The Heavens May Fall

  • by Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by R. C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden
  • 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Detective Max Rupert's and attorney Boady Sanden's friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.
Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn't taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn't. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash at his side, and he's determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.
Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end.


What the Critics Say

"Eskens keeps the reader guessing as the tale takes several unexpected twists before reaching the satisfying denouement." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing as always.

Mr. Eskens is a master of twists and turns. This book, like his others, are beautifully written and the narrator's are perfect for the characters.
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- Allyson Bell

Amazing thriller with a splash of suspense

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of suspense thrillers with twist and turns.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heavens May Fall?

I truly loved this book, Allen Esken has a way of taking you through the motions of emotion, suspense and anticipation. I was enthralled with the storyline and just when I thought I had figured it out, well, I was wrong. When a socialite is murdered and the investigation begins, Max Rupert puts his sights on the husband. Max has a way of seeing what is least obvious with his own theories and how he proves his theories can't stop but amaze you.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

I truly am a fan of Detective Max Rupert, a homicide detective who won me over in the very first book of Allen Esken. He is a complicated man with rigid edges but he will not stop at nothing until he finds the answers for the victim. I feel his pain when we listen to the loss he has had in his life, and we cheer him on when he finds the clues that starts the down fall of the criminal. I love all three narrators, I get lost in their voices and they take me through a story that I hate to see the story end.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Towards the end of the book, specifically the last four chapters, I am floored with what transpires, and the narrators depict the characters disbelief by the infliction of their voices, this was done so well that it gave me goosebumps.

Any additional comments?

I love this author and I cannot wait to read his next book.

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- Margarito Martinez

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio