Fleeing her mother’s potentially bad test results, Lauren Chase skips out of work, gets in her car and drives straight East out of LA. When the radio will only play static and there hasn’t been a turnoff or even another vehicle in what feels like hours does Lauran come out of her trance and realizes she needs to turn around. After an inconvenient dust storm, an off ramp appears that leads Lauren to a small town with a ‘Welcome to Lost’ sign. Since it’s getting late, Lauren pulls into a crumbling motel to rest for the night before heading back to her mother. She encounters some very strange folk in her short stay in Lost. On her way out of town in the morning she gets caught in the dust storm again and is lead back to Lost. Again and again until she runs out of gas. It’s official: Lauren is Lost.
This was a stay up late read for me. Like Wonderland and Oz, Lost is a magical place that can be both magnificent and dangerous. I definitely got lost in this book (lame pun intended, sorry).