Book Review: Two Days Gone

Book Review: Two Days GoneTwo Days Gone
by Randall Silvis
on January 10th 2017
Pages: 394
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark
Genres: Mystery/Crime

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.

My Takeaway 

After reading the summary of Two Days Gone, I was intrigued and eager to sink right into it. Once I started to read it…my enthusiasm dwindled. The book is about a well-liked professor and bestselling author, Thomas Huston, who is on the run and being accused of brutally killing his wife and three children. The investigator in charge of the case, Sgt. Ryan DeMarco is an acquaintance and fan of Huston. DeMarco tries to connect the dots and figure out if Huston actually committed the crime (while fighting his own demons). The story starts off great, but as it continues the plot just kind of fizzles and the pace moves much too slow for me. I believe the book is well-written (the man can write), but I was unable to connect with any of the characters and just did not get into it the way I like.

Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for giving me an ARC of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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