Three fathers collide far beyond the reach or safety of the law in this breathtaking new thriller from the bestselling and beloved author of The Stolen Hours and The Life We Bury.

Max Rupert has left his position as a Minneapolis homicide detective to live in solitude. Mourning the tragic death of his wife, he's also racked by guilt—he alone knows what happened to her killer. But then the former local sheriff, Lyle, arrives with a desperate plea: Lyle’s daughter Sandy and his six-year-old grandson Pip have disappeared. Lyle’s certain Sandy's ex-husband Reed is behind it, but the new sheriff is refusing to investigate. 

When Max reluctantly looks into their disappearance, he too becomes convinced something has gone very wrong. But the closer Max and Lyle get to finding proof, the more slippery Reed becomes, until he makes a break for the vast Boundary Waters wilderness with vulnerable Pip in tow.

On the heels of the most dangerous kind of criminal—a desperate father—Max and Lyle race to find out what has happened to Sandy, and to bring Pip home alive.

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Praise

“In Forsaken Country, Allen Eskens’ expert storytelling is on full display. Eerie and beautifully told, it had me mesmerized from the very first page. . . . The suspense never flags in this chilling and layered portrait of a man’s desperate search for a missing child and his own redemption. Heart-pounding and heartfelt, Forsaken Country should be at the top of your to-be-read list."—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and The Overnight Guest
“In Forsaken Country, Allen Eskens delivers in all the ways that matter. Story, character, suspense—I loved it all. This author deserves a round of applause, and this book a massive audience.”—John Hart, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwilling
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“A riveting, hold-your-breath, frightening mystery. The Stolen Hours is a thoroughly captivating legal thriller.”—Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Wife
“In Allen Eskens’ newest thriller The Stolen Hours, there’s not a moment misplaced or a second lost. With the precision of a watchmaker, Eskens assembles the fine parts of a mystery set to the tempo of a thriller, leaving the reader breathless.” —Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries
"As good as it gets; a heart-pounding and utterly engaging thriller that had me turning the pages at warp speed. I loved this book!"—Karen Dionne, New York Times bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter
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