Friday, February 11, 2011

i'd know you anywhere

It took me awhile to read this book and I'm not sure why.  I did enjoy it but it just seems like I was busy doing other things instead of reading.  We started a new semester at the beginning of last week and that means I got all new classes.  It's exhausting and I pretty much just fell asleep after reading a page or two each night.  Then, my husband wanted to go away for the weekend and that cut into my reading time.  We did have a good time, though, and I'm glad we got out of town.  It was a nice break.

This novel switches back and forth between the present and 1985.  In the present, Eliza is a happy enough stay-at-home wife and mother to two kids.  In the past, she is Elizabeth, a fifteen-year-old girl abducted by a serial killer.  In the present, she gets a letter from her abductor who has been on death row for 22 years.  He wants to meet with her.  In the past, we read about her abduction with rising trepidation.

How Eliza balances these two parts of her life makes for a compelling story.  If I had one complaint it would be that I found it has just a wee bit more telling than I like.  I prefer books that show more.  But, it isn't an awful lot too much so, overall, this is a book worth reading.


Darlene said...

It's funny you should mention that it took you a while to read this one. I started it ages ago and still haven't finished. Lol. I've got to get back to it. Hope you're doing well!

Anonymous said...

I love reading. I have read all types of books, but I haven't read this one yet. It sounds pretty good. I just might have to try it. I just purchased Intense Fear on Its extremely good, to die for. You should check it out. Its different, unique and has a wondeful chilling twist to it. It comes to life in suspense and mystery. It really makes you think about life.

Literary Feline said...

It's no wonder you haven't been able to fit in as much reading as you might like! Your weekend with your husband sounds lovely--and the photos confirmed it. I would love to get away for awhile, but I imagine it won't be anytime soon at this point.

I've been wanting to read I'd Know You Anywhere. I thought maybe it was sitting here on my desk, but I think I've already packed it. :-(

Have a great week, Linda!