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I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
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May 29, 2011

really liked it
Read in May, 2011

The main character, Eliza Benedict, was abducted when she was 15 years old. She is now an adult leading a good life, with a loving husband and two kids with strong interesting personalities. The main trauma that remains is the question: why did her abductor let her live, when he had killed all his other victims? Then Eliza receives a letter from her abductor - Walter Bowman. He saw her in a magazine article and said he would know her anywhere. He is on death row and wants to to talk to her.

I loved the writing, the plot moved me forward, but the end felt contrived and unreal compared to the rest of the book - which raised all kind of interesting questions about ethnic and relationships, fear, forgiveness, parenting. A great book for a discussion.

Liked it enough to reserve another one of her books.


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