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allen eskens
Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. Now out of college, a cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in southern Minnesota.
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The Shadows We Hide
...satisfying in every way. I loved it.
Lee Child
...a taut, intelligent, heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche.
William Kent Krueger
...elegant but chilly prose, like winter in the blood...
New York Times Book Review
Characters with layers of suppressed memories and emotions only add to the suspenseful plot.
Library Reads
...from prose that approaches the poetic, to the carefully constructed mystery within.

Because I don’t write a series, but rather character arcs that revolve around a small community, I thought I would take a moment to lay out the relationships between my books and characters.
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