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“Ex-journalist Lippman never forgets as she moves from past to present and from perspective to perspective that nothing is more importantor more elusivethan the truth.” (Kirkus)
“I’d Know You Anywhere” continues Laura Lippman’s extraordinary run of stand-alone novels (alternating with her lighter books about private eye Tess Monaghan). From its unsettling opening to its breathtaking conclusion, “Anywhere” exemplifies Lippman’s strengths: compassion, intense prose and deep empathy for the snares of ambiguous emotions. (Seattle Times)
“Lippman deftly keeps the balls aloft with a strong structure -- a straight-ahead chronology interrupted by surgical flashbacks -- and evocative writing.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“She’s one of the best novelists around, period.” (Washington Post)
“Lippman’s dedicated fans will find themselves well rewarded with I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE, an exceptional novel in every way, which is sure to gain her many new followers.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)
“With the summer reading season coming to a close, don’t let I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE be the one that got away.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
“I’d Know You Anywhere” ranks with her very best.” (Associated Press)
The popular mystery-series author’s latest stand-alone: a terrifying story about a death-row inmate obsessed with the only victim he left alive. (O magazine)
This is a story that grips you not with suspense but with its acute psychological autopsy of a survivor. Lippman’s knack for elucidating the horrors humans can inflict on one another through violence and manipulation while telling a compelling story is disarming and fascinating.- (USA Today)
I’d Know You Anywhere is a crime story, but it’s not a whodunit. Rather, it’s an exquisitely sensitive story about the psychological impact of crime on its victims. It’s a story about shame, about anger, about survivor’s guilt. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Laura Lippman is one of those uncommonly talented authors whose work continues to get better in every book she writes. I’d Know You Anywhere is a riveting psychological suspense novel. (Globe and Mail (Toronto))
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novel—a powerful and utterly riveting tale that skillfully moves between past and present to explore the lasting effects of crime on a victim's life....I'd Know You Anywhere
Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful, ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children, thirteen-year-old Iso and eight-year-old Albie. But her tranquillity is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects—or wants—to hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere.
In the summer of 1985, when she was fifteen, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, Walter seems to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she's never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from this undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She's always wondered why Walter let her live, and perhaps now he'll tell her—and share the truth about his other victims.
Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that long-ago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable, cocooned life, will do anything to protect it—even if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she's kept buried inside.
An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Laura Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet.See all Product Description
I found this book on top of a box of deeply discounted books at my local grocery. Upon reading the blurb on its cover, I thought "Why not"? Read morePublished on June 25 2013 by For What It's Worth...
I love Lippman writing style. But, if I had to compare, I'd say "His other lover" is a much better work from her. Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2013 by S. Gatien
Not what I had expected from an author I usually like. A lukewarm book, I would not even call it a thriller but rather, a descriptive anatomy of the aftermath of a serious crime. Read morePublished on July 26 2011 by ELI (Italy)
This novel did not meet my expectations at all.
I selected it for our book club based on the reviews and comments written. Read more
I as well had never read this author before.
This book is not a mystery, or who-dunit.
It is a carefully unfolding story which flows effortlessly from past and... Read more
Reason for Reading: I've read one of Lippman's series books and it was ok but I love her standalones and read each new one as it comes out. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2010 by Nicola Mansfield