After I'm Gone

by Laura Lippman

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Family Drama

After I'm Gone Synopsis

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.

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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ISBN: 9780571299683
Publication date: 05/03/2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber Crime an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571299669
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Faber & Faber Crime an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571299683
Publication date: 5th March 2015
Author: Laura Lippman
Publisher: Faber & Faber Crime an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About 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. Author photo © Jan Cobb 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 ...

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