Fed up with being tied down by twenty-five years of domestic bliss and everyone else’s expectations, Abbie Palmer, struggling to find her creative self and asserting some independence from her husband, moves into the Tiki Palms. But as Abbie finds, in Gay Degani‘s debut suspense novel “What Came Before.” breaking away isn’t so easy. Especially when it involves cops, Molotov cocktails, Hollywood starlets, lost memories – and maybe an unknown half-sister… A note left on her door states cryptically, “Your mother is my mother.” At first, Abbie won’t consider it, not because the woman is African-American, but because Abbie has a set idea about her parents’ idealized marriage. But she also can’t let it go. She tracks down the woman, only to arrive at a murder scene – the victim is the woman who left the note. The police come to believe Abbie is the last person to see the woman alive. As Abbie searches for the truth about her own mother’s past, she instead finds a murderer. More below the media player. Listen to Gay Degani The Indie Author Life Why do you write what you do? That simple question on a recent blog tour inspired the following response […] Similar Posts: Public Life, Private Love Obsessed With the Past to Save the Future Friendship, Respect, Love – And The Vietnam War A Love Vertigo Slay The Cliche: 2014 Election Edition The post The Note Said, Your Mother Is My Mother appeared first on The Bookcast.