Allen Eskens
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Allen Eskens

Allen Eskens grew up in the wooded hills of Missouri and, after high school, migrated north to pursue his education. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Minnesota, and a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law. He honed his creative writing skills in the M.F.A. program at Minnesota State University and took classes at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.

THE HEAVENS MAY FALL is Allen's third novel and it features three characters from his bestselling, book-club favorite THE LIFE WE BURY. THE HEAVENS MAY FALL 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. The truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end.

THE LIFE WE BURY, Allen's debut offering, was named the Best Debut Novel of 2014 at the Left Coast Crime Conference, winning the Rosebud Award. The Life We Bury was named a finalist for the Edgar Award, the Thriller Award and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. It was also named a finalist for the Barry Award for Best Paperback Original novel and the Minnesota Book Award for Best Genre Fiction.

THE GUISE OF ANOTHER, Allen's follow-up novel, tells the story of Max Rupert (one of the secondary characters from The Life We Bury) and his brother Alexander. Both are detectives with the Minneapolis Police Department and both get pulled into a dangerous cat-and-mouse hunt for the truth about a dead man with a secret past.

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Best Sellers

    • The Life We Bury

    • By: Allen Eskens
    • Narrated by: Zach Villa
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,777

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen!

    • By Lori on 12-14-15

    Regular price: $25.19

    • The Shadows We Hide

    • By: Allen Eskens
    • Narrated by: Zach Villa
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    In the highly-anticipated sequel to the national best seller 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By Maggie Lees on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Deep Dark Descending

    • By: Allen Eskens
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,256

    Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely brilliant!!

    • By ryan on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Heavens May Fall

    • By: Allen Eskens
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,039
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,664

    Detective Max Rupert's 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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2017 Audie Nominee

    • By Bob on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Guise of Another

    • By: Allen Eskens
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,643
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,431
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,418

    A former Medal of Valor winner, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen, terrific narrator

    • By mary on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $26.59

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