Fantasy Book Review: The Lost

The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

It was only meant to be a brief detour. But then Lauren finds herself trapped in a town called Lost on the edge of a desert, filled with things abandoned, broken and thrown away. And when she tries to escape, impassible dust storms and something unexplainable lead her back to Lost again and again. The residents she meets there tell her she’s going to have to figure out just what she’s missing—and what she’s running from—before she can leave. So now Lauren’s on a new search for a purpose and a destiny. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll be found….

Against the backdrop of this desolate and mystical town, Sarah Beth Durst writes an arresting, fantastical novel of one woman’s impossible journey…and her quest to find her fate.

Lauren is running from her mother’s cancer update when she finds herself in the town of Lost. But leaving isn’t so easy. After a strange run-in with the only person who can send her home, the whole town turns against her. Her only allies are a strange, little girl and the mysterious man who sent her to Lost.

The Lost is a dramatic and suspenseful tale – haunting and unique. This fantasy is set in a town where lost things and people are sent. Durst is an author who is an automatic-read for me. Her novels go to the top of my reading lists. And her latest adventure is a dark and creepy story that I couldn’t put down. The setting is a strong character in itself – engaging and captivating. With mystery and a bit of romance – this quick read is one I won’t soon forget.

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