The River We Remember: A Novel

Written by:
William Kent Krueger
Narrated by:
Cj Wilson

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2023
13 hours 33 minutes

In 1958, a small Minnesota town is rocked by a shocking murder, pouring fresh fuel on old grievances in this dazzling novel, an instant New York Times bestseller and “a work of art” (The Denver Post).

On Memorial Day in Jewel, Minnesota, the body of wealthy landowner Jimmy Quinn is found floating in the Alabaster River, dead from a shotgun blast. The investigation falls to Sheriff Brody Dern, a highly decorated war hero who still carries the physical and emotional scars from his military service. Even before Dern has the results of the autopsy, vicious rumors begin to circulate that the killer must be Noah Bluestone, a Native American WWII veteran who has recently returned to Jewel with a Japanese wife. As suspicions and accusations mount and the town teeters on the edge of more violence, Dern struggles not only to find the truth of Quinn’s murder but also put to rest the demons from his own past.

Caught up in the torrent of anger that sweeps through Jewel are a war widow and her adolescent son, the intrepid publisher of the local newspaper, an aging deputy, and a crusading female lawyer, all of whom struggle with their own tragic histories and harbor secrets that Quinn’s death threatens to expose.

Both a complex, spellbinding mystery and a masterful portrait of mid-century American life that is “a novel to cherish” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), The River We Remember offers an unflinching look at the wounds left by the wars we fight abroad and at home, a moving exploration of the ways in which we seek to heal, and a testament to the enduring power of the stories we tell about the places we call home.
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Really enjoyed this book

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Nice book

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Marti W.

Really great character development.

Thank you, WKK, for staying true to what makes your books relevant and appealing. Thank you for portraying men of integrity, strength and sensitivity. The strong influence of fathers ... the power of repentance, forgiveness, resilience and wisdom. Beautifully written and narrated.

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This was a good story, and I only gave it 4 stars because it was a little slow. Overall it was a good.

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Great audio book of an amazing novel!

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