotted and beautifully paced. It is the kind of book for readers who love stories that are emotionally charged and conflict-driven. The Faust Lane is a work of genius, a gem in the arena of entertainment. I couldn't put it down.