Book review: Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

Book Reviews


Author: Randall Silvis

Publication Date: January 10, 2017

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Format: Kindle (e-arc)





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.


My thoughts

“The past is a fortress that cannot be stormed.”

The perfect family.
The perfect house.
The perfect life.
All gone now.

This has been a catchy start for a synopsis that you will look twice and read carefully and fully grasped what the story all about.

Thomas Huston, a famous novelist suddenly disappeared as all his family members were killed. All gone. Sergeant Ryan DeMarco investigated the cause of this unexpected killings. He never thought that Thomas Huston would do this to his beloved family.

But as Sergeant Ryan DeMarco gathered all the possible pieces of evidence, a question has been occurred in the mind of DeMarco, was really Thomas Huston the one who killed his entire family? Or there is any involved person in this crime?

A page turner mystery thriller that will fully grasp your attention.

I’ve read some books by James Patterson and I conclude that there are similarities that both authors gave to me – chills and a mind blowing facts.

Mystery and Thriller have been one of my favorite genres because it brings deeper thinking and understanding to my mind in every phase of the story, and the pieces of evidence that are linked to each crime are my favorite.

That’s why this book magnetized me and I was glad that there was never a dull moment to me. And my favorite parts in this book are these: intense scenes, shreds of evidence and even discovering unknown characters. Yes, those parts are the spinal cord of a mystery thriller, but Two Days Gone made it complex for the readers like me to doubt themselves if the person they are thinking is the right one.

Told from the point of views of Huston and DeMarco, I was glad I was capable of knowing what was really thinking of the author and at the same time the prime suspect in this story.

While Sergeant Ryan DeMarco has been a strong character to me, his wild thinking’s and analyzations about each event happened leaves a truly remarkable part of my brain. How I wish I grabbed his capability so I can think the way he was thinking in a case like this.

Well, I am not really that great in detecting any loopholes in a mystery thriller, in this book there were times that I can’t understand what was really happening, though it was not because of the difficult prose that the author used, but because there were some events that have been like a haze to me. Though I still understand the next scenes, but it really bothered me that I was thinking if this would be a reason to not understand the flow of the story. Fortunately, I still ended grasping all the events happening.

From big to the smallest details of evidence and scenes, to the chills and mind goggling facts, this book has been a good mystery thriller to read. And I will definitely recommend this for those who wants to try mystery thriller yet afraid to do it because of heavy prose, this book is a perfect start for you.

Thank you Sourcebooks Landmark for providing an e-arc via Netgalley.



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