Featuring three characters from the bestselling book club favorite The Life We Bury, this novel explores a riveting murder case told from two opposing perspectives.
Detective Max Rupert 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.
My review of The Heavens May Fall:
The Heavens May Fall has an unusual and creative twist for a mystery/thriller. Dual protagonists, who are friends on opposite sides of a murder case, keep the story moving at a steady pace.
Max, still mourning the death of his own wife, is trying to stay focused on finding the evidence necessary to convict Pruitt of murdering his. Max undergoes a poignant struggle to keep the two cases separated in his mind while bringing the guilty to justice.
Professor Boady Sanden has taken a much needed break from defending clients in court. His last court case went badly and he has not forgiven himself for the death of his innocent client. Boady, in his own way, is as fragile and broken as Max.
The story is well written and engrossing with the perspectives of both Max and Boady. There are plenty of twists and they keep coming right up to the last heart-stopping pages.