Title: Two Days Gone
Author: Randall Silvis
Description from Goodreads: “A literary page-turner about a beloved college professor accused of murdering his entire family, and one small-town cop’s dangerous search for answers.
Thomas Huston, a beloved professor and bestselling author, is something of a local hero in the small Pennsylvania college town where he lives and teaches. So when Huston’s wife and children are found brutally murdered in their home, the community reacts with shock and anger. Huston has also mysteriously disappeared, and suddenly, the town celebrity is suspect number one.
Sergeant Ryan DeMarco has secrets of his own, but he can’t believe that a man he admired, a man he had considered a friend, could be capable of such a crime. Hoping to glean clues about Huston’s mind-set, DeMarco delves into the professor’s notes on his novel-in-progress. Soon, DeMarco doesn’t know who to trust—and the more he uncovers about Huston’s secret life, the more treacherous his search becomes.”
Review: This is a captivating and suspenseful novel that you won’t want to put down. I loved this book even when it was breaking my heart, which happened many times. The narration switches between Sergeant Ryan Demarco, the lead on the case of the murdered family, and Professor Thomas Huston, suspect number one and you still cannot figure out if Thomas Huston truly murdered his family. You really don’t want him to be guilty, but if he didn’t do it, why is he on the run?
This novel is very well written. This is the first novel I have read by Randall Silvis and it will not be my last. You never see the twists and turns coming, keeping you turning page after page. Randall Silvis truly knows how to play with your mind.
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to any fan of suspense or mystery novels.
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. A positive review was not required, all opinions are my own*