Laura Lippman Bestselling, award-winning author

After I’m Gone, now available!

After I'm Gone“One of the best novelists around, period.”
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One of the most acclaimed novelists in America today, Laura Lippman has greatly expanded the boundaries of mystery fiction and psychological suspense with her Tess Monaghan p.i. series and her New York Times bestselling standalone novels (What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, I’d Know You Anywhere, etc.).

Lippman returns with After I’m Gone, an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife, mistress, and daughters he left behind. Learn more…
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“On July 4, 1976, shady businessman Felix Brewer escapes the law by fleeing suburban Maryland, leaving behind his wife, Bambi; three daughters; and a mistress, Julie Saxony. So begins bestseller Lippman’s finely wrought study of what it means to move forward without answers. When Felix met Bambi in 1959, it was love at first sight. Without telling her how, he promised they’d get rich. And they did, even if he wasn’t often home to enjoy it with her and their daughters. Julie—a stripper who loved Felix,  despite knowing he’d never leave Bambi—wasn’t even Felix’s only bit on the side. When he ran, Felix made sure, or so he thought, that all his women would be looked after. Ten years later, Julie disappears. At first, rumors swirl that Felix came back for her, but when her remains turn up in a local park in 2001, the word on the street is that he killed her. Adept as always with character nuance, Lippman (And When She Was Good) uses Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez, a consultant who used to be a Baltimore cop, to dig into Julie’s cold case, and to uncover the secrets of the women Felix left in his wake.” —Publishers Weekly, BOXED/STARRED review

“In this stand-alone (adroitly linked to the Tess Monaghan series), Lippman focuses on the inner lives of the women left behind. . . . a masterly novel of character, with secrets skillfully and gradually revealed. Revel in the pace and pleasures of this book that should add to Lippman’s literary luster.” —Library Journal, Starred

“Lippman stretches a richly textured canvas that depicts, with wit and sensitivity, the wounded but tough women Felix left behind. As she traces the matrix of longing, jealousy, and betrayal that led to Julie’s murder, Lippman incisively explores marriage, Jewish family life, class distinctions, and the power and liability of physical beauty, thus creating an involving and elegant novel of the psychological ravages of crime.” —Booklist

“Lippman is a bet you just can’t lose.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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