Two Days Gone
Review by K. Brooks
Books featuring authors always amuse me well before I have a chance to read them. Particularly any involving authors in dire circumstances or dangerous plots, as there is always that split second flash of fear through my brain when I think “but what if?”
Two Days Gone opens with a series of brutal murders, a lost suspect, and a bitter cop. What starts as a traditional mystery thriller soon transforms into an elegant and twisted race to the climax. I always appreciate thrillers that constantly keep the reader guessing. Guessing not only the “who dunnit” but constantly and consistently revising the readers’ feelings and expectations of every character, their motives, and the outcome of every scene.
I loved it.
I loved every dark corner of this 400 page novel, I loved how the author took the reader by the hand and led them through DeMarco’s thought process, his crime solving, and every tortured action that he takes to save his author friend, who he believes innocent of the crimes that have been pinned on him.
The writing is elegant, suitable and reflective of a novel about an award winning author. The transitions between the characters and their points of view are inspired, the emotion that is woven in between the words and thoughts of one character versus another stand out vividly. If you were to put the book down and pick up at a random point, you’d know exactly whose view you were reading about by the sheer change in desperation.
This is definitely a book to pick up whether you are a reader or a writer, as it will inspire and it will entertain no matter who you are.
Welcome to Fan Fridays – where hopefully, I can provide you with a little love each Friday
Just wanted to share a project I was working on with the lovely Svenja (http://svenjaliv.com/) for The Spark That Left Us.
I felt it really captured Deke’s haunted nature, and the amazing electricity that entraps him.
Hope this inspires you to give it a try!
Many many thanks to Svenja for working on this commission!