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The Shadows We Hide

Allen Eskens

4 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

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 his own.

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Praise for The Shadows We Hide

  • Praise for Allen Eskens - -

  • Eskens' first-person narration grabs the reader and never relinquishes its hold - Library Journal

  • The tension builds to an all-stops-out finale that works on every level. Thriller fans should keep their eyes on Eskens: he's a comer - Booklist

  • The pacing could be set to a metronome and the style is clean and accessible. [Eskens] finds fresh takes on puzzle pieces for the story and knows when to present them - MysteryPeople

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