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College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.
Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.
As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory.
Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?
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981 of 1020 people found the following review helpful.
character interaction and psychological aspects that make this a great story and read
By John D. Harris
The back-jacket summary drew me in and proved (unlike so many novels) to be an honest pitch: A story about a student writer who, somewhat by chance, locates the subject of his biographical (college class) project at a nearby nursing home. The biographical subject, a Vietnam War vet who was convicted of rape and murder 30 years earlier, is dying of cancer thereby introducing an added, looming deadline to finish the writing project. The writer begins with the weary task of documenting the life of a murderer but, through his research, revises his mission to that of uncovering the buried truth of the old murder.
This novel is probably classified as a thriller but I consider it a literary thriller. There's thrills and spills to make it a page turner but it doesn't over rely on such action. For me it was the rich character development, character interaction and psychological aspects that make this a great story and read. My only disappointment (albeit minor) is that the story never reveals if the class project (the biographical paper) was a success with the English professor and whether the student decided to become a journalist or professional writer. As a reader I was left to draw my own favorable conclusions for these minor questions.
I seek out debut novels as they tend to be more honest than the writing of more "experienced" writers who often seem to be lured off course by fame, fortune and laziness. This novel is genuine writing and I'm looking forward to this author's future work, hoping to find similar honesty. I'm recommending and/or gifting copies of this novel to all of my reading friends.
509 of 548 people found the following review helpful.
Fantastic debut mystery!
It’s not particularly often that my wife reads and enjoys any of the books that cross my path. Whilst I endeavour to read what she reads (eventually) she doesn’t feel the same need to reciprocate, nor should she. Our last shared and loved book in common was Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins last year, until Eskens debut The Life We Bury fell into her hands after mine.
Fair to say we both loved it and it was fun checking in on her progress as she devoured it knowing what was in store.
A college assignment morphs into an investigation into a 30 year old murder mystery, that touches on a lot of things…..family, relationships, affection, abuse, parenting, autism, communication, guilt, loyalty, friendships, Vietnam, war, death, alcohol abuse, cancer……….and a whole lot of other things besides.
Great story line, superb characters that you care about, especially Joe and his neighbour Lila. I think the family dynamics and the evolving relationship between Joe and Lila and the part Jeremy unwittingly played was one of the most satisfying parts of the book. A close second to that would be the developing friendship between our murdering, cancer-stricken, veteran Carl and Joe.
I do like the odd book where the investigation into the mystery is conducted by a non-professional sleuth. It makes for a refreshing change from the police or more usually PI books, I read. Eskens arranged an interesting puzzle, which I was keen to see resolved, which it was.
Intriguing, entertaining, gripping and totally satisfying.
Definitely recommended if you like your mysteries, on the whole fairly straightforward, but with a lot of character and heart.
Debut author Eskens has two new fans in the UK!
5 from 5
Allen Eskens hails from the US.
Many thanks to Seventh Street Books for my copy.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
The Life We Bury proves sometimes you must let the truth release a heavy Soul !
By Dawn Copley
This first novel by Allen Eskens , hooked me in from the beginning and I road the plot with these special combination of characters like a zip line across a gap between to treacherous mountains ! The novel contained every element I love in a good story : an array of people that were fighting internal and external conflicts while battling a greater since of justice in the broader sense of the complete novel. There were twists and turns enough to make me wiggle all the way through the action and danger . I also love a challenging mystery to solve as I read along . The ending was very unexpected too. I am looking for Esken's next book right now . I love his style of writing . He is a smooth , clear descriptive writer that knows how to use words precisely and yet he still draws you deep into the world of empathy with his characters and you close the last page feeling you have learned something worthwhile.
One of my favorite characters in this cast was the dying prisoner Carl Iverson . I believe he is the man in the he novelfrom whom I learned the most . He was very philosophical and calm when he expressed at the beginning of the venture about his study of Blaise Pascal who said , " you have a choice in believing in God or not believing in God, it's a better gamble to believe . Because if you're wrong - well, nothing happens . ... But if you don't believe in God and your wrong, then you go to hell for eternity , at least according to some folks." P. 194
Iverson also pointed out that it could mean " that this is our heaven . We are surrounded every day by the wonders of life, wonders beyond comprehension that we simply take for granted " p.196
I think this was a lesson to be taken from Askins novel in general . Live for each day as if it will be your last . Enjoy all and be kind , then when your time comes to die it will be icing on the cake if you have prepared for God and Heaven !
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