The Shadows We Hide

The Shadows We Hide

In the highly-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller The Life We Bury, Joe Talbert returns to investigate the murder of the father he never knew, and to reckon with his own family's past. 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 m In the highly-anticipated sequel to the national bestseller The Life We Bury, Joe Talbert returns to investigate the ...

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Title:The Shadows We Hide
Author:Allen Eskens
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0316509787
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Shadows We Hide Reviews

  • LJ
    Dec 08, 2018
    First Sentence: I'm lying on the hood of my car, my back reclined against my windshield, knees bent, fingers laced together on my stomach, my breathing relaxed to ease the throb of pain. Joe Talbert Jr., a cub reporter, wrote a story about a Senator which went to press without confi...
  • ☮Karen
    Nov 23, 2018
    4.5 stars. Joe, Jeremy, and Lila are back, a few years after The Life We Bury took place. I was ecstatic to find no waiting for a copy at my library -- guess this area hasn't heard how great this author is yet. Lila is preparing for the bar exam while Joe is on a break from his j...
  • Annet
    Jan 16, 2019
    Sometimes home isn't a place, it's a person... Allen Eskens did it again. Wrote a great, psychological, solid crime story, featuring Joe Talbert Jr., his autistic brother Jeremy, his addicted mother with whom he now broke all ties, and his studying to be a lawyer girlfriend. Reads bre...
  • Marialyce
    Nov 12, 2018
    Once again Allen Eskens takes us into Joe Talbot's world, a world of secrets, a world of murder, and a world of forgiveness. For those of us who met Joe, his autistic brother Jeremy, his girlfriend, Lila, and a mother, Kathy, (the mother from hell), in The Life We Bury, you might be...
  • Darcy
    Nov 24, 2018
    This book started out slow, but as Joe's life starts to implode he feels the need to search for facts about his father and maybe sister. This leads Joe to a small town where everyone knows everyone, where every move he makes is known by the town, at times a good thing, at times a bad t...
  • Jamie
    Sep 24, 2018
    There is something I just love about a book written years apart from the first that brings back the same characters - it?s that nostalgic feeling of coming home. And it?s even better when the second story is just as good (if not better) than the first! I know in this series, Eskens...
  • Alecia
    Nov 21, 2018
    I had read The Life We Bury and was looking forward to this next book with some of the same characters. The reviews on Goodreads are very good, and I was somewhat disappointed with my reaction. I found it rather predictable, somewhat unbelievable in parts, and a little plodding. Th...
  • Liz
    Oct 29, 2018
    This sequel to The Life We Buried deals with Joe Tolbert, now a reporter facing a libel lawsuit, who all of a sudden is dealing with all sorts of ?family issues?. His never known father is the victim of a homicide, his meth head mother is trying to get back into his life and he p...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 13, 2018
    The sequel to this authors novel, The life we bury, which I absolutely loved. Joe Talbert is now a reporter, and a very ethical one at that. When a story he wrote, revealing the wrong doings of a senator, goes public, he finds his job in jeopardy. He still refuses to give up his source...
  • Susanne Strong
    Dec 02, 2018
    4.5 Stars* (rounded up) Reading ?The Shadows We Hide? is like meeting up with an old friend who you haven?t seen in years. Once you reconnect, it?s like no time has passed at all. Oh how I?ve missed you Joe Talbert! Nowadays, Joe Talbert is a Reporter for the Associat...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Dec 06, 2018
    4 stars The ongoing sequel to the book The Life We Bury, picks up characters Joe, Jeremy and Lila. Yet sends these characters off in a different direction. Joe finds that his name sake is dead and sets off to find out if the man is really his father. Throughout this story Joe meets ...
  • Debra
    Oct 14, 2018
    4.5 stars Joe Talbert is back - to investigate the father he never knew, to become a good man, and to learn more about his past. Eskens has crafted another hit! This one has Joe Talbert struggling to protect a source while at the same time trying to learn more about a dead man wh...
  • Julie
    Dec 20, 2018
    The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens is a 2018 Mulholland Books publication. Un-put-downable! This sequel to ?The Life We Bury?, finds Joe Talbert working with The Associated Press. He is enjoying a little heady success, when suddenly his esteemed career is circling the drai...
  • DeAnn
    Dec 29, 2018
    4.5 stars rounded up I read "The Life We Bury" earlier this month and it lived up to all the hype. I really enjoyed reading this one shortly after as the characters were fresh in my mind. Joe Talbert is again the main character and bad luck seems to follow him. He's finally landed h...
  • Rhonda Gilliland
    Nov 21, 2018
