The Silent Girls by Eric RickstadThe Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad

The Silent Girls

byEric Rickstad

Mass Market Paperback | February 28, 2017

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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.

Eric Rickstad is an American author from Vemont. He earned his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Silent Girls, Lie in Wait, and The Names of Dead Girls which are all books in the Canaan Crime Novel Series. His other novels include Reap, and What Remains of Her which is due to be publish...
Title:The Silent GirlsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.9 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062676652

ISBN - 13:9780062676658

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Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good I didn't love this book, which kind of surprised me as a detective story murder mystery is right up my alley. It may have been the characters.. but the story was good. Just not a must read.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining Got hooked from the beginning. Loved the story and all of the twists, this book did not disappoint from beginning to end.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hidden Gem Extremely well written and captivating throughout.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Silent Girls An excellent murder mystery that did not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Silent Girls It is continuously captivating and never what is seems.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well written This book gets off to a terrific start right from page 1 and just keeps going. This is the first book I've read by this author but it won't be the last. Weather is important in the book and it adds to the dark and brooding writing. I felt the story wasn't finished at the end and I hope there will be a sequel.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from THE SILENT GIRLS This is the first time I have read this Authors book. At the beginnng of the book I thought it sounded like a wierded book and didn't think I would like it much. It urned out to become a real whirl wind of a story and a page turner. Loved the mysterious ending.
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A well written book with a continuous story that holds attention. I recommend this for anyone who loves a good twist and seamless writing.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The silent girls Thoroughly enjoyed this book, a good thriller, great characters and a good plot. Kept me captivated throughout.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The silent girls I felt like this book was not finished. Plot was good and kept you hanging. The end was week.. could have made the book longer and followed through a bit better. I understand a plot for next book though,but book felt like you were left high and dry.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This was a page turner from start to finish!!!! The characters were well played out. I recommend this book
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A can't put down jaw dropper! Right from the first few pages this book kept me on the edge of my seat. At some points the next twist was easy to spot, but ultimately a very surprising end that left me shocked.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me on my toes I love this book. I couldn't stop reading it. I did not ever think it happened the way it did. That was def a twist!
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Silent Girls This book was really slow in the beginning, I was at least half way through before I started getting into it. However the end was a definite cliffhanger....... I was hanging on and kept waiting for the bad guy to meet a much deserved demise!!!!!!!!please tell me there is a sequel. :-(
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Silent girls. . Wonderful story, very well written. Kept me awake at night trying to get to the end to find out how things come together. Dying to know what's around the next corner.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Silent Girls Found the story hard to follow at the beginning. As I read on, the events and characters started to come together and I found myself hooked. A sequel is definitely needed!
Date published: 2015-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from the silent girls Took a few chapters to really capture my attention. Therefore this book took me a tad longer to read then most books. However once I did reach that one particular spot in the book that did capture my attention it was nearly impossible to put down.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read Very well written. Enjoyed the plot and the characters. The beginning was very gripping and a couple of plot twists had me completely surprised. Would highly recommend for an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Silent Girls Could not stop reading once I started. Enjoyed all about this book. Gruesome plot yet offset with great protagonists & entertaining dialogue. Fun for me as I love mysteries. Hated to see it end.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Silent Girls Ex policeman, now a PI, Frank Rath assists the local police with their cases This time, he inadvertently discovers that one young girl after another is quietly disappearing. As the tension mounts with each discovery, the race is on to prevent the death of yet one more. An adsorbing and fast paced read
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh Em Gee This book was magnificent. I seriously could not put it down. Frank Rath is a great character. Rickstad's writing really made me feel Rath's pain and determination. I would recommend this book to everyone!
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!!! Couldnt put down at the end..................... ..... .
Date published: 2015-01-24

Editorial Reviews

“From the very first, a feeling of dread crept over me and stayed with me until the end, and remains with me days later. The Silent Girls is love and terror, a mix of intense feelings that seeps into your heart and does not go away.”