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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,780 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman 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 tranquility 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 during 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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)

  • I’d Know You Anywhere ranks with her very best.”

    Associated Press

  • “[A] outstanding novel of psychological suspense from Edgar-winner Lippman.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Award-winning author Laura Lippman unfurls Eliza’s story in tightly-written chapters alternating from present day to that horrifying summer of 1985, creating an emotionally complex drama that is as riveting as it is ultimately rewarding.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the September 2010 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2010
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2010 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2011 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2011 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Mystery/Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christy | 2/16/2014

    " This book had an interesting perspective on the sole survivor of a serial killer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caleb Kaspar | 2/14/2014

    " While not terribly complex, this was an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Arlene Walker | 2/11/2014

    " Lippman is deft at keeping the reader in just enough suspense to keep turning the pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kp | 2/7/2014

    " The book was easy enough to listen to, but it seemed there was basically nothing to it. The plot was very thin and the ending was completely anti-climactic. The whole premise of Elizabeth's kidnapping was explained in a way that doesn't even make the reader feel particularly understanding of any horror that she went through. Maybe that was intentional, but it didn't serve to make me like the book. Basically a big blah. "

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