Savage Lane by Jason Starr

Competition published on October 16, 2015.

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.

We have 3 copies to give away – scroll down for your chance to win!

This BookNoir pick first came to our attention when reviewer Elizabeth Moffat told us it was one of the most unique things she had read so far this year…

I’m not actually familiar with any of the author’s work but now I’ve read this novel, I’ll definitely be checking out more from Jason Starr. There are a number of surprises and twists in the plot that made me unsure where he was taking the story but I thoroughly enjoyed everything that happened. We have a number of major and minor characters that make the plot-line interesting and made reading just that little bit further on hard to resist. I can’t really say if there was a main character, the reader sees the story from various perspectives – the first, beautiful Karen Daily who has two children and is divorced but is trying to get her dating life back on track, even if she has to kiss a few frogs in the process. She is close friends with a man called Mark Berman who is married himself but has found himself becoming completely obsessed with Karen as his marriage begins to deteriorate from the inside. The only problem with this is that she does not reciprocate his feelings… cue potential awkward moments? Yes, this novel has them in abundance. Furthermore, life for Karen on Savage Lane is about to get a hell of a lot darker.

Read Elizabeth’s review in full here.


Jason will be discussing domestic thrillers and crime fiction with Melanie McGrath (The Bone Seeker) and Laura Wilson (Stratton’s War) in an event hosted by Barry Forshaw, one of the UK’s leading experts on crime fiction and film, at Waterstones Piccadilly, on 28th October, 7pm. Free to attend but please RSVP by email:

Reviewer Elizabeth will also be interviewing Jason this month and we’re looking forward to sharing what she finds out here on BookNoir – coming soon!

About the author

Jason Starr is the internationally bestselling author of many crime novels and thrillers and his books have been published in over a dozen languages. His work, which appears in comics for Marvel, DC, Vertigo and Boom! Studios, has featured Wolverine, The Punisher and Batman, among others. Many of his books, including Lights Out, Cold Caller, Tough Luck, Twisted City and The Follower, are in development for film and TV; Jason’s original novel Ant-Man: Natural Enemy, has been published by Marvel and the movie Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, was in cinemas July 2015. Starr’s crime novels include Cold Caller, Nothing Personal, Fake ID, Hard Feelings, Tough Luck and Twisted City. His more recent novels Lights Out, The Follower and Panic Attack will be published by No Exit Press in 2016. Jason Starr was born in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.

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Savage Lane by Jason Starr, published by No Exit Press on 22 October, 2015 at £6.99

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