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.