The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now.
What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco after the wife and children of beloved college professor and bestselling author Thomas Huston are found slaughtered in their home. Huston himself has disappeared and so is immediately cast as the prime suspect.
DeMarco knows―or thinks he knows―that Huston couldn’t have been capable of murdering his family. But if Huston is innocent, why is he on the run? And does the half-finished manuscript he left behind contain clues to the mystery of his family’s killer?
A masterful new thriller by acclaimed author Randall Silvis, Two Days Gone is a taut, suspenseful story that will will break your heart as much as it will haunt your dreams.
Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis is a dark and disturbing novel with bleak characters, dank setting, shocking plotline and I loved every minute of it. I thought the writing was fabulous. It was descriptive and intelligent and I loved the references to literary texts. The author breathed life into the characters by slowly revealing their past demons and deepening the relationship between author/murder suspect and police sergeant.
Thomas Huston, college professor and author has disappeared after the brutal murder of his wife and three children. On the run, he desperately searches for answers to the murder of his family. Sergeant Ryan DeMarco is assigned to the case. He knows Huston, respects him as a man and as an author. How could he have killed his family? DeMarco sets out to find Huston before he or someone else hurts him and to prove his innocence.
There are so many things going for this novel. For one, the pacing is fabulous. Although it is not an action-packed mystery, it is a suspense-filled mystery and it is completely unpredictable. I questioned the reliability of many of the characters and suspected several of them while reading. The writing had me guessing until the very end, and I was not disappointed! Finally, the characters are fabulous, from Huston and DeMarco, to several of the minor characters. They are all well-defined and relatable. I felt drawn to Huston and DeMarco and found myself desperately pulling for their well-being and wanting the best for them.
This book is a must read.
4.5 / 5 stars