"Lawyers and cops! Oh my!"
Reviewed by Sharon Salituro
Posted March 30, 2017
Thriller Police Procedural
Max Rupert is a detective in THE HEAVENS MAY FALL. Four
years ago, Max's wife
was killed in a hit and run. He is not allowed to
investigate his wife's murder. This has haunted him
since, but as they say life goes on.
Max is called to a crime scene. The wife of a lawyer has
been murdered. Jennavieve's body is found by a dumpster.
Max and his partner Niki are on the case. So many
things with this case remind Max of his wife's murder.
Max and Niki head to the dead woman's home to start their
investigation. While at the house, Max comes to realize
that the husband is Ben Pruitt. Max has run up against
him in court.
Everything about this murder in Max's head leads right
back to Ben. Brody is an old friend of Max. He is also
who Ben hires as his lawyer. This of course
does not sit well with Max. While Max and Niki try
everything to tie Ben into this murder. They keep
hitting a dead end. Max knows that Ben did it, just
can't get all the evidence to line up.
They finally come across a piece of evidence, a witness
who claims to have seen Ben drive up to his home in a red
car. Bingo they got him. Until in court the witness
denies all of this. When this new evidence comes up, the
judge lets Ben out of jail until the case comes back
to court. Just as Ben gets out of jail, a shocked Brody
sees something that just doesn't add up.
Wow, that's about all I can say on this book. Allen
Eskens writes a real shocker. While I usually read
romance, I find lately I am more drawn to mystery and
suspense. This book has just that. Eskens keeps
you guessing all the way to the end. I love when I
can't figure out a book. That's what happened to me in
this one. Right when I thought I had it figured out,
boom something new changes my mind.
This book also shows how friendship, can be ruined by a
cop vs lawyer. It also shows how it can repair. I read
THE HEAVENS MAY FALL in less than a day. It got me from the
and kept me guessing until the end.
FEATURING THREE CHARACTERS FROM THE BESTSELLING BOOK-CLUB
FAVORITE THE LIFE WE BURY, THIS NOVEL EXPLORES A
RIVETING MURDER CASE TOLD FROM TWO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVES.
Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sandenís friendship
is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that
Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is
equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the
case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own
Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four
years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories.
Boady hasnít taken on a defense case since the death of an
innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved
but didnít. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash
at his side, and heís determined to redeem himself for
having failed in the past.
Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about
the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery
until the very end.
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