I'd Know You Anywhere

I'd Know You Anywhere

Large Print - 2010
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"Laura Lippman is among the select group of novelists who have invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative, and exciting work."
--George Pelecanos

"Lippman's taut, mesmerizing, and exceptionally smart drama of predator and prey is at once unusually sensitive and utterly compelling.

Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, and the acclaimed Tess Monaghan p.i. series, delivers a stunning stand-alone novel that explores the lasting effects on lives touched by crime. With I'd Know You Anywhere, Lippman--master of mystery and psychological suspense, winner of every major literary prize given for crime fiction, including the Edgar#65533;, Agatha, and Nero Wolfe Awards--tells a gripping and richly textured tale of a young woman whose life dangerously entwines once again with a man on Death Row who had kidnapped her when she was a teenager. This is superior mystery writing in the vein of Kate Atkinson.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2010
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed. --
ISBN: 9780061979224
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Lippm 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 499 p


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Nov 04, 2017

I really enjoyed reading this book. People familiar with the Elizabeth Smart story will realize it was probably inspired by that incident. One interesting thing I found is how much I came to dislike the "victim" as the story progressed. Don't know if that was the author's intent or not, but I became more and more exasperated with her wishy-washy approach to life the further I read. Still enjoyed the book though.

geezr_rdr Aug 02, 2013

An easy read, but is it worth it? Not much insight for the death penalty, particularly as a deterrent. More of a lesson about self justification by flawed people. However, if you start do stay for the ending which kind of saves the book.

Aug 23, 2012

I enjoyed all the differing perspectives on the death penalty, and the feelings of the characters and the way they responded to trauma. Food for thought and an interesting read

Jun 25, 2012

I read this book in less than 24 hours. It was really easy reading and a great book! It is the story of Eliza who was kidnappeded and raped in the 1980's by Walter who is now on death row for murdering 4 other girls. Eliza moved and changed schools after the kidnapping and only her parents, sibling and husband (not even her children) know what happened to her, but Walter starts contacting her and disrupts her quiet, safe life. The book is written in alternating chapters between the kidnapping in the 80's and Eliza's life now, telling her and Walter's stories.

snowbird922 May 30, 2012

I did not find this a psychological thriller as the cover said, however I did enjoy the story of Eliza and her captor very interesting. I can imagine that there are tons of victims who feel the way Eliza felt about her captor in real life. So terrified that you cannot even imagine escape even when the opportunity presents itself the victim cannot see it. I was waiting for the Walter to reveal something to us that would make us think that Eliza knew something she chose not to remember but that never happened. Yes he tried to play on her emotions and memory of that time but at least Eliza was strong enough to resist this in the end. The only think I would have changed is the way they classified this book as suspense. This was really the story of a victim and her captor. I am more intrigued that the author based this on a true crime but was reluctant to say what crime. I enjoyed the writing and the story overall I would definitely read another book by this author.

Jun 27, 2011

I liked this book, despite the slower pace that was maintained throughout the body of the story. However, the end was worth the wait. It's not a huge, game changing ending, but it is just one that is well-suited to the story and the characters.

May 31, 2011

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Mar 09, 2011

This book appeared on Stephen King's best of 2010's list. While I have had little luck with the "King of horror" choices, this is an exception. While the middle is a little slow the climax is worth the effort A good read!

Jan 25, 2011

A fascinating story of kidnapper/serial killer and Elizabeth, a teenage girl he kidnaps but leaves alive. Told in present day and in 1985, the year she was kidnapped.

debwalker Jan 20, 2011

Nominee for 2011 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Novel

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Aug 23, 2012

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