The Shadows We Hide
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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.
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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 man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in southern Minnesota.
Full of curiosity about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to find that none of the town's residents have much to say about the dead man-other than that his death was long overdue. Joe discovers that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who cheated his neighbors, threatened his daughter, and squandered his wife's inheritance after she, too, passed away--an inheritance that may now be Joe's.
Mired in uncertainty and plagued by his own devastated relationship with his mother, who is seeking to get back into her son's life, Joe must put together the missing pieces of his family history -- before his quest for discovery threatens to put him in a grave of his own.
From Publishers Weekly
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A thoroughly engaging read, THE SHADOWS WE HIDE follows one man's journey for answers. This book does a great job weaving together the past and the present, and the mystery kept me guessing until the end. The characters are believable, the story is compelling, and the resolution is intensely satisfying. A worthy read for anyone looking for more than just a standard mystery novel.
Disclosure: I received a free, uncorrected advance copy of this book.