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After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

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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.

Review by Mary Alice Gorman

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If practice makes perfect, then the bestseller Laura Lippman's new novel is the proof that after 17 years the best of all is here with After I'm Gone ( Morrow). A Baltimore gambling kingpin goes missing to avoid prison. On the way out of town, he tries to set up his wife Bambi, 3 daughters and mistress Julie Saxony for survival in his absence. But the history of these relationships and the complexity of his life leave a slew of complicated women in his wake. Ten years later the mistress disappears and her body is found in a park. Enter an engaging new sleuth in the character of Roberto Sandy Sanchez, a retired detective reviewing this cold case. An elegant plot is chockablock with psychologically complex women presented with the deft hand of a seasoned writer. This one is not to be missed and sure to turn up another winner.