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.
Another new-to-me author is brought to my attention! I loved his detailed and eloquent style of writing. The introduction was poetically lyrical. His writing makes you feel as though you are right there in the book watching your mental movie (the movie we create while reading a book) take place before your very eyes. As you're reading you think, Obviously "so and so" did it. But, did "so and so" do it? I think DeMarco is relatable in the sense that we try to do our best at home or at work while the other half of our life seems to be falling a apart. As much as I enjoyed the story and watching as the characters began to unfold, some of the descriptions and language was a bit out of my box. For that I will say, for mature readers only!!
None the less...I can't wait to read the next in this series.
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Randall Silvis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, one story collection, and one book of narrative nonfiction. His essays, articles, poems, and short stories have appeared in various online and print magazines. His work has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Pennsylvania.
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