Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he’s so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.
On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice. (Goodreads)
Thank you to Seventh St. Books for sending this book to me in exchange of an honest review. Below is my honest review.
I have had Allen Eskens books The Life We Bury on my Amazon wishlist for a very long time, I am not sure why I’ve never bought it, but now after reading this, I will be.
The Deep Dark Descending was good, like really good, in a tough guy, gritty, dark kind of way. Watching Max as a widow and grieving for his wife, and than watching that turn into his desire for revenge, made for such an enthralling read. The ARC was a little over 300 pages so it was a very quick read for me. Sometimes in books, you expect more, of the who, what, why, and when. With this book, when I found out who murdered his wife, and why, I felt it was done perfectly. There was no let down.
Allen Eskens has now turned in to an author that I will be watching from hear on out.
This book is out October 3rd, 2017 and I will include the Amazon Pre-order link below.