I'd Know You Anywhere PDF/EPUB ´ I'd Know ePUB

I'd Know You Anywhere[Epub] ➟ I'd Know You Anywhere Author Laura Lippman – Varanus.us 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 receiv 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 anywhereIn the summer of , I'd Know ePUB ¹ 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 victimsYet as Walter presses her for 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.

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    I'd Know You Anywhere PDF/EPUB ´ I'd Know ePUB 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • I'd Know You Anywhere
  • Laura Lippman
  • 19 March 2019
  • 0062070754

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    I'd Know You Anywhere PDF/EPUB ´ I'd Know ePUB 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."/>
  1. says:

    When Eliza Benedict was 15 years old, she was taken captive by a man who held her for several weeks, raped her and allowed her to live He had not been so restrained with the other girls he had taken, and killed Now, twenty years later, his death sentence is about to be executed So, why, all of a sudden, does he send Eliza a letter Why does he want to call her Why does he want her to come visit him on death row The mother of one of the victims also gets in touch with Eliza, still believing When Eliza Benedict was 15 years old, she was taken captive by a man who held her for several weeks, raped her and allowed her to live He had not been so restrained with the other girls he had taken, and killed Now, twenty years later, his death sentence is about to be executed So, why, all of a sudden, does he send Eliza a letter Why does he want to call her Why does he want her to come visit him on death row The mother of one of the victims also gets in touch with Eliza, still believing that Eliza wasculpable than she had ever let on for the death of her daughter Laura Lippman is a writer who doesthan lead you through the procedural step by step She gets into the motivations, the inner conflicts, the moral ambiguities of her characters That is what makes this a compelling read She offers not only suspense and concern for her people, but grown up consideration of grown up issues, in this case capital punishment Don t worry This is no political tome, but a well written, engaging read EXTRA STUFFLinks to Lippman s personal, FB, Twitter, and Instagram pages


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    Really, Stephen King The best suspense novel of the year I read this book based on King s recommendation in Entertainment Weekly but, wow, NOT suspenseful, at least in the way that I feel suspense should work fascinating premise, bread crumb trail of hints and insights, increased anxiety and second guessing until, pow, the big reveal Was the premise of the novel a good one Yes A woman who was kidnapped as a teenager is contacted by her kidnapper 20 years later, months before his schedule Really, Stephen King The best suspense novel of the year I read this book based on King s recommendation in Entertainment Weekly but, wow, NOT suspenseful, at least in the way that I feel suspense should work fascinating premise, bread crumb trail of hints and insights, increased anxiety and second guessing until, pow, the big reveal Was the premise of the novel a good one Yes A woman who was kidnapped as a teenager is contacted by her kidnapper 20 years later, months before his scheduled execution But Lippman disappointed me on a couple of very important fronts First, her characters lacked complexity and nuance I found Eliza Benedict, the main character, particularly infuriating Yes, she s passive, yes, she avoids things but where s the growth What s underneath it all I kept waiting for this novel of psychological complexity to reveal the answers to these questions and turned the last page extremely disappointed Plot wise, the novel ended with a whimper too We re teased with the possibility of a big secret coming to light in the final chapters but in the end Nothing, really Did the novel keep me reading Yes Did Lippman write some nice sentences Sure But this book didn t deliver on its promise


