Tuesday, November 5, 2013

After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman....Review & Giveaway!

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...
Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, returns with an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife, mistress, and daughters he left behind.
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 same. 

  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!
 
 I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of After I'm Gone! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

36 comments:

slb3334 said...

She is a new author.

Tarah M said...

She is a new author to me, but her writing sounds like something I'd be interested in.

freshsamanthaaa said...

Laura Lippman is a new author to me, always looking for a good read.

tatertot374 said...

She is a new author to me. thank you for the chance

Renee G said...

I haven't read her before, but this sounds wonderful.

Renee G said...

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Anita Yancey said...

I love her books, and have read several of them. Some of my favorites are Hardly Knew Her, And when she Was Good. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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Rachelle Anderson said...

She is a new author for me.

helpful heather said...

new author to me!

s said...

No but sounds like a good book.

Danielle Lima said...

I haven't read her yet.

Anonymous said...

I'm new.

Nicole C. said...

I have read one of her books and I really enjoyed it!

Bonnye said...

new author to me!

Kortney Nelson said...

News to me!

hvpooly said...

She's a new author to me

hvpooly said...

Pinned the giveaway: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/37576978114614285/

Daniel M said...

she is new to me - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Heather said...

Laura Lippman is a new author to me.

bac1 said...

she is a new author to me

Anonymous said...

I have not yet read Laura Lippman!

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jill190 said...

She is a new author to me. I am always looking for something to read. jill 190 @yahoo.com

Bekki Boster said...

she is new to me. but i love a good mystery and you have me excited! hope to win. Thanks, bekki

Lisa Pecora said...

She is a new author to me.

James Coyne said...

she would be a new author to me

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Susan Smoaks said...

she is new to me
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Atreau said...

She's a new author to me.

Buddy Garrett said...

She is a new author to me.

Laurie Nykaza said...

she is new to me would love to read her book

skater425 said...

never read her books

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Marci N said...

new author

Brandy said...

She is new to me

Diana said...

She is a new author to me but I think I would enjoy her books
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kathy dalton said...

ive never read any of her books . She is a new author to me. This book sounds awesome

Brigette Streeper said...

I have not read a book from her. I love trying out new authors!

Lkay107 said...

She is a new author for me, but this book sounds great.