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Allen Eskens

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Allen Eskens is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, the Deep Dark Descending and The Shadows We Hide. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Rosebud Award, Minnesota Book Award, and the Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award, Thriller Award, and Anthony Award. His work had been published in 21 languages and his debut novel, The Life We Bury is being developed for a feature film.

Allen lives with his wife, Joely, in greater Minnesota and is represented by Amy Cloughley of Kimberley Cameron and Associates, and is published by both Seventh Street Books and Mulholland/Little Brown. To learn more about Allen, go to

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Average rating: 3.95 · 70,269 ratings · 8,256 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Life We Bury

3.95 avg rating — 60,546 ratings — published 2014 — 31 editions
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The Heavens May Fall

4.12 avg rating — 3,886 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The Guise of Another

3.82 avg rating — 3,764 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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3.94 avg rating — 2,060 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
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Das Leben das wir begraben

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The Life We Bury The Guise of Another The Heavens May Fall The Deep Dark Descending
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"I would give this book 5+++ stars! It was my start off 2017 book, and wow, the rest of the books I read this year need to live up to this book. The best part of all...I see a sequel to this book in the future!
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"Great book! Kept me captivated the entire time. Lots of twists and turns and leaves you second guessing many of the characters. Highly recommend!"
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“no one can change the sound of an echo.”
Allen Eskens, The Life We Bury

“What if I was wrong? What if there was no other side. What if, in all the eons of eternity, this was the one and only time that I would be alive. How would I live my life if that were the case?”
Allen Eskens, The Life We Bury

“she lived her life with her fingers in her ears, as though the truth would not exist if she never heard the words spoken aloud.”
Allen Eskens, The Life We Bury


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