The Deep Dark Descending

The Deep Dark DescendingThe Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens
Published by Seventh Street Books on October 3rd 2017
Pages: 281
ISBN: 1633883558
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four-stars

Still hungry for answers, Homicide Detective Max Rupert has not stopped looking for the person(S) responsible for his wife’s death. Initially her death was ruled a hit and run but now information has come to light that proves that she was in fact, murdered, it becomes all-encompassing search for answers and suspects. It haunts him, and he is not willing to stop searching for the truth until he gets some answers. He blames himself believing that she was murdered because of one of the cases he was working on or someone he arrested is seeking their revenge but soon learns that may not be the case.

As he begins to investigate, and the clues begin to make terrible sense, he comes to a cross roads on a frozen lake on the US–Canadian border. Max has always thought of himself as a decent man, but now he is full of vengeance and anger. Knowing that he cannot continue to be a “good cop” while investigating and tracking down those responsible for his wife’s death he has a decision to make…will he fall into madness and vengeance or will he make the decision that he knows would have made his wife proud?

This book has duo time lines, but they are not confusing and help the reader get into the mind of Max and his internal struggles over his wife’s murder. This book is gritty and raw – just like the emotions of the main character. How far will one man go to get the truth? Will knowing the truth be enough? This is another well thought out and crafted book with an intelligent and riveting plot.

four-stars

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