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The Shadows We Hide
The Shadows We Hide | Allen Eskens
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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 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.
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BlueStockingReviews
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The Shadows We Hide is a gripping tale of self discovery with great characters, descriptive writing and a fast paced story. Joe Talbert,Jr. has never met his father. While working for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, Joe comes across the story describing the murder of a man named Joseph “Toke” Talbert. Could this man be the father that abandoned him? https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-shadows-we-hide

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗💗 1w
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Aswenson
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Got to listen to this for MAYBE the first 3rd of my #audiorun but then my running/biking buddy requested “Africa Weezer” and we only listened to more Weezer from then on. 😁
Got stuck in construction traffic later on a drive that allowed me to finish this. Eskens does a great job of building suspense. And I love my home state of MN as the backdrop for the Joe Talbert books.

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OneCent76
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Wonderful part 2 of The Life We Bury. The characters are believable and the story keeps your attention the whole way through. Definitely worth reading!

wtimblin Didn't even know The Life We Bury had a sequel! Thanks 6mo
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swishandflick
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SO FLIPPING GOOD! Most of the twists caught me completely off guard and Eskens weaved this plot SO tightly. Really, really good 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

I read all five of Eskens' books this month and am still shocked that I hadn't heard of him sooner. He's now on my auto-buy list for sure!

PS: this book should only be read *after* The Life We Bury.

Madison91 Stacked! 7mo
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ambam1987
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Allen Eskens has a way of bringing you right into his stories. I didn‘t want this one to end.

CouronneDhiver Love his books ❤️❤️ 9mo
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heidisreads
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Woah! The twists and turns came at me so fast in this one! Loved it - couldn‘t put it down. Read The Life We Bury first so you have the backstory about Joe and Lila and Jeremy. #mystery #Minnesota #thriller

CouronneDhiver Great author! 👍🏽 9mo
heidisreads @CouronneDhiver Yes! I enjoy his books so much. And he loves visiting libraries - he even came down to my little one a few years ago. 9mo
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Princess-Kingofkings
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I'm saving the date for this opportunity to meet a Michigan author and shouting out my thanks to the libraries in my county for coming together.

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lauralovesbooks1
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Solid crime novel with an exceptionally good first chapter. Eskens has become an auto-buy author for me

NatalieR For me too! 10mo
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Rosewinter
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Gobbled this book right up. Joe Talbot's story continues in this novel by Allen Eskens. What a story it is too!! He's now a reporter for the Associate Press, we get to follow him on an investigation that may be the murder of his father. #couldntputitdown

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Rissa1
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I love my Mother-in -law. Every Christmas she asks what I want for Christmas, I give her a list of books, and she always gets books off the list. If she cannot find the books I request, she does a gift card to a book store. ❤📚❤ #MerryChristmas

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Matilda
The Shadows We Hide | Allen Eskens
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When you‘re too tired to hold your book.

Crazeedi 😉👍 12mo
Gezemice Lol! I have a book holder 😁 12mo
Books-R-Love Have you read little fires everywhere by Celeste Ng? I‘m gonna read it on the weekend. Think you should check it out if you haven‘t! I‘m new here so don‘t know how things really work around here lol (edited) 12mo
Matilda @Notnightingale I did! I love her writing and will read anything she writes. And welcome! 12mo
Books-R-Love @Matilda ah nice! I haven‘t read any of her work before, but I‘m feeling good about this one! Any favourites from this year? Just looking for some good novels to read! 12mo
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chyepanda
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So I finish The Life We Bury and love it. Nobody informed me there was companion books. :( Now I am sad but it means I get to buy more books right.

zzz I did the same thing...read the first then found out it was a series😊 14mo
chyepanda @Jen_is_always_reading Hey at least it was the first book normally I start in like the middle. :p 14mo
Rissreads Yep! Gotta love buying more books! 14mo
zzz @chyepanda so true🤣🤣 14mo
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Matilda
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