Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Review: Lie in Wait by Eric Rickstad

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Witness Impulse, 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

This new book comes out in about a week!


From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes another unforgettable thriller set in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, featuring Detective Sonja Test
Even in a quiet Vermont town, unspeakable acts of the past can destroy the peace of the present
In the remote, pastoral hamlet of Canaan, Vermont, a high-profile legal case shatters the town's sense of peace and community. Anger simmers. Fear and prejudice awaken. Old friends turn on each other. Violence threatens.
So when a young teenage girl is savagely murdered while babysitting at the house of the lead attorney in the case, Detective Sonja Test believes the girl's murder and the divisive case must be linked.
However, as the young detective digs deeper into her first murder case, she discovers sordid acts hidden for decades, and learns that behind the town's idyllic façade of pristine snow lurks a capacity in some for great darkness and the betrayal of innocents. And Sonja Test, a mother of two, will do anything to protect the innocent.


A horrible crime occurs and a suspect is immediately determined and found. He's arrested  and all seems neat and tidy. But is it? the more that Test checks out things that don't quite sound right, or appear off, the more the mystery deepens, but with no proof, can she make sure the right person is put away? Part psychological thriller, part mystery, the latest from Rickstad deals with many issues- working motherhood, women in law enforcement, childhood trauma, vengeance, while giving the reader a satisfying read, and an ending they may not be expecting. This is a great book for Fall reading and I can't recommend it enough.

About the Author:

Eric Rickstad is the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls, a #1 bestselling Nook and #3 Mystery Kindle novel heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. His first novel Reap, a literary suspense novel, was a New York TimesNoteworthy Novel. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his lovely wife and daughter.

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