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After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

A wife, three daughters and a mistress, Felix has it good. But then he is confronted with a racketeering scam, he can’t face prison and disappears. The novel fluctuates between then, the investigation into the death of his mistress twenty years later and all the tough days in between. He certainly left his family in the lurch and his disappearance affects all women for many years. We get the story from the female points of view and a lot of background to damaged, retired Cuban immigrant detective Sandy, a lovely character. This is both murder mystery and family drama. A very fine novel indeed.

If you like Laura Lippman you might also like to read books by Mary Higgins Clark, Meg Gardiner and Tess Gerritsen.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Felix and Bambi Brewer and their three daughters live a life of luxury funded by the charismatic Felix’s, sometimes illegal, businesses. When, in 1976 Felix disappears, leaving Bambi with no money, she suspects that his mistress, Julie, has it. Ten years later Julie vanishes, and speculation is that she has joined her lover, but then, in 2001, her remains are found in a local park. As the scene shifts between past and present a tangled web of secrets and lies emerges.
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Synopsis

After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette 'Bambi' Gottschalk at a dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's 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 devoted young mistress, Julie. When Julie herself 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 found in a secluded wooded park. 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 of bitterness, jealously, resentment and greed stretching over the three decades and three generations that connect these five very different women. And at the center of every woman's story is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten: the enigmatic Felix Brewer.

About the Author

Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Since the publication of What the Dead Know, each of her hardcovers has hit the New York Times bestseller list. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, New Orleans and New York City with her family.

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Maxim Jakubowski's view on TESS MONAGHAN...

Tess, like her creator Laura Lippman, started off as a journalist in Baltimore, before their career paths diverged and she became a private eye. A modern heroine, with guts and a strong sense of social compassion, she has appeared in 12 novels to date; ANOTHER THINGS TO FALL sees Tess detecting on the set of a TV series, a milieu Lippman knows well as her husband David Simon is the man behind THE WIRE.

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Publication date

5th March 2015

Author

Laura Lippman

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Family Drama
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780571299683

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