I'd Know You Anywhere

Version: Unabridged
Author: Laura Lippman
Narrator: Linda Emond
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: September 2010
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

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.

Reviews (3)

Written by Carla Shabaga on December 20th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good book, great characters! The story was interesting, not predictable. Narrator did well, she was on character for each persona.... I'd recommend this book!

I\'d Know You Anywhere

Written by Anonymous on October 19th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good and suspensful... setting is in my home town which was cool. Can't help but think there will be a part 2.

I'd Know You Anywhere: a great read

Written by Anonymous on July 2nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A fabulous novel. Plot and characters are completely engaging. I was surprised again and again, and I loved the complexity of the characters. This is a must read.

Author Details

Author Details

Lippman, Laura

Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and returned to her hometown in 1989 to work as a journalist. After writing seven books while still a full-time reporter, she left the Baltimore Sun to focus on fiction. The author of multiple "New York Times" bestsellers including "What the Dead Know" and "Life Sentences", she has won numerous awards for her work, including the Edgar, Quill, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Shamus, Barry, and Macavity.