Bambi was 19 years old when Felix danced into her life.
After a whirlwind romance, they married and had three
daughters. Bambi had everything she every wanted in life,
a wonderful husband and children. Then on July 4, 1976
everything changed. Felix disappeared along with all of the
money. Bambi had no idea what happened to him or the money.
Felix had some strange business arrangements, but Bambi
never questioned where the money came from. Bambi also knew
all about his little fling with Julie.
Now 29 years to the day, Julie also disappears. Roberto
Sanchez a retired detective, who was on the case when Felix
disappeared, decides to look into this case. He is sure
there has to be a connection with both of these cases.
Laura Lippman takes you back and forth, from past to
present, in AFTER I'M GONE, but there's no confusion as to
what is happening. There are several different twists and
turns which really kept my attention, and Ms. Lippman has
the talent pull off the back and forth action without
confusing the reader. Laura Lippman is a New York Times
bestselling author, and after reading AFTER I'M GONE, I can
definitely see why. AFTER I'M GONE is a great read with
unexpected twists that will draw you deeper into this
Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times
bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, Iâ€™d Know
You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, returns
with an addictive story that explores how one manâ€™s
disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife,
mistress, and daughters he left behind.
Brewer meets Bernadette â€śBambiâ€ť Gottschalk at a Valentineâ€™s
Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of
which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrativeâ€”if not all
legalâ€”businesses, she and their three little girls live in
luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambiâ€™s comfortable
world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing
prison, mysteriously vanishes.
Though Bambi has no
idea where her husbandâ€”or his moneyâ€”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 sheâ€™s left to join her old loverâ€”until her remains
are eventually found.
Now, twenty-six years after
Julie went missing, Roberto â€śSandyâ€ť 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
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.