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The Life We Bury

By Allen Eskins


300 pages

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens What’s it about? Joe Talbert is a University of Minnesota college student with a complicated family life.  Behind on a college assignment he decides to write the biography of a convicted murderer named Carl Iverson.  Has he learns more about Carl he is slowly drawn into the circumstances of the crime.  Who really committed the murder back in 1980?  Was it Carl or someone else? What did I think? Unintentionally, I find I am reading one good first novel after another!  This was a really good suspense thriller.  A few times I had to check by disbelief, but in general I found the pages just flew by. Should you read it? Absolutely!   This novel has crime, suspense, and romance- what more could you ask for in a page turner? Quote- “The idea of interviewing a murderer didn’t sit well with me at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I warmed up to it.  I had put off starting this project for too long.  September was almost over and I’d have to turn in my interview notes in a few weeks.  My classmates had their horses out of the staring gate and my nag was still back in the barn munching on hay.  Carl Iverson would have to be my subject- if he agreed.”

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