Don't I Know You?

Don't I Know You?

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The brutal, unsolved 1976 murder of Gina Engel, a single mother, has a profound impact on the lives of three very different people, including the victim's son Steven, who discovered his mother's body; Lily Chin, who encounters an enigmatic woman who warns her of her fiancé's secret life; and Louise Carpanetti, a dying woman whose own son may have been involved in the crime. 20,000 first printing.

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Multiple lacerations and stab wounds. No evidence of forced entry. The possibility of sexual assault. Crimes such as these are almost always committed by someone the victim knows well.

In 1976 in New York City, Gina Engel was murdered in her front hall. The police believed the victim had known her attacker. But they had few suspects, and as time went on, the case remained unsolved. Yet the suspicions of those who knew Gina both intimately and from a distance continue to plague them.

Gina's son, Steven, discovered the body and caught only a fleeting glimpse of the killer as he fled. If only, he wonders again and again. As Lily Chin prepares for her upcoming wedding, her life is irrevocably changed when a mysterious woman appears to inform her of her fiancé's secret life -- a life that may have included Gina Engel. And more than a decade later Louise Carpanetti, the woman who received a call from the dying Gina, finally acknowledges that her own emotionally disturbed son may have committed the gruesome murder. As long as the murderer's identity remains a mystery, all three must forever call into question the nature of the people closest to them.

Don't I Know You? is an intricate and devastating psychological drama told in three separate but interconnected narratives. Together those narra-tives unfold into a mystery that absorbs and thrills, and lay out an examination of the human heart that is quietly dazzling in its emotional intelligence and elegant understatement. Shepard's vision of how a murder's effect reverberates outward inspires us to understand the limitations of intimate knowledge and the extraordinary capacities of the people we think we know best, even as it shows us how we repair those bonds and prepare ourselves to go on.



Blackwell North Amer
In 1976 in New York City, Gina Engel was murdered in her front hall. The police believed the victim had known her attacker. But they had few suspects, and as time went on, the case remained unsolved. Yet the suspicions of those who knew Gina both intimately and from a distance continue to plague them.
Gina's son, Steven, discovered the body and caught only a fleeting glimpse of the killer as he fled. If only, he wonders again and again. As Lily Chin prepares for her upcoming wedding, her life is irrevocably changed when a mysterious woman appears to inform her of her fiance's secret life - a life that may have included Gina Engel. And more than a decade later Louise Carpanetti, the woman who received a call from the dying Gina, finally acknowledges that her own emotionally disturbed son may have committed the gruesome murder. As long as the murderer's identity remains a mystery, all three must forever call into question the nature of the people closest to them.
Don't I Know You? is an intricate and devastating psychological drama told in three separate but interconnected narratives.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060782375
0060782374
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 24 cm

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tdk Sep 03, 2012

This book started out promising but by the 3rd section or so it lost direction and just confused me as to why we were being led down these other paths. In the end, I didn't quite figure out who the murderer was. Very disappointed!

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