FINALIST! 2017 BARRY AWARD
“A mature and sophisticated cops-and-lawyers story, satisfying in every way. I loved it.”
—LEE CHILD, #1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
“Another winner from Eskens. The Heavens May Fall is a taut, engrossing mystery that had me flying through the pages.”
—LAURA McHUGH, award-winning author of The Weight of Blood
"The Heavens May Fall certainly adds to Allen Eskens’ growing reputation as one of the most talented writers in mystery fiction today."
PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF ALLEN ESKENS:
"Eskens's elegant but chilly prose, like winter in the blood, is well suited to this fiercely told morality tale (and its deeply cynical ending), which is sure to send all of us wretched sinners straight to hell."
—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"Readers looking for a new voice should pay attention to Eskens."
—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
"Eskens has conjured up a marvelously black spirit of a novel. It's a taut, intelligent, heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche. After each unexpected twist, you'll tell yourself things can't get any worse. And then they do."
—WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER, New York Times-bestselling author of the Edgar® Award-winning Ordinary Grace
"The talented Allen Eskens fulfills the rich promise of his Edgar®-nominated debut with this chilling, dark, and sinister thriller. With precision and authority, Eskens's determined cop hero takes one intriguing clue--and pursues it into spiraling disaster. With a deadly surprise around every corner and a bleak undercurrent of noir-like dread, this book will haunt you."
—HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Truth Be Told
"Another great, dark, and brooding page-turner from Allen Eskens, with a tragic protagonist who will break your heart. Eskens's characters will haunt you long after you finish reading."
—MICHAEL SEARS, award-winning author of the bestselling Jason Stafford series