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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens... A Review

Into an "edge of your seat" kind of thriller with a few "OMG, omg's!" at the finish? Then put The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens on your TBR list!

In a nutshell, disgraced Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is battling for his career as he's under suspicion of corruption and is doing it after being transfered to the Frauds division. He accidentally lands an innocent looking case of identity theft that explodes into so much more... Cheating wife, sexy witness, cold-hearted assasin, and a race to finding a piece of incriminating evidence first make this an incredible page turner! I had just read Allen Eskens debut novel, The Life We Bury, couldn't put that down and wanted more of him! Could he capture my attention that way again? HE ABSOLUTELY DID with The Guise of Another!

I really enjoyed Allen Eskens writing. His characters were all well developed and engaging, the plot was great and the twists at the end were even better! Both his books were not your typical police procedural and because of this, I think that readers who don't typically read this genre will really enjoy them.

I've now added Allen Eskens as a favorite author. He'll be coming out with a new novel in October of this year called The Heavens May Fall. It looks like there will be reaccuring characters in his books, one of which is detective Max Rupert, Alexander Rupert's brother. And, from reading these two books, they both can be enjoyed without reading the other.

I would definitely say give The Guise of Another a try if you enjoy a great story with a nice twist at the end. You will not be disappointed.

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