Sunday, July 3, 2011

I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

I'd Know You Anywhere: A NovelEliza Benedict, a 38-year-old married mother of two receives a letter from Walter Bowman, the man who kidnapped her the summer she was 15 and is now on death row. The narrative shifts between the present and that long ago summer, when Eliza involuntarily became a part of Walter's endless road trip, including the fateful night when he picked up another teenage girl, Holly Tackett. Soon after Walter killed Holly, Eliza was rescued and taken home.

While this story did seem like it should have had enough to drive the plot, the lack of character development left me skimming the pages.  From Barbara, the over bearing woman with too much backbone who befriends Walter, to Eliza herself who is so mousey and lacking in backbone, this book was just very mediocre.

Rating: 3.0  Just Ok

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