Two Days Gone

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.


I started reading this earlier tonight and was immediately hooked. It was so good I found myself reading the story in the parking lot then had to take my tablet into a board meeting so I could keep reading right up until it started. After I drove to Starbucks and ordered an espresso to make sure I could stay up to finish it. Now at 1:30a I finally did and don’t regret my exhaustion or burning eyes.

The story is about a murdered family, who did it, why and the detective who has his own struggles impacting his investigative work.. If only it was that simple then I could’ve put this book down and gotten some decent sleep. The author is so descriptive not just in how he lays out a scene but in the dialogue between the characters. It is also the first time I’ve ever read a mystery book that drove me to tears as my heart broke for one of the characters when the story began to reveal itself. 

You must read this book but start early on your day off or be prepared to lose sleep.

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