"Silvis is at it again, striving for a blend of crime story and literature, mutilated bodies and lapidary prose."—Booklist
Just when you think you've reached the bottom...
Ryan DeMarco would rather not go home. Not now, maybe not ever. But when his estranged wife attempts suicide, he has no choice but to return to western Pennsylvania, and all the memories that wait for him there. Unfortunately, it's not only ghosts from the past waiting to greet DeMarco upon his return. An old high school classmate has risen through the ranks to become a county sheriff, and he is desperate for help investigating a series of murders that might tie into a cold case from his and DeMarco's school days.
DeMarco and his new love, Jayme, agree to join the team working on the case. But it's not easy for DeMarco to be walking the streets of his troubled past, and the deeper he and Jayme dig into the disturbing murders the less likely it is that either one of them will escape the devastation.
An emotionally wrenching thriller, perfect for readers of Harlan Coben and Lisa Regan.
Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series:
Two Days Gone (Book 1)
Walking the Bones (Book 2)
A Long Way Down (Book 3)
At the start of Silvis's overwrought third Ryan DeMarco mystery (after 2018's Walking the Bones), the former Pennsylvania state policeman turned PI is leaving the hospital where his estranged wife, Laraine, is being treated after a suicide attempt when he runs into an old high school buddy, Ben Brinker, now the Mahoning County sheriff. It turns out Ben could use Ryan's help in solving a triple homicide connected to a 30-year-old cold case in their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Ryan is reluctant to return to his hometown, unlike his girlfriend and PI partner, Jayme Matson, who's eager to go there. In Youngstown, Ben's deputies resent what they consider Ryan and Jayme's interference, and Ryan's negative feelings about the place and his grief over his young son's recent death hinder the investigation. Series fans will gain a greater understanding of the emotionally closed off Ryan, but repetitive action and uninspired dialogue stymie the plot. Hopefully, Silvis will return to form in book four.