On Valentine’s Day, a professional thief and his partner robbed a bank in a Central Pennsylvania town. It all went well... until the getaway. His partner was killed, the money was lost, and the injured thief barely escaped with his life. Now, four months later, he’s going back for his money. But he’s not the only one after it. Corrupt cops, warring street gangs, white nationalists and crooked politicians all agree on one thing – they want him gone. Permanently.
"He's very good, and he's a genuine Pennsylvanian. Knighton's A Few Days Away is hard-edged and suspenseful, with action that feels real and an anti-hero who can keep all the moving parts in his mind at once." Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author
"A must-read for aspiring criminals, who will learn that going straight offers a much simpler life. I was with Knighton’s anti-hero thief all the way, figuring whatever he netted from this caper, he earned it. Taut writing, crisp dialogue, non-stop action. What more could you want?" Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author
Two word review. Bloody brilliant!
Fantastic story, great setting, an incredibly interesting main character, cracking pace, perfect length, satisfying outcome.
I always find criminals better company than straights. No exception here. A Few Days Away is busy, violent, and compelling. Really gripping. Our unnamed protagonist, first seen in Three Hours Past Midnight (another cracker of a book) doesn't have the best of luck on his jobs, with everything going sideways after a car accident. Money lost and a steely determination to get it back whatever the obstacles.
5 from 5
Read - October, 2021
Published - 2021
Page count - 240
Source - review copy from publisher, Brash Books
Format - PDF read on laptop