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by Laura Lippman | Read by Linda Emond

Linda Emond’s performance is masterful in Lippman’s compelling stand-alone novel about a missing man and the women in his life. In order to avoid prison, shady gambler Felix Brewer conveniently disappears, leaving behind his wife, three daughters, and a mistress. Ten years later, the mistress disappears. Lippman has penned a complex story of deception, secrets, betrayals, and murder, and Emond is subtle and convincing delivering it. Emond’s slow reveal of each new piece of the puzzle builds a solid picture of Brewer’s life, and she is especially strong when focusing on the intimate recollections of the women. Emond’s narration proves as addicting as Lippman’s engrossing story. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine