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Short Synopsis
Featuring three characters from the bestselling book-club favorite The Life We Bury, Allen Eskens's novel The Heavens May Fall explores a riveting murder case told from two opposing perspectives.

Full Synopsis
Detective Max Rupert's 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.

"The narrators . . . create supercredible suspense, their voices rising with stubborn tenacity and anger and tightening with fear as facts are revealed, with chilling effect." ---Booklist Audio Review

"An attorney with two successful crime novels under his belt, Eskens here shows that he can write legal thrillers with the best of them, using characters introduced in his debut, The Life We Bury (2014), and building tension and plot twists up to the very end." ---Booklist

"Narrators R.C. Bray and David Colacci express urgency, compassion, and determination. . . . This is an unforgettable novel about justice, forgiveness, friendship, and redemption." ---AudioFile

"Eskens keeps the reader guessing as the tale takes several unexpected twists before reaching the satisfying denouement." ---Publishers Weekly
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The Heavens May Fall

Author Allen Eskens

Narrated by R. C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden

Publication date Oct 4, 2016

Running time 10 hrs

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