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was like when you are having sex and you are getting closer and closer and you know it s coming, you know it s almost there, you know it s just about therebut then only a little climax happens You re disappointed because you expected so muchYou re kinda pissed off a little cuz hey, I just spent all this time building up and got nothin Yep, that s pretty much this book.First, I absolutely hated the protagonist I understand why she had no friends she was as boring as watch This book was like when you are having sex and you are getting closer and closer and you know it s coming, you know it s almost there, you know it s just about therebut then only a little climax happens You re disappointed because you expected so muchYou re kinda pissed off a little cuz hey, I just spent all this time building up and got nothin Yep, that s pretty much this book.First, I absolutely hated the protagonist I understand why she had no friends she was as boring as watching paint dry She had no interests outside her may un and let me just say that if I were her husband, I d be out the do sho nuffsorry about her past but her own admission that she fails to initiate sex made my teeth gnash Of course, that trait totally fit with her ugly boring ass , she just sat around doing carpool and moving from place to place for her may un Oh yeah, set me next to her at a party I personally am not friends with anyone like that in real life, but I see them walking around town, almost zombified by constantly trying to justify how happy and fulfilled they are Sets my teeth on edge I know someone, somewhere is going to be pissed off by my synopsis of Eliza and bend over backwards to convince me how fulfilled women like this are please don t bother I don t care I am not the one who wants to read about a submissive housewife mom character Next, the dead girl Holly was too idealized Nobody is that perfect I realize that she had the prized blonde hair blue eyes nice figure combo but come on The author made her just too perfect And could her mother have been anycloying Lord have mercy The pussy ass son had to go too First of all Albie Really REALLY That boy gonna get his ass kicked eight ways from Sunday.The only characters I liked were Vonnie and Iso Iso was totally me at age 13, but I didn t go around stealing Loved her She was one of the few true characters but even she was a little too stereotypical Vonnie was also a stereotypical high strung, career obsessed woman But I still liked her and liked that she had tons of love affairs and wasn t married by choice not by circumstance I also liked Eliza s parentsthey sounded cool and I wish we could have readabout them.Despite my distaste for the characters though, I kept on reading because there was going to be this BIG REVEAL Maybe like when you are having sex with not the best looking guy but you keep going because SOMETHING BIG is on its way There was going to be this huge climax ha ha that would make it all worthwhile Except that there wasn t Nothing happened Walter and Eliza met and there was some discussion about what she had or hadn t seen andthat was it Talk about your let down.Here is what I wanted to have happen I wanted the big surprise to be that she actually approached HIM and went with him voluntarily, killed Holly and there was no rape That she was force fed the details by the prosecutors and just started to believe them I d still want creepy Walter on Death Row though, somehow He reminds me of a guy I knew who was just a littleoff Nice enough, albeit socially ackward, but one day they are going to find bodies buried in his backyard Anyway, because of this, Eliza just sort of shut down and that is why she is so freakin boring now Or, the book could have just been about Vonnie and the parents with Eliza as a side character and maybe her husband who would be out philandering Come on folks, you know and I know he was out philandering Can you blame him Normally, I absolutely love Laura Lippman but I m afraid she is falling into that book a year at all costs syndrome that so many of my favorite authors have fallen into I certainly hope that her next book makes it worthwhile for me


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    In the summer of 1985, Elizabeth Lerner spent 39 days held hostage by Walter Bowman Years later, she s changed her name, married and built out a life for herself as Eliza Benedict But all of that is about to change when a letter from Walter shows up at her house Walter was tried and convicted of the death of a victim he took while he held Eliza captive and is facing execution in a few weeks The letter came as the result of Eliza s photograph appearing in the society section of a local magazi In the summer of 1985, Elizabeth Lerner spent 39 days held hostage by Walter Bowman Years later, she s changed her name, married and built out a life for herself as Eliza Benedict But all of that is about to change when a letter from Walter shows up at her house Walter was tried and convicted of the death of a victim he took while he held Eliza captive and is facing execution in a few weeks The letter came as the result of Eliza s photograph appearing in the society section of a local magazine that Walter read in prison.Laura Lippman s latest novel is another stand alone novel While it would be easily classify it as a mystery story, I d Know You Anywhere is something richer, deeper and farsatisfying than your standard who done it mystery novel Continuing a theme from many of her standalone works, Lippman explores the impact a crime has upon the characters in the story Lippman carefully crafts the story, expertly weaving in the events unfolding in the current time line as well as supplying information and flashbacks on what happened during Walter and Eliza s time together Walter took Elizabeth captive when she stumbles across him burying his last victim she doesn t see anything, just a man in the woods and the two spend 39 days on the road together before Walter kidnapped and killed his final victim I d Know You Anywhere asks the question of whether Eliza was a victim or an unwitting accomplice to Walter s crimes The relationship between the two is fascinating as are the reasons that Eliza fears trying to leave Walter and what his retribution might be Also of interest is how the crime affects Elizabeth in the years following the events As we meet the modern day Eliza, we see that the crime and those weeks have had an impact on her family, her friends and her relationships Eliza s pre teen daughter begins showing signs of rebellion and the struggle of what to tell her children and how much of what happened is a fascinating struggle.If you ve heard the buzz surrounding Laura Lippman and are curious as to why so many of us look forward to her latest offering, devouring it within hours of picking it up, I d Know You Anywhere is a great starting point to discover the woman who could be your next favorite writer


