This is another thriller from author Laura Lippman, and one that I was drawn into, but unfortunately left confused and unimpressed by the ending. The story revolves around a kidnapping case from 1985 where three girls…possibly more. Two of the girls were raped and murdered leaving one free…Elizabeth Lerner. Fast forward a few decades, and Elizabeth is now Eliza Benedict married with two children. She receives a letter from the man who kidnapped her when she was 15. Walter has been on death row and his execution date is fast approaching. He wants to meet with Eliza to discuss important matters that happened during those 6 weeks he held her captive.
Eliza begins to question her memories of the events and wants again becomes captivating by Walter and writes him back, and then allows him to phone her….and then agrees to a meeting.
This story was suspenseful and had so much potential, but sadly the ending left me wanting more.