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UPDATE: Due to urgent family obligations, I need to push back my full review of Laura Lippman's After I'm Gone to an undetermined date. The review is part of the TLC Book Tour, so in the meantime you can check out what other bloggers are saying about this great novel (by clicking above). Thank you for your understanding. Sorry about that.
Laura Lippman's new novel will be published on February 11th, in the US and Canada. Here's your chance to win an advance reader's edition that she signed when I met her at BoucherCon, in Albany, last fall.
I'm reading the book at the moment and will be reviewing it on Thursday, February 13th, right here in the House. I can already tell you that it's one of her best yet --with all the great stories she's written, I didn't think I could be awed again but I most certainly am. Laura Lippman has many more tricks up her sleeves and she proves it in After I'm Gone. Simply explained, the book is about one man's disappearance, on the 4th of July, in 1976, and about the lives of the five women that were close to him: his wife, his three daughters, and...his mistress. The reader follows them through the following years until the mistress also disappears.
Laura Lippman's narrative is addictive, and the dialogue flows as naturally as the days come and go. Very talented writers like Gillian Flynn, Kelly Braffet, and Jennifer McMahon, to name a few, have recently been getting many well-deserved rave reviews but, with After I'm Gone, Laura Lippman is proving that she is still the Queen of American crime fiction.
photo credit: Jacques Filippi
UPDATE: our lucky winner is Janie Mathis, of Bishopville (South Carolina). Thank you all for participating and for visiting the House. Come back soon, and please spread the word. À bientôt!
Send me your name and address at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a signed copy of this great novel.You have until noon, Montréal Time, on February 6th. I'll then announce the winner on February 7th.