Monday, May 2, 2011

Giveaway: Three Laura Lippman Books

I haven't read as many Laura Lippman books as I'd like, but I've absolutely loved the few that I've read so far. Recently, I read I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE and was blown away by Ms. Lippman's storytelling abilities -- you can read my review here. It's no wonder that I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award (mystery category) and for the 2011 Edgar Award in the Best Novel category. The book was also nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. In addition, I’D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE was included on numerous “Best of 2010” lists, including Stephen King's list in Entertainment Weekly.

Summary: 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 anywhere. 

In the summer of 1985, 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 victims. 

Yet as Walter presses her for more 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. 

An edgy, utterly gripping tale of psychological manipulation that will leave readers racing to the final page, I'd Know You Anywhere is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed, award-winning author Laura Lippman that is sure to be her biggest hit yet.-- William Morrow

HARDLY KNEW HER is another Laura Lippman book that looks amazing! I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but I'm sure it's terrific -- all of her books are!

Summary: Hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman now reveals another level of her mastery. Each of these ingenious tales is a gem—including the Edgar and Anthony awards-nominated story, Scratch a Woman, in which Lippman takes us deep into the private world of a high-priced call girl/madam and devoted soccer mom, exploring the mystery of what may, in fact, be written in the blood. Sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, always filled with delightfully unanticipated twists and reversals, here are enthralling excursions to the dark side from "one of today's most pleasing storytellers" (San Diego Union-Tribune). -- William Morrow

Giveaway alert: I have 2 copies of I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE and 1 copy of  HARDLY KNEW HER to share with three lucky readers courtesy of AuthorsOnTheWeb. To enter, just fill out the form below before Sunday, May 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winners the following day. Good luck!


mamabunny13 said...

I can't wait to read this book!

kaclark7286 said...

Sounds like a great book. Would love the chance to read it!

Mystica said...

Cant see any restrictions so I have entered but if its only US please delete my entry.

Mona said...

I love these entry forms but I sometimes forget if I already entered or not. If mine is a duplicate entry, please delete.

Margie said...

Looks good...thanks for the giveaway.