Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Suspense for the Taking

It’s been a whole two weeks now since The Rap Sheet’s last book-giveaway contest--time to supply our many loyal readers with a new opportunity to win free novels.

Or at least one free novel. That’s right, we have a single paperback copy of Laura Lippman’s I’d Know You Anywhere to send to some lucky individual. First published last year, I’d Know You Anywhere has been nominated for an Anthony Award and already won the Spinetingler Award for Best Novel by a “Legend.” It was just released in softcover earlier this month. If you are not familiar with this work already, here’s the plot line, as explained by Amazon critic Daphne Durham:
A cryptic letter from death row shatters Eliza Benedict’s peaceful summer with her family, and forces her to face her long-buried past. Walter Bowman, the man who kidnapped Eliza the summer she was 15 and kept her hostage for weeks, spots her picture in a local magazine and reaches out to her to make amends before his execution. I’d Know You Anywhere is a tremendous novel about fear, manipulation, and survival. Award-winning author Laura Lippman unfurls Eliza’s story in tightly written chapters alternating from present day to that horrifying summer of 1985, creating an emotionally complex drama that is as riveting as it is ultimately rewarding.
And you can click here to read the novel’s opening chapter. Baltimore author Lippman gives some background on the book here.

If you would like to be entered in the drawing for this copy of I’d Know You Anywhere, all you need do is e-mail your name and snail-mail address to Oh, and please write “Laura Lippman Contest” in the subject line. Contest entries will be accepted between now and midnight this coming Sunday, May 22. Winners will be selected at random and their names announced on this page the next day.

Sorry, but this competition is open only to residents of the United States and Canada.

Yes, this is a short contest. So move fast to participate!

1 comment:

Barbara said...

You won't be sorry if you win this book. It's a great story.