Two Days Gone
Thomas Huston had taken the professorial publish-or-perish mantra to a new level with writing best-seller mystery books. During some research, he interviews and becomes friends with state police trooper Ryan DeMarco. DeMarco has a sad and shocking story of his own. When Huston’s entire family is found brutally slaughtered and Huston disappears, the case comes to DeMarco. Although it seems everyone in town has already tried and convicted Huston, DeMarco just can’t quite believe Huston committed this horrible crime and, consequently, is willing to keep his mind open and look for alternative suspects. The search for suspects, hampered by Huston’s disappearance and presumption of guilt, has a twisted path, but DeMarco perseveres, uncovering red herrings aplenty.
Author Randall Silvis has created a terrific thriller a la Dennis LaHane and Michael Koryta. Told from two points of view — those of Huston and DeMarco — this terrific story will hook readers into the fascinating mystery and keep them turning pages. The writing is crisp and the characters are fully developed and complex. For fans of the mystery/thriller genre, this author will be a tremendous addition. Let’s hope he has more books like this in the chute.