Allen Eskens is the author of THE LIFE WE BURY, a thrilling mystery that hits every mark necessary for a solid debut novel. With one part murder mystery, one part legal story, just the right dose of family drama and a relatable romance, THE LIFE WE BURY is a great read. Eskens is also a practicing criminal defense attorney in Minnesota.
The story is about Joe Talbert, a junior at the University of Minnesota, who receives a class assignment to write a biography of someone who has lived an interesting life. At a nursing home he meets Carl Iverson, a man dying of cancer who has been medically paroled after spending thirty years in prison for the murder of a fourteen-year-old girl. Carl agrees to tell Joe his story, and Joe sets out to unravel the tapestry of the thirty-year-old murder.
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