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    This story captivated me from beginning to end It s not a true mystery but a bit of a psychological thriller I just found it to be a really good story and very well written Eliza Bennett, is a married mother of two who seems to live a happy, content life, until one day a mysterious letter arrives at her house It is from a man who is now on death row A man who kidnapped and held her captive over twenty years ago The story goes back and forth in time with Eliza remembering the kidnapping a This story captivated me from beginning to end It s not a true mystery but a bit of a psychological thriller I just found it to be a really good story and very well written Eliza Bennett, is a married mother of two who seems to live a happy, content life, until one day a mysterious letter arrives at her house It is from a man who is now on death row A man who kidnapped and held her captive over twenty years ago The story goes back and forth in time with Eliza remembering the kidnapping and abuse she endured Now, she has to decide whether she will meet up with him one last time before he dies She has done a good job at getting her life in order but his recent contact has rattled her She struggles with forgetting Laura Lippman s style is easy to read and the chapters just flow together nicely


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    I delayed writing this review because my feelings about this book are so conflicted It was a good premise for a story a girl is kidnapped and molested at the age of 15 by a serial killer For some reason, he chooses not to kill her, and she lives to testify against him which results in the death penalty The story begins as Walter the killer having exhausted all appeals awaits pending execution He contacts Elizabeth the surviving victim who is now a happily married mother of 2 children I delayed writing this review because my feelings about this book are so conflicted It was a good premise for a story a girl is kidnapped and molested at the age of 15 by a serial killer For some reason, he chooses not to kill her, and she lives to testify against him which results in the death penalty The story begins as Walter the killer having exhausted all appeals awaits pending execution He contacts Elizabeth the surviving victim who is now a happily married mother of 2 children, and asks her to visit him before he dies I really enjoyed the drama and the narrative which gives the viewpoint of Walter, Elizabeth, and a mother of one of the victims who was murdered during the time Elizabeth was being held by Walter Walter, in particular is a fascinating example of a psychopath in his world, everyone is to blame but him, and he keeps fantasizing about how things should could be for him Elizabeth, on the other hand, made me want to kill her myself She is a stay at home mom with an adolescent daughter and a young son She prides herself on the great job she does as a mother, and says she functions best in a crisis, such as finding lost homework under the bed And yet, her daughter is stealing at school, lying everywhere, and inexcusably rude and ill tempered Elizabeth argues with the school administration that her behavior is just normal teen age stuff, and finds fault with the school itself Of course this is small potatoes compared to Elizabeth s behavior when she was 15 and with Walter It is her passivity which ultimately leads to her survival, but at what cost As a reader, i am not sure what my role is here do I accept Elizabeth as a flawed heroine, or am I supposed to view her as another much milder version of Walter Can you like a book but dislike the protagonist completely P.S She is also a teetotaler


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    Sorry, I had to DNF this thing at 5 percent I have loved Lippman s Tess Monaghan series and this just fell flat I stopped and started this book five times over the past two weeks and nothing about it grabbed me Since it s due back soon to the library I just decided to put myself out of misery and DNF it formally.I think what the problem is that Lippman s start of the book jumps around too much and I can t get a handle at what is going on We have a woman named Eliza who is fretting her daught Sorry, I had to DNF this thing at 5 percent I have loved Lippman s Tess Monaghan series and this just fell flat I stopped and started this book five times over the past two weeks and nothing about it grabbed me Since it s due back soon to the library I just decided to put myself out of misery and DNF it formally.I think what the problem is that Lippman s start of the book jumps around too much and I can t get a handle at what is going on We have a woman named Eliza who is fretting her daughter, Iso yeah I hated that name is pulling away from her and wants to belike a model Her daughter also seems to criticize her constantly and generally sounds awful Eliza has a son and I can t even remember her name Considering the book synopsis, I thought this would be really good Maybe if Lippman had started with Eliza s kidnapping first and then went back to the present day it would have worked better


