The Life We Bury

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Publisher Description

A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite!

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. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
October 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
303
Pages
PUBLISHER
Seventh Street Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Rg110647 ,

Good introduction

This was the first book I read of Allen Eskens. Good storyline, good characters. It was a fast paced read that keep me engaged right up to the end. I look forward to reading more by Eskens.

Done forever ,

Very Good

New author for me. I read several books/week so mysteries especially have to well written (not overly descriptive to compensate for lack of intrigue), and have believable twists & turns. This was good enough that I’m going on to the next.

Mimii Jan ,

The Life We Bury

Excellent! Suspenseful right up until then end. I read the last 1/3 of the book this morning, couldn’t put it down. Kudos to this new writer. Highly recommend.

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