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allen eskens
In a small Southern town where loyalty to family and to "your people" carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition.
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Nothing More Dangerous
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...elegant but chilly prose, like winter in the blood...
New York Times Book Review
This powerful, unforgettable crime novel is a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best...
Library Journal, starred review
Brilliantly told, a stunning literary, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, and
coming-of-age combo that will
blow you away.
Judith D Collins, Must Read Books
Eskens does an excellent job of weaving disparate threads together into a fine blend of mystery and coming-of-age novel.
Booklist Reviews
Both heartwarming and hard-nosed, Nothing More Dangerous is a coming-of-age page-turner.
Thomas Mullen


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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