Word Nerd's got one copy of Baltimore Blues and two copies of her new one, I'd Know You Anywhere to give away today.
Rather than us going on about the new book, here's a video from Laura herself:
And for those of you reading at work or somewhere where watching a video doesn't work so well, here's some book jacket copy and reviews from others.
There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I'd know you anywhere.Suburban wife and mother Eliza Benedict's peaceful world falls off its axis when a letter arrives from Walter Bowman. In the summer of 1985, when Eliza was fifteen, she was kidnapped by this man and held hostage for almost six weeks. Now he's on death row in Virginia for the rape and murder of his final victim, and Eliza wants nothing to do with him. Walter, however, is unpredictable when ignored—as Eliza knows only too well—and to shelter her children from the nightmare of her past, she'll see him one last time.
But Walter is after something more than forgiveness: He wants Eliza to save his life . . . and he wants her to remember the truth about that long-ago summer and release the terrible secret she's keeping buried inside.
“Laura Lippman is among the select group of novelists who have invigorated the crime fiction arena with smart, innovative, and exciting work.” —George Pelecanos
“This is a story that grips you not with suspense but with its acute psychological autopsy of a survivor. Lippman’s knack for elucidating the horrors humans can inflict on one another through violence and manipulation — while telling a compelling story —is disarming and fascinating.” —USA Today
“Lippman’s taut, mesmerizing, and exceptionally smart drama of predator and prey is at once unusually sensitive and utterly compelling. —Booklist
“Lippman’s dedicated fans will find themselves well rewarded with I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE, an exceptional novel in every way, which is sure to gain her many new followers.” —San Diego Union-Tribune
How to win one of these books? 1. Live in the US or Canada. Sorry folks across the pond.... 2. Post a comment to enter about somebody you'd recognize anywhere, or wish you could run into again, or if all your loved ones are around you where you want them, just put your name in the hat. For extra emtries, post a link to this contest on FB or Twitter and copy it into the comments so we can track entries!
Three winners will be drawn next Monday, 5/23. The contest is open to everyone, even if you've won before.