In the heart of New York City, newspaper columnist Eddie Sabella stumbles into the biggest story of his life when a statue is stolen from a church.
Not just any statue, but one that was reported to have miraculously wept real tears only the day before—an event that made headlines. As Eddie pursues the story behind the theft, he begins unraveling a mystery that leads him to cross paths with a cast of unusual suspects: a respected restauranteur with a secret past, a cantankerous priest with expensive tastes, a legendary hitman, and a still-volatile Mafia soldier hungry for revenge.
As Eddie rushes to track down the mastermind behind the statue’s theft, his investigation takes him deeper than he could have ever imagined into murders, mobsters, and head-spinning crimes. But nothing could have prepared him for Phyllis—Eddie’s first love who disappeared without a trace fifteen years before—an enigma in her own right which makes a startling return and upends his personal life. A mystery with non-stop twists and suspense, Where Have You Gone Without Me? is a story of lovers and losers, revenge, and second chances.
PRAISE FOR WHERE HAVE YOU GONE WITHOUT ME? & PETER BONVENTRE
"Where Have You Gone Without Me? is a wildly entertaining romp across the gritty sidewalks of New York with a streetwise newspaperman. Bonventre is a compelling storyteller. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. It's one hell of a yarn!"
–Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Goodnight and Dark Invasion
"Let’s see: There’s a religious miracle (maybe) and a headline-grabbing murder (definitely), a psycho gangster with a bizarre dream and a long-lost love who suddenly makes the scene. And that’s not all. Where Have You Gone Without Me? is a Must Read―so what’re you waiting for?"
–Maxine Paetro, co-author with James Patterson of No. 1 New York Times Best Sellers
“Peter Bonventre has delivered a rare treat—a fuel-injected story packed with heart and heat, dialogue as rich as an overheard street corner conversation and a plot that never lets up...toss in a missing statue of a beloved saint, and you have the perfect recipe for a novel that will only leave in its wake the warmest of memories. Where Have You Gone Without Me? is a hit—in every sense of the word.”
–Lorenzo Carcaterra, Bestselling Author of Sleepers and Street Boys
Peter Bonventre was an award-winning sportswriter at Newsweek magazine. As a writer/producer at ABC Sports, he won three Emmys, and co-authored Howard Cosell’s I Never Played the Game, which spent six months on the New York Times best seller list. Switching his focus to entertainment news, Bonventre joined Time Inc, where he served as a senior editor at Life magazine and Editorial Director of Entertainment Weekly magazine. At the same time, he appeared on ESPN as a pop culture commentator. He lives in Manhattan and Bronxville, N.Y., with his wife, Donna Olshan, who is a real estate broker and a columnist at Forbes.com.