Sunday, December 15, 2013

Review of I-35 by Brett Selmont

I downloaded the Kindle version of this story a few weeks ago when a friend posted the cover pic on Pinterest.  Of course, being an Okie, the words 'I-35' and 'Oklahoma' sparked my curiosity and the blurb made it sound exciting.  The blurb was not wrong.

The story opens with David, a twenty-something loser, waking up in the back seat of his car in Minneapolis, far from his home in New York City.  He has no idea how he got there and cannot remember the past three days.  The only clue is a frantic and disturbing voice mail from his brother.  David hasn't heard from Jim in years, but he's family and David sets out down I-35, following sparse clues.

At a truck stop in Oklahoma, he meets a strange young woman, Shawna, who seems to know all about him and his past.  She joins him in his search for his brother.

The ending is a total shocker.  I won't post any spoilers here because I'm not even sure I understood it.  I'll say that it reads like Nomar Knight's Darkness Roams.  What starts out to be a psychological thriller takes a strange turn into the supernatural.

This isn't for everyone, especially the faint of heart, but it is a wild ride.

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