What I’m Reading: The Heavens May Fall

I just finished up an audio book The Heavens May Fall by  Allen Eskens.  I’m always looking for a good mystery type book and I was hoping this one might be it.

When I selected the audio book to put in my cart from my on line library I didn’t realize that the book was from the same author who wrote The Life We Bury.  I had listened to that audio book and had reviewed it here.  I didn’t discover that until I was writing this review.  I loved the first book, but did I love the second?YES…I totally loved the second book.  I really do like books that deal with a crime, police officers, court and attorneys.  I’m a sucker for them.  I especially like ones that are believable and that have characters that I can embrace.  This book, was all of those.

As I was reading I almost felt like this might be a book that have a pre-quel and it turns out it does.  I should have listened to The Guise of Another first.  The author does a good job so I didn’t feel like I really missed the story by not reading that book first but I am for sure going back and reading the other book first.  I also found out there’s a third book that will be soon be released and yes, I’m going to listen to that one too.  In fact, as soon as I finish writing this post I’m off to buy the first book and pre-order the next….I guess that proves that I really did like the book.

So what’s the story about…I’ll let Amazon tell you, “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.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.7 stars.  I totally agree.  If you’re looking for a new cop/murder/mystery, this is a good one.  I recommend it!!

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