Miss Me When I'm GoneBook - 2012
When she is named her late best friend's literary executor, Jamie, believing that Gretchen's death was an accident, discovers that Gretchen's latest manuscript about a murder in her family that haunted her childhood may have brought about her demise--and may bring about Jamie's demise as well. Original. 40,000 first printing.
“A very clever wordsmith.”
—New York Times Book Review
“Ms. Arsenault…reveals strange truths beneath everyday surfaces.”
—Wall Street Journal
Emily Arsenault’s first two novels, Broken Teaglass (“a beautifully written, engaging mystery” —Dorothy Allison) and In Search of the Rose Notes, received resounding critical acclaim. With her third, Miss Me When I’m Gone, she firmly re-establishes her standing among Laura Lippman, Tana French, Jennifer McMahon, Megan Abbot, and the other major players in the literary mystery game. Arsenault enthralls with this story of what ensues in the shocking aftermath of the sudden, violent death of the successful author of a “honky-tonk Eat, Pray, Love,” when an old college friend of the murdered woman comes across an unpublished manuscript—one which could possibly lead to the writer’s killer. A former lexicographer, English teacher, children’s librarian, and Peace Corps volunteer, Emily Arsenault has found her true calling as an author of twisting, intelligent, emotional, and exceptionally compelling mystery fiction.
When she is named her late best friend's literary executor, Jamie, believing that Gretchen's death was an accident, discovers that Gretchen's manuscript about a murder in her family that haunted her childhood may have caused her demise.