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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman






After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another excellent, stimulating, captivating read from Laura Lippman.
When I pick up one of her books I am sure to love it. And I did.

I sometimes have trouble following up to the present storylines then whooop to flashbacks! But the author has tied it in like a puzzle, all the pieces fit. I didn't slow my pace of reading down one bit, so this to me is a good thing. It means I followed it from cover to cover despite the flashbacks to the past.

I think the blurb gives you most of the information of what this book is about so I won't divulge anymore, except to say, if you love a good mystery/thriller, then don't miss out on this one.


I received my copy from Faber and Faber Ltd via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review


The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous ThingI'd Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Knowreturns with an addictive story that explores how one man's disappearance echoes through the lives of the five women he left behind—his wife, his daughters, and his mistress

Dead is dead. Missing is gone.

When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Day 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 in 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, facing prison, 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 disappears ten years to the day after Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover—until her remains are discovered in a secluded park.

Now, twenty-six years later, 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, jealousy, resentment, greed, and longing stretching over five decades. And at its center is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten by the five women who loved him: the enigmatic Felix Brewer.

Felix Brewer left five women behind. Now there are four. Does at least one of them know the truth?









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