Join us for a launch party for one of our favorite local authors, Eric Rickstad as he presents his newest thriller, The Names of Dead Girls, his much anticipated sequel to The Silent Girls. We'll kick off the night at 6:00 pm with wine, beer, soft drinks and small bites. At 7:00 enjoy an author presentation followed by Q&A and a book signing.
About the book
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eric Rickstad delivers another Canaan Crime novel, the electrifying sequel to The Silent Girls, and features once again detectives Frank Rath and Sonja Test as they track a depraved killer through rural Vermont.
Every murder tells a story. Some stories never end . . .
In a remote northern Vermont town, college student Rachel Rath is being watched. She can feel the stranger's eyes on her, relentless and possessive. And she's sure the man watching her is the same man who killed her mother and father years ago: Ned Preacher, a serial rapist and murderer who gamed the system to get a light sentence. Now, he's free.
Detective Frank Rath adopted Rachel, his niece, after the shocking murder of her parents when she was a baby. Ever since, Rath's tried to protect her from the true story of her parents' deaths. But now Preacher is calling Rath to torment him. He's threatening Rachel and plotting cruelties for her, of the flesh and of the mind. When other girls are found brutally murdered, and a woman goes missing, Rath and Detective Sonja Test must untangle the threads that tie these new crimes and some long-ago nightmares together. Soon they will learn that the truth is more perverse than anyone could guess, rife with secrets, cruel desires, and warped, deadly loyalty.
Mesmerizing, startling, and intricately plotted, The Names of Dead Girls builds relentlessly on its spellbinding premise, luring readers into its dark and macabre mystery, right to its shocking end.
Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS, THE SILENT GIRLS, LIE IN WAIT, and REAP, novels heralded as supremely suspenseful, intelligent, profound, disturbing and heartbreaking. They have been translated in many languages worldwide. He lives in Vermont.