Friday, November 13, 2015

The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens was an interesting first book by this author.  I was in the mood for more "murder mystery" after reading Gone Girl, and this was a nice choice.  This story carries you along with it at a fast pace.  There are so many questions to answer about the dying Viet Nam veteran who is also a convicted murderer.  The student, Joe, who sets out to write his "story" for a college assignment is caught up in learning the truth.  The characterizations were particularly wonderful....the dysfunctional mother, the girl next door who at first wants to keep her distance, the college boy himself, and especially the wonderfully written autistic brother.  Then there is the veteran himself, the dying convicted felon who served most of his life behind bars for this heinous crime.  But there are questions to be answered...can Joe discover the truth before the man dies?  Well-written, very interestingly crafted tale.  Recommended reading.

We haven't seen reviews from some of you in several months!  What are you reading?  We'd love to know!  Jump right in there!  Let's keep this book review club interesting with a wide variety of titles and opinions!  Thanks....Marie.


  1. I am not much for mysteries but you have peaked my interest.

  2. I love the cover. I hope to see a similar cover on my novel someday. Wouldn't that be great? It sounds like a good mystery.


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