    There are so many twists and turns you'll be on edge til the last page. This one takes you back to the beginning. The characters are perfectly imperfect. You're first instinct when you finish is to pass it on to a friend. And that's what I did. ...
  • Jaline
    Nov 03, 2018
    Meet Joe Talbert ? Junior. Joe discovers there really is a Joe Talbert Senior; that his father is more than just a myth that his addict mother had invented. Joe will never have the chance to meet him, for two reasons: (1) He swore he would never try to find his father, and (2) It?s...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Oct 29, 2018
    4.0 Stars I absolutely loved this novel. The characters, the mystery and the immersive narrative pulled me in from the first page and held me captive until the very end. It's no secret that I consider Allen Eskens to be my favourite mystery author so I was ecstatic to learn th...
  • Elaine
    Dec 14, 2018
    I liked The Life We Bury though I can't quite remember what it was about, I wanted to read The Shadows We Hide because I enjoy the way the author writes. In the sequel, reporter Joe Talbert discovers his murdered deadbeat dad through an obituary and goes in search of the man who g...
  • Linda
    Nov 11, 2018
    "The soul has no secret that the behavior does not reveal." (Lao Tzu) Allen Eskens presents quite the "down the road" continuation of his characters from The Life We Bury. We lock arms with Joe Talbert who is now working as a journalist for the Associated Press in Minneapolis. Joe a...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Nov 13, 2018
    Allen Eskens is a favorite author of ours and I have read and loved all of his books. I think we read most of his books in our Traveling Sisters group. I was very excited to see Allen Eskens brought back Joe from The Life We Bury and couldn?t wait to get my hands on a copy. Thank you...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Nov 28, 2018
    4.5* I love a book that I can fully lose myself in. Once I started this one I knew I was in for a big treat! This is the sequel to The Life We Bury, a book I adored, and is currently holding a proud position on my favorites shelf. This follow up is equally brilliant. What makes ...
  • Susanne Gulde
    Jul 29, 2018
    A solid 4.5 stars. I received this digital review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. I am in awe of Allen Eskens's ability to write books with recurring characters who stay true to previous stories and continue to grow. Each book can stand alone but also builds on the story b...
  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
    Oct 17, 2018
    ***NOW AVAILABLE*** 3 and 1/2 rounded up to a 4 for the ending. I had heard great things about this author, this is the first book that I?ve read of his. I understand that this is a follow up to ?The Life We Bury? in which many of the main characters were introduced. Perha...
  • Cori
    Dec 09, 2018
    4.5 Stars! Allen Eskens has impressed me again. Just over a year ago I hadn't read any of his books but my Book Club read The Life We Bury and I loved it. I read 2 others of his before I knew this one was coming out. This book was another great book with Joe Talbert being an awesome re...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Dec 15, 2018
    This book is the sequel to The Life We Bury which I loved. But I do think you could read this book as a stand alone without reading the other one first. This was a great fast paced book and had many twists and turns at the end. Several I was not expecting! 4 stars from me. ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Nov 12, 2018
    Suspenseful, gripping & thrilling! THE SHADOWS WE HIDE by ALLEN ESKENS is an engaging, interesting, fast-paced and excellent mystery novel that pulled me in right from the very first page and held my attention right to the very end having me finishing it is less than 24 hours. I...
  • Chris Mara
    Jan 05, 2019
    4.5 stars for this riveting story! I read it all the way through as I didn?t want to put it down. I was into all the characters (the good and the bad) because they were all well done and played their roles so well. There?s Joe Jr., a ?bastard? which a bully calls him at sch...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Nov 11, 2018
    4.5 stars! A thrilling and suspenseful follow in the The Life We Bury series. Joe Talbert Jr. has graduated from college and is a journalist at the Associated Press. He comes across an article about the murder of a man named Joe Talbert in a small town a few hours away. Desperately ...
  • Starjustin
    Dec 03, 2018
    Exciting, fast paced, page-turner from the author of "The Life We Bury". Allen Eskens brings back his main characters Joe Talbert, Joe's autistic brother Jeremy, and Lila, Joe's girlfriend, in an all new novel that has twists and turns, unexpected happenings, as well as a very unpredic...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Nov 26, 2018
    FIVE STARS It?s no secret that I adore Allen Eskens. I haven?t missed a single book, and THE SHADOWS WE HIDE is by far my most anticipated read yet. I?m here to tell you?..IT?S WORTH THE WAIT! If you are an Eskens fan, you know this is the sequel to his blockbuster debut,...