The Heavens May Fall

Allen Eskens
Seventh Street Books

Two friends take opposite sides of a murder investigation and trial, each convinced that he is right.

Detective Max Rupert is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Max’s friend, attorney Boady Sanden, is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. The case is pushing their friendship to the breaking point and forcing each to confront 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, determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.

Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the story of Jennavieve Pruitt’s death disrupts many lives and the truth remains a mystery till the very end.


“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

Ebook Editions

Allen Esken’s crime series chronicles the residents of a Minnesota town.

The Life We Bury Ebook ISBN 9781616149994

The Guise of Another Ebook ISBN 9781633880771

Heavens May Fall Ebook ISBN 9781633882065

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