Laura Lippman has a new book coming out next year and I want to be one of the first to tell you all about it! Here is the scoop...
When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette “Bambi” Gottschalk at a Valentine’s
Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he
actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative—if not all legal—businesses, she
and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July,
1976, Bambi’s comfortable world implodes when Felix, newly convicted
and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes.
Though Bambi has no idea where her husband—or his money—might be, she
suspects one woman does: his mistress, Julie. When Julie disappears ten
years to the day that Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she’s left
to join her old lover—until her remains are eventually found.
Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez,
a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash,
is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web
stretching over three decades that connects five intriguing women. And
at the center is the missing man Felix Brewer.
Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present,
Sandy will find the truth. And when he does, no one will ever be the
I have read Laura Lippman before so I was already a fan and After I'm Gone definitely did not let me down! This is a wonderful mystery and one that kept me from all sorts of things I should have been doing (laundry, dishes etc...). Lippman has created a cast of characters that I really felt invested in. The story is told in flashbacks which took me a few chapters to get into the groove of but once I did I could not put the book down. I thought the mystery was especially well done and I was kept guessing right up until the end. If you are looking for a great read for the coming year be sure to pre-order After I'm Gone!
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