When All Light Fails

When All Light Fails

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A new mystery from Randall Silvis, critically acclaimed master of crime fiction

When powerful men pull strings to get what they want... someone almost always ends up dead

There's not much that would convince retired police sergeant Ryan DeMarco to take on another private investigation case, but he can't refuse a nine-year-old Michigan girl begging for help finding her biological father. The road trip to the Upper Peninsula promises DeMarco and his partner, Jayme, a chance to heal from their last case, which ended in a traumatic brush with death for DeMarco. But things aren't as they first appear in the woods of Michigan, and the seemingly simple paternity investigation soon morphs into something deadly.

The deeper DeMarco, Jayme, and the rest of their team dig, the more ugly truths they reveal, all while doing their best to keep one member of their team, from falling prey to her own kind of darkness. This investigation just might be the most emotionally troubling one DeMarco and Jayme have yet encountered, for there are plenty of people who will do whatever it takes to shut them down before the truth comes to light.

Acclaimed author Randall Silvis expertly weaves a shocking tale of secrets and lies in When All Light Fails, a suspense-fueled mystery that will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

"[a] chilly suspense novel."-The New York Times Sunday Book Review for Two Days Gone

"...a suspenseful, literary thriller that will resonate with readers long after the book is finished. A terrific choice for Dennis Lehane fans."-Library Journal, Starred Review for Two Days Gone

"An absolute gem of literary suspense... told in a smooth, assured, and often haunting voice, Two Days Gone is a terrific read."-Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead for Two Days Gone

Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series:
Two Days Gone (Book 1)
Walking the Bones (Book 2)
A Long Way Down (Book 3)
No Woods So Dark as These (Book 4)
When All Light Fails (Book 5)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 29mm | 439.98g
  • Poisoned Pen Press
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 172822358X
  • 9781728223582

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"Hard-edged and smartly plotted...DeMarco is an interesting character: not just your typical ex-cop-with-a-past, but rather a vividly realized, robust, and abundantly human character." - Booklist "Silvis delivers crisp action sequences, but most memorable are DeMarco's long, ruminative dirgressions that sum up the career of a complicated, honorable man. Readers will be sorry to see the last of him." - Publishers Weekly "A soulful, deeply felt story." - Kirkus Reviews
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About Randall Silvis

RANDALL SILVIS is the internationally acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels, including Two Days Gone and the other Ryan DeMarco mysteries. His essays, articles, poems, and short stories have appeared in various online and print magazines. His work has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Pennsylvania.
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Rating details

78 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 23% (18)
4 41% (32)
3 27% (21)
2 6% (5)
1 3% (2)
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