Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Book Review:The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from Harer Collins, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


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Synopsis:

With the dead of a bitter Vermont winter closing in, evil is alive and well …

Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective's badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an '89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace.

Soon Rath's investigation brings him face-to-face with the darkest abominations of the human soul.
With the consequences of his violent and painful past plaguing him, and young women with secrets vanishing one by one, he discovers once again that even in the smallest towns on the map, evil lurks everywhere—and no one is safe.

Morally complex, seething with wickedness and mystery, and rich in gritty atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, The Silent Girls marks the return of critically acclaimed author Eric Rickstad. Readers of Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbø, and Greg Iles will love this book and find themselves breathless at the incendiary, ambitious, and unforgettable story.

Review: 

Be prepared to NOT put this one down! It is a fast paced mystery that will have you eagerly turning the pages! Frank is the anti-mystery hero. He doesn't want to be back into solving crimes, but the mystery sucks him in and he can't let it go once he is on the case.He's a complex hero-broken, beaten, yet like your older favorite gristled uncle. He's a hero you want to get to know (here's hoping Eric turns this into a series!). If you're looking to shake up your mystery reading- check out this smart new voice in the genre!


About the Author:

Eric Rickstad's first novel, Reap, was a New York Times Noteworthy Book. His short stories and articles have appeared in many magazines and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.

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