The Heavens May Fall

The Heavens May Fall

Book - 2016
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"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 student Lila Nash at his side, and he's determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past. Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781633882058
Branch Call Number: M ESKENS
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 21 cm


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Nov 07, 2018

A well crafted and totally convincing crime story, one that could only have been written by someone with an intimate understanding of legal practice, criminal law and the minutiae of court procedure. Along with that, a talent for keeping the reader guessing, compelling you to change your mind about the killer's identity several times along the way. here, there may have been clues pointing to the truth early on but I never spotted them. My enjoyment of The Life We Bury induced me to follow up with this one; I'm glad I did.

Oct 10, 2017

Another excellent book from the author of "The Life We Bury." Three of the characters from Eskens' previous book appear in this one, but the story is equally as good and can easily be read as a standalone. Although there is some predictability to this story, Eskens is still learning his craft and appears to be getting better with each book. I'm looking forward to the next offering by this author.

Dec 21, 2016

I can't really add any comments more meaningful than the reviews for this book. This is the 1st book I have read from Allen Eskens, and I liked the book so much that I am going to find and read the rest of his works. The books unfolds not unlike what you may expect, however the plot twists and the most realistic dialogues I have seen in a long while kept me reading long into the night. Check it out!
ummmm . . . My fat fingers left 3 stars, but I really intended to leave 4 stars. I can't find a way to change my stars rating.

Oct 30, 2016



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