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• Hardcover: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (February 11, 2014)
Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know, returns with an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife, mistress, and daughters he left behind.
When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette “Bambi” Gottschalk at a Valentine’s 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, 1976, Bambi’s comfortable 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 mistress, Julie. When Julie 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 eventually found.
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 stretching over three decades that connects five intriguing women. And at the center is the missing man Felix Brewer.
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.
Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and returned to her hometown in 1989 to work as a journalist. After writing seven books while still a full-time reporter, she left the Baltimore Sun to focus on fiction. The author of two New York Times bestsellers, What the Dead Knowand Another Thing to Fall, she has won numerous awards for her work, including the Edgar, Quill, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity.
Laura’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 11th: Book-alicious Mama
Tuesday, February 11th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Wednesday, February 12th: Reading Reality
Thursday, February 13th: The House of Crime and Mystery
Monday, February 17th: Drey’s Library
Tuesday, February 18th: Bibliophiliac
Wednesday, February 19th: Books à la Mode
Wednesday, February 19th: Books and Bindings
Thursday, February 20th: Jen’s Book Thoughts
Friday, February 21st: Book Nerd
Monday, February 24th: My Bookshelf
Monday, February 24th: Crime Fiction Collective
Tuesday, February 25th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, February 26th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, February 27th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Friday, February 28th: 5 Minutes For Books