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.