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    What could have been an amazing thriller novel was ruined for me by a weak, spineless heroine Elizabeth is an married woman with two children who has a secret past The summer she was 15, a man abducted her and helf her captive for almost forty days and nights She had many opportunities to get away. but she was too cowardly to do anything She sat by and watched her captor hurt others. she walked into McDonald s and ordered burgers, but never once asked anyone for help Was she suffering fro What could have been an amazing thriller novel was ruined for me by a weak, spineless heroine Elizabeth is an married woman with two children who has a secret past The summer she was 15, a man abducted her and helf her captive for almost forty days and nights She had many opportunities to get away. but she was too cowardly to do anything She sat by and watched her captor hurt others. she walked into McDonald s and ordered burgers, but never once asked anyone for help Was she suffering from that syndrome in which victims fall in love with their captors abusers No She was just spineless.At first, I enjoyed the 1985 parts. until I realized I couldn t stand Elizabeth She cows before her older sister, she cows before Walter In the modern parts, she allows her husband to control everything and make all decisions, and she even lets her own children boss her around I also didn t care about her kids or their lives Thus, the modern parts did not interest me at all except for the letters from Walter Had this stuck to being a thriller and had less of the mom and submissive wife stuff, I may have liked it As it is. not for me


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    Prepare to be mesmerized, totally enthralled, and left with your mind questioning the meaning of true justice Laura Lippman, author of the acclaimed Tess Monaghan series and last year s best selling Life Sentences, shows her mettle as a writer of intense, character driven, psychological dramas with the superb I D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE.This is a story that will linger with you long after you ve read the last page or heard the last word Eliza Benedict is a seemingly unflappable mother of two living Prepare to be mesmerized, totally enthralled, and left with your mind questioning the meaning of true justice Laura Lippman, author of the acclaimed Tess Monaghan series and last year s best selling Life Sentences, shows her mettle as a writer of intense, character driven, psychological dramas with the superb I D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE.This is a story that will linger with you long after you ve read the last page or heard the last word Eliza Benedict is a seemingly unflappable mother of two living in suburban Maryland with her husband, Peter, and two children The eldest is Isobel who has chosen to be called Iso, although her father thinks it should be Izzo or people will see it as short for isotope She s a difficult teenager seeming to dislike everything since the family s return to America after six years in England The Benedict son, 8 year old Albie, is an affable child often plagued by nightmares All seems relatively normal in the household until the day a letter arrives a real letter as Iso calls it addressed to Elizabeth, the name she used before as Eliza now terms it The before refers to before she was kidnapped the summer she was 15 by Walter Bowman, held captive for almost six weeks and then raped before miraculously finding herself free The letter is from Bowman who is now on Death Row for killing another young girl and suspected of killingHe wants to talk to Elizabeth as he still calls her Eliza has successfully managed to compartmentalize what happened to her that long ago summer Peter knows about most of it, and the children know nothing She believed that she had kept herself hidden from anyone connected with that event from the unscrupulous writer who had penned a tacky version of her time with Bowman, from the press who might like to revive the story now that Bowman s execution date is nearing, and from Bowman himself She fears not only for herself but for her family, yet she also finds that she unable to totally escape from the control Bowman once held over her Why did he let her live while the other girls died Did she owe him anything Does she owe a debt to the families of the other victims Eliza answers his letter hoping that will be the end of it, but he asks for a phone call He knows what strings to pull just as she recognizes the terrifying sociopath he is and the man he believes himself to be Alternating between past and present Lippman s story is scrupulously plotted as she details the affect the kidnappings have had not only on the victims and their families, but on others as well These characters are clearly drawn, not only physically but psychologically as the story builds to a surprising denouement Highly recommended Gail Cooke


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    More of a 3.5, but definitely not a 4.The thing that drove me batty about this book was the APATHY of the main character, Eliza I guess that I like my protagonists with a littlefire, especially when they ve been through a life altering and traumatic experience I was frustrated with how she just seemed so accepting of everything and everyone s opinion of her, even though she kept lamenting how she was sick of people assuming things about her And yet, when confronted time and again with p More of a 3.5, but definitely not a 4.The thing that drove me batty about this book was the APATHY of the main character, Eliza I guess that I like my protagonists with a littlefire, especially when they ve been through a life altering and traumatic experience I was frustrated with how she just seemed so accepting of everything and everyone s opinion of her, even though she kept lamenting how she was sick of people assuming things about her And yet, when confronted time and again with people who see her in a specific way, she does NOTHING to defend herself or fight back, but just lets it roll over her like water I CAN T STAND THAT I felt that this book could have done with a fewer character chapters two of them didn t really add to the plot or story in any way that seemed productive.For the most part, despite my complaints above, I enjoyed reading this and I enjoyed the suspense It was a slow build, and it was told in a natural progression of events, both past and present, that connected all the dots and gave you a clear timeline All in all a worthy read I d readof her work

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