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Nothing More Dangerous

Allen Eskens


ISBN 9781529327069


In a small town where loyalty is valued above all, defying unspoken rules can be deadly. A coming-of-age novel for fans of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.
At fifteen, Boady Sanden dreams of being anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. Then the Elgins move in across the road. Getting to know his new neighbours – a black family in a community where notions of “us” and “them” still carry weight – Boady is forced to rethink the world he took for granted.
Secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold. There’s the mother consumed by loss of her husband, the neighbour who carries the wounds of a mysterious past, the quiet boss fighting a hidden battle.
But the biggest secret of all is the disappearance of Lida Poe, the African-American woman who keeps the books at the local factory. Although Boady has never met the missing woman, he discovers that the threads of her life are woven into the deepest fabric of his world.
As the mystery of Lida’s fate plays out, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide this small town – and he will be forced to choose sides.

 


 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Author

Allen Eskens is the bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, The Heavens May Fall, The Deep Dark Descending and The Shadows We Hide. 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 and his novel, The Life We Bury, is in development for a feature film. Eskens lives with his wife, Joely, in out-state Minnesota, where he has been a practicing criminal defense attorney for 25 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Reviews, News & Interviews:

Elegant but chilly prose, like winter in the blood. New York Times Book Review

A taut, intelligent, heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche. William Kent Krueger

Satisfying in every way. I loved it. Lee Child

The tension builds to an all-stops-out finale that works on every level. Thriller fans should keep their eyes on Eskens. Booklist

Gripping...Eskens tells us in an author's note that he started this book in 1991 and kept putting it away, never quite feeling it was ready. He can proudly pronounce it ready now. Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 

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