Score: 4.5
From 242 Ratings

The Life We Bury


  • Author: Allen Eskens
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 2760296 Bytes


A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the conv...

Score: 4
From 114 Ratings

Leave No Trace


  • Author: Mindy Mejia
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 8854471 Bytes


“Dark and atmospheric, with palpably vivid details and complex characters harboring plenty of secrets” (Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of The Marriage Lie), this riveting and suspenseful thriller—by the author of the critically acclaimed Everything You Want Me to Be—follows the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years later. There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago, a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned.Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later...the son reappears. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter ...

The Life We Bury
Score: 3.5
From 58 Ratings

The Life We Bury


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616149994


The Life We Bury Book Description :

A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the conv...

The Life We Bury
Score: 3.5
From 58 Ratings

The Life We Bury


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 154860285X


The Life We Bury Book Description :

The Life We BuryBy Allen Eskens...

The Life We Bury
Score: 3.5
From 58 Ratings

The Life We Bury


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Seventh Street Books
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616149987


The Life We Bury Book Description :

Contains an excerpt from the forthcoming novel titled The guise of another....

The Life We Bury
Score: 3.5
From 61 Ratings

The Life We Bury


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616149994


The Life We Bury Book Description :

A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the conv...

The Guise of Another
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Guise of Another


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633880771


The Guise of Another Book Description :

Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. He’s been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation. But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for “James Putnam” for years. As his life spins o...

The Heavens May Fall
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Heavens May Fall


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633882065


The Heavens May Fall Book Description :

FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES. Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden’s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons. Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn’t taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn’t. Now he is back in court, with stud...

Nothing More Dangerous
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Nothing More Dangerous


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316509749


Nothing More Dangerous Book Description :

Missouri native Allen Eskens' "stunning small-town mystery" (New York Times Book Review) is "a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best, such as Ordinary Grace." (Library Journal, starred review) A LIBRARY JOURNAL Mystery Pick of the Month In a small Southern town where loyalty to family and to "your people" carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition. After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored...

The Shadows We Hide
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Shadows We Hide


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473694491


The Shadows We Hide Book Description :

The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of The Life We Bury. A young reporter must come to terms with his past - and present - while investigating the murder of a man he believes could be his father. Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. A cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in Minnesota. Curious about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to discover that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who squandered his wife's inheritance - an inheritance that may now be Joe's. Mired in uncertainty, Joe must piece together his family history - before his quest for discovery threatens to put him in a grave of hi...

The Deep Dark Descending
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Deep Dark Descending


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633883567


The Deep Dark Descending Book Description :

A homicide detective hunts down his wife's killers while struggling between his thirst for revenge and a twinge of conscience forbidding him to take the law into his own hands. Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. Haunted by memories both beautiful and painful, he is plagued by feelings of unfinished business. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he must come to terms with this new information—and determine what to do with it. Struggling to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, Max devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. For most of his life, he has tho...

What We Bury at Night

What We Bury at Night


  • Author : Julian Aguon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 4902837676


What We Bury at Night Book Description :

This series of essays describes the present-day realities of the U.S.-Micronesia relationship as seen through the eyes of those who live through the continuing harm of the U.S. colonial project in Micronesia....