LIE IN WAIT
The next literary thriller from Eric Rickstad
New York Times bestselling author of THE SILENT GIRLS
Heralded as “Vermont’s own TRUE DETECTIVE,” Eric Rickstad’s breakout novel, THE SILENT GIRLS, garnered stunning reviews and unbelievable reader praise that propelled the taut thriller onto the New York Times Bestseller list. Now, Rickstad delivers his highly-anticipated follow up, LIE IN WAIT (on sale Sept 1, Witness Impulse e-original), and brings readers back to the place that thrilled them the first time around: Canaan, Vermont.
In this remote, pastoral town, a high-profile legal battle over gay marriage shatters the town’s sense of peace and community. Anger simmers. Fear and prejudice awaken. Old friends turn on each other. Violence threatens.
Then a young girl is murdered in the home of the lawsuit’s lead attorney. Too skeptical to consider coincidence, Detective Sonja Test believes the girl’s murder and the divisive case must be linked. But, as the young detective digs deeper into her first murder assignment, she discovers a disturbing, sordid darkness hidden beneath Canaan’s idyllic façade.
Eric Rickstad is the New York Times Bestselling author of THE SILENT GIRLS, a NYT bestselling novel heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. His first novel REAP, a literary suspense novel, was a New York Times Noteworthy Novel. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his lovely wife and daughter.
Praise for ERIC RICKSTAD and THE SILENT GIRLS
Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller
“The Silent Girls is Vermont’s own True Detective. Eric Rickstad masterfully renders Frank Rath, a PI and single father who’s been beat up and beat down but never backs off. Three-dimensional characters, a moody rural-noir vibe, and a compulsively readable story make this a stunner of a crime novel!” — Steve Ulfelder, Edgar finalist author of Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage
“Eric Rickstad’s The Silent Girls is a bone-chilling mystery set in one of New England’s darkest corners, the kind of place travelers are well-advised to avoid after nightfall. This well-crafted book will have you staying up late, turning pages and afraid to turn off the light.” — Paul Doiron, author of The Poacher's Son
“Finely drawn characters, a narrative that beguiles and surprises and stark, poetic writing make for a novel as dark and brooding as its rural Vermont setting. The Silent Girls is both an exceptional detective story and a terrifying meditation on good and evil.” — Roger Smith, international best-selling author of Wake Up Dead, Dust Devils, Mixed Blood and Sacrifices
“The Silent Girls is a thrilling ride to very dark places. I kept turning pages, scared of what I’d find but compelled to look. It’ll keep you reading all the way up to its shattering conclusion.” — Jake Hinkson, author of Hell on Church Street and The Big Ugly
“Eric Rickstad writes with the ferocious passion a father has for his deeply loved child and with the precision of a verbal surgeon versed in terror. 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.” — Stephen Foreman, author of the novels Watching Gideon and Toe Hold
“Intelligent and profound, this dark and disturbing rural noir twists and turns with relentless suspense,” while Vermont Today proclaimed THE SILENT GIRLS “hits all the notes of a detective tale while staying true to a sometimes unsettling view of Vermont.” — Hank Philippi Ryan, bestselling author
About The Author
Eric Rickstad is the New York Times Bestselling author of THE SILENT GIRLS, a #1 bestselling Nook and #4 bestselling Mystery Kindle novel heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. His first novel REAP, a literary crime novel, was a New York Times Noteworthy Novel. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his lovely wife and daughter.