The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens audiobook

The Shadows We Hide

By Allen Eskens
Read by Zach Villa

By Allen Eskens
Read by Zach Villa

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316509787

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549176593

  • ISBN: 9781549176579

Runtime: 9.08 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Book Award in Fiction

Finalist for the Barry Award for Best Novel

In the highly-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller The Life We Bury, Joe Talbert returns to investigate the murder of the father he never knew, and to reckon with his own family’s past.

Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. Now out of college, 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 southern Minnesota.

Full of childhood dreams about who his father might have been, Joe is shocked to find that none of the town’s residents have much to say about his father’s murder-other than that it was long overdue. Joe discovers that his father was a loathsome man who cheated his neighbors, threatened his daughter, and squandered his wife’s meager inheritance after she, too, passed away—an inheritance that may now be his.

Mired in uncertainty and plagued by his own tenuous relationship with his mother, whose sobriety has led her to seek reconciliation with her distant son, Joe must put together the missing pieces of his family history— before his quest for discovery threatens to put him in a grave of his own.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Talbert proves himself a true hero.” New York Times Book Review
“A brilliant sequel full of deeply developed characters… Eskens keeps readers guessing until the last pages in this darkly lyrical and brutally intimate story of one man’s journey of self-discovery.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Murder, arson, betrayal, and reconciliation will keep pages turning and leave readers eager for more of Joe Talbert.” Booklist

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Allen Eskens

Author Bio: Allen Eskens

Allen Eskens has been a criminal defense attorney for twenty years. He honed his creative writing skills through the MFA program at Minnesota State University as well as classes at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. He is a member of the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime. He is currently working on a follow-up novel to The Life We Bury.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English