Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis

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3-stars

But doesn’t every guilty man hide his deeds behind his words and hide his thoughts behind his smile? 

This was perfectly set up to be a great novel, but unfortunately, like so many novels nowadays, it instead failed to excite and thrill me, and in the end, turned into an extremely mediocre read.

It wasn’t until around 70% of the way through this book that I realised how dislikable DeMarco, our supposed hero, was. His anger and grief was completely understandable after the loss of his wife and child, but I felt he was unnecessarily unkind to his peers and overly passive aggressive in general. However, out of our two main characters, I was happy to read more about DeMarco than Thomas. I found Thomas’ PoV to be slow and a little pointless. Again, I understood his anguish and shame etc, but I guess I just couldn’t connect to his character and summon up the right emotions to care about his story that much.

This was a slow read for me, but I kept pushing through it because: 1) it wasn’t that bad and 2) I was led to believe, by some other reviews, that an amazing twist was going to be revealed. Unfortunately, we got the ‘amazing twist’ and my reaction was more of an “oh” than a “whoa!!” The plot, overall, wasn’t too bad, there were some exciting moments, but for the most part, this could only just hold my interest.

Two Days Gone didn’t grab my attention well enough for me to rate it anything higher than 3 stars. It was an average story, with average characters and an average plot twist. It’s a shame because had high hopes for this one, but nevermind, you win some, you lose some. I see Amazon have specified this as a “Ryan DeMarco novel” so I’m assuming we may be seeing a series come out from Silvis, but I won’t be keeping up with it.

Buy it here!

Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for giving me the opportunity to read this in exchange for an honest review.

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