Eric Rickstad Mystery Night
Join New York Times bestsellng author Eric Rickstad at George's Mystery Book
Club for a reading and discussion on his newest novel, The Names of Dead
Girls, the terrifying sequel to the smash sensation The Silent Girls.
Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. Free and open to the public.
About the book:
Called "A commanding, disturbing and beautiful masterpiece" and "The
quintessence of the Gothic," The Names of Dead Girls is the latest in
Rickstad's Canaan Crime Series.
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. 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 must untangle the threads that tie these new crimes and
long-ago nightmares together. Soon he'll 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.
“A tour de force of unstoppable suspense drives readers deep into
Rickstad’s dark and haunting world. An out-and-out bone chiller. Impossible
to put down.” (Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author)
“You’re in the hands of one of the best in the business, at the very peak
of his form. “ (Michael Harvey, author of Brighton)
“Rickstad has fully developed his stomping grounds into an eerie,
terrifying place comparable to Stephen Kings’s Castle Rock, Maine.” (Pop
About the author:
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 dark, disturbing, and masterful. He lives in Vermont with
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:30pm
77 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602