Lanes End– comments & reviews

 

Lanes End the Book

As they say in the retail trade, Lanes End, a Journey into the Paranormal makes a great gift (for the paranormally inclined). A contemporary ghost story for adults, I wrote this scary work of fiction set in the American Southwest. Don’t worry, it can still be read and enjoyed by skeptics! But don’t take my word for it. Here are some reader’s and reviewer’s opinions . . .

Review by author L. Sydney Fisher:
While thumbing through articles on WordPress, I came across an author’s blog that immediately captured my attention. I read the author’s bio and discovered that he was a Realtor who had an unusual practice not commonly seen in my part of the country. I was instantly drawn in . . . more from her blog.

Book Review
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite

Lane’s End: A Journey Into the Paranormal is an urban fantasy novel written by Paul Hill.

Odessa Kearney was a “Lady Trucker”, and she was proud of it. She had wanted more from life than an uninspiring relationship; the ubiquitous big rig advertisement on the matchbook cover had settled itself firmly into her imagination. It took very little for her to make it become a reality.

As she drove the I-40 east into New Mexico, she noted that her son’s twenty-seventh birthday was coming up. He lived in California now after leaving Phoenix for San Francisco eight years ago. She missed those few years when she was able to be his full-time mom, but that was all past. For her, nirvana was the open road, traveling the country, seeing the sights and warring, sometimes, with her tendency to zone out on the road.

She had long learned not to indulge in a bit of road rage, no matter what craziness transpired on the road, but the crazy in the old Grand Prix that came zooming up behind her and nearly clipped her rig when passing merited a long lean on her horn. The passenger brandished a stubby middle finger in salute as they roared away.

She sighed sometime later when a profusion of red brake lights signaled traffic ahead. There were the inevitable police cars, a fire truck and an ambulance gathered around the impacted vehicle, but no flurry of effort surrounded the driver’s sheet-covered form. With a shock, she recognized that old Grand Prix and pulled over to give FBI Special Agent Sam Buscella a witness statement. Sam was there because the incident was definitely a homicide, and he suspected a serial killer, possibly a trucker riding the roads, was at work.
When Odessa got back into her rig, she wasn’t alone. A gaunt and disheveled man in a filthy coverall had a gun trained on her, his near-perfect diction and manners a startling contrast to his appearance. As she started her rig, she wondered if perhaps a fortunate accident would occur; however, nothing unforeseen or otherwise halted their progress.
Paul Hill’s paranormal urban fantasy, Lane’s End, A Journey Into the Paranormal is a taut, suspenseful and compelling descent into terror as Odessa comes to terms with her abduction and uncertain survival at the hands of the strangely urbane Zacharias.

Odessa Kearney grabbed my attention in the opening paragraphs. I so admired this gutsy and resilient woman who had actually fulfilled the owner-operator fantasy so many harbor within their imaginations. Following as she adroitly manages her rig, plans the rest area stops to comply with DOT regulations and embodies that fantasy of the trucker’s life so many dream about was a joy indeed.

Her story, which gets dark so quickly with the arrival of Zacharias, continues, somehow, to be the stuff of dreams as they leave her scheduled pick-up in Albuquerque and head towards the Four Corners and into Utah. The canoe scene is unutterably lovely as the two navigate the Green River in a stolen canoe through the Canyonlands.

One can’t help but wonder at the possibility of Stockholm Syndrome as the two discuss her family and “the sparkling refractions of sunlight playing off the small waves breaking against the bow” lull Odessa into slumber. I especially enjoyed the serial killer investigation conducted by Agent Sam Buscella and hope that the author considers giving Buscella additional investigations in future novels.

Lane’s End is powerful and profound, and it’s a most impressive debut novel – this is highly recommended.

Gerald S.-
Lanes End sounds like a well balanced tale. I’m glad you made the choice to keep Zacharias multidimensional. The more people read about characters who are not merely black or white, the more they will recognize that the people in their lives and in the news reports are not always what they seem as well.”

“. . . just finished–absolutely incredible! I loved it. I think if you got it to the right publisher, it could be a best seller . . .” –Harry A., Trinidad, Colorado

“. . . it was really interesting. i told jon that the beginning (before the first paranormal event) peeked my interest. then, for a few chapters, i was confused about what was going on…then it all started to come together and it was hard to put down. i really enjoyed it! congrats to you and all the research you did for it. of course, I found the pharma connection particularly interesting and close to home!”
-Jean D., Gurnee, Ill.


Watch the Movie of Lanes End, Chapter 1– “Madonna on the Curb”–video, voice, and music!


Call to order a copy of Paul Hill’s
Lanes End, a Journey into the Paranormal
Paranormal Mystery/Thriller
257 pages, Light in the Dark Paranormal Press
$14.95

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