Jarrod Nelson, a twenty-something American studying in France, is in love with his professor's sister, Caroline. But the professor's sudden, violent death drives a wedge between the lovers, and Jarrod finds himself struggling with demons he thought he'd buried long ago. How far will Jarrod go to win Caroline back? And how far will Caroline go to stay away?
A tale of love and madness, the bastard child of BAG OF BONES and SHUTTER ISLAND, THE DAY I LEFT will get its hooks into you on the first page and not let go until well after the last.
"A fine debut by a writer with international flare and solid insight into the mania we each, every one of us, carry somewhere within our tortured souls." - Charlie Stella, author of JOHNNY PORNO.