Book Review for WHAT REMAINS OF HER by Eric Rickstad
WHAT REMAINS OF HER by Eric Rickstad
William Morrow Paperbacks
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An atmospheric, eerie, and addictive suspense novel.
WHAT REMAINS OF HER is a dark and intricate story about the disappearance of a man's wife and daughter as well as the toll it takes on all those affected. The novel expertly combines a crime with emotion and a hint of the supernatural to make the reader flip through the pages to find out what happens next.
What I love about the author is his ability to build up the tension within one aspect of the book while he untangles lies and mysteries of the past. By having the opening section take place 25 years before, Rickstad sets the stage for a very moody and complicated present. As the reader, I could see that what happened would definitely have psychological repercussions later on. However, I never anticipated the amount of twists, turns, and secrets revealed.
I was pulled in by the gripping narrative and then set down a path both chilling and heartfelt. This is the third book I have read by the author and all I have to say is keep them coming!
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes this chilling, harrowing thriller set in rural Vermont about a recluse who believes the young girl he's found in the woods is the reincarnation of his missing daughter, returned to help him solve her and his wife's disappearance.
I won’t say a word. Cross my heart and hope to die…
Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife and young daughter vanish from their home. No evidence of a kidnapping. No sign of murder. No proof that Rebecca didn’t simply abandon her marriage. Just Sally’s crude and chilling drawings, Jonah’s little lies, and the sheriff’s nagging fears that nothing is what it seems.
For Sally’s best friend, Lucinda, it’s something else. She trusts in Sally not to just disappear, not after they’ve shared so many secrets—especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she’ll never tell. No one would believe her anyway.
As the search for Rebecca and Sally intensifies, and as suspicion falls on Jonah, the disappearances become more relentlessly haunting than anyone can imagine. Because what’s seen in the light of day is not nearly as terrifying as what remains hidden in the dark…
About the Author: Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Canaan Crime Series novels, which includes THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS, THE SILENT GIRLS, and LIE IN WAIT. These dark, psychological page-turners with a dash of the Gothic are set in remote, northern Vermont, and have been heralded as masterful, disturbing, profound and heartbreaking. Rickstad's first novel, REAP, was a New York Times Noteworthy Novel. His latest novel WHAT REMAINS OF HER will be published July 24, 2018. Rickstad lives in Vermont with his wife, son, and daughter, and writes all his first drafts with a pencil in notebooks, often outside in the Vermont woods.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (July 24, 2018)
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