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.
I LOVED this book. I was riveted throughout, desperate to understand what happened to this well known family. The author’s use of a writer as the main suspect in this plot was inspired! The added twist and the unique voice made the story one of my best mystery/crime reads of the year.
I cannot recommend this one highly enough to readers who love clever plotting, a true mystery and a character who takes your emotions of a rollercoaster.
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