My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The perfect family. The perfect house. The perfect life. All gone now.
What could cause a man, when all the stars of fortune are shining upon him, to suddenly snap and destroy everything he has built? This is the question that haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco, after the wife and children of beloved college professor and bestselling author Thomas Huston are found slaughtered in their home. Huston himself has disappeared and so is immediately cast as the prime suspect.
I suspect readers will either love to hate this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as it was a book that added that extra dimension to a police investigation, a literary perspective with lots of threads running through it. It was a deep look into the psychological profile of the Professor but also of Ryan De Marco, who struggles constantly against the evidence and his own perspective on his friend. There were moments of pathos as Thomas Huston falls apart, trying desperately to cling onto to his sanity. A read you’ll think about long after you’ve finished