20 November, 2014

The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad Review With Giveaway!

On Tour at Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours from October 27 - November 28, 2014


Book Details:

Genre: Horror Published by: Witness Impulse Publication Date: 10/28/2014 
Number of Pages: 365 
ISBN: 9780062351517 
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Synopsis:

Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he hung up his badge to become a private investigator. Then the police in the remote rural community of Canaan, the place he calls home, 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 is drawn into an investigation that will bring him face-to-face with the darkest abominations of the human soul.
With the secrets of his violent and painful past nipping at his heels, and young women with secrets vanishing one by one, Rath will learn that even the smallest towns on the map can’t hide from the Devil. Because the Devil…he’s everywhere

Read an excerpt:

The child stepped into the house and shut the door with a soft click. Its face hovered above the woman's. The woman reached up, clutched the mask's rubbery skin. Pulled. The mask would not come off. She dug her fingers in. Clawed. The mask stretched. The knife sliced. She tore at the mask, gasping. The child had been right. Monsters did exist.

Author Bio:

Eric Rickstad’s taut, chilling literary crime novels strip back the bucolic veneer of rural America and root around in its tragic underbelly. His first novel Reap was a New York Times Noteworthy Book first published by Viking Penguin. His novel THE SILENT GIRLS, from HarperCollins, was published October 28, 2014. 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 where he was a Hoyns Fellow and a Corse Fellow. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter, and is represented by Philip Spitzer of the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency.

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My Thoughts
The Silent Girls is one of those stories that grabs you from the beginning and keeps you wanting more. A very creepy murder mystery. Young women are missing and turning up dead which is bad enough but Frank Rath is tormented with these deaths. Why? His sister and brother in law were murdered many years ago and the case had not been solved. He took in and adopted his little niece who was in the house when the murders occurred. Abortion is always a touchy topic and I think the author took on this topic with empathy and used as the underlying plot of the story is admirable. I loved the pace of the story and just the way it was written reminded me of a good British mystery, even though it was not. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a great story with believable characters and settings.

I received the book for review and was not monetarily compensated for review.

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1 comment:

Lance Wright said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it with us.

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