||A horrible crime from her past has haunted Eliza Benedict since she was a teenager, but she has managed to heal many of her wounds and has built a good life for herself. Now however, just as the madman who held her captive for six harrowing weeks is about to be executed, he contacts her. If it is forgiveness he wants, Eliza wonders if she could grant it to him. And Eliza has unanswered questions of her own--such as why the serial killer kept her alive when he killed so many others. Against this frightening backdrop, Laura Lippman carefully explores her characters motivations and pathologies, eschewing cheap action for thoughtful psychological investigations.
||“Laura Lippman is among the select group of novelists who have invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative, and exciting work.”|—George Pelecanos “Lippman’s taut, mesmerizing, and exceptionally smart drama of predator and prey is at once unusually sensitive and utterly compelling.|—Booklist Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, and the acclaimed Tess Monaghan p.i. series, delivers a stunning stand-alone novel that explores the lasting effects on lives touched by crime. With I’d Know You Anywhere, Lippman—master of mystery and psychological suspense, winner of every major literary prize given for crime fiction, including the Edgar®, Agatha, and Nero Wolfe Awards—tells a gripping and richly textured tale of a young woman whose life dangerously entwines once again with a man on Death Row who had kidnapped her when she was a teenager. This is superior mystery writing in the vein of Kate Atkinson.