Author Allen Eskens
Stolen Hours

The Stolen Hours


"With the precision of a watchmaker, Eskens assembles the fine parts of a mystery set to the tempo of a thriller, leaving the reader breathless."
—Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

"A riveting, hold-your-breath, frightening mystery. The Stolen Hours is a thoroughly captivating legal thriller."
—Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author

Joe Talbert Books

Joe Talbert books

The Life We Bury

Book 1

The Shadows We Hide

Book 2

The Stolen Hours

Book 3

Max Books

Max Rupert books

The Guise of Another

Book 1

The Heavens May Fall

Book 2

The Deep Dark Descending

Book 3

Nothing More Dangerous

Nothing More Dangerous

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.

"...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

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About Allen

Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending, The Shadows We Hide, Nothing More Dangerous, and The Stolen Hours. He is the recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award (Left Coast Crime), and Silver Falchion Award and has been a finalist for the Edgar® Award, Thriller Award, and Anthony Award. His books have been translated into 26 languages.

Author Allen Eskens

Praise for Allen’s Books

Eskens’s first-person narration grabs the reader and never relinquishes its hold.
Library Journal, Editor’s Fall Pick on The Life We Bury

Eskens’s elegant but chilly prose, like winter in the blood…
The New York Times on The Guise of Another

Gripping… the tale takes several unexpected twists before reaching the satisfying denouement.
Publishers Weekly on The Heavens May Fall

Fine crime fiction that captures the chill of its setting as it explores issues of life and death.
Booklist on The Deep Dark Descending

[A] brilliant sequel full of deeply developed characters…. darkly lyrical and brutally intimate…
Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Shadows We Hide

This powerful, unforgettable crime novel is a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best…
Library Journal starred review on Nothing More Dangerous

“[As] good as it gets; a heart-pounding and utterly engaging thriller.”
NYT bestselling author Karen Dionne on The Stolen Hours

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