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The acclaimed New York Times
bestselling author returns with a new stand-alone novelâ€”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 expectsâ€”or wantsâ€”to
hear from: Walter Bowman. There was your photo, in a
magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you
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 herâ€”and
share the truth about his other victims.
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 itâ€”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.
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