The Names Of Dead Girls (Canaan Crime #3)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Eric Rickstad delivers the electrifying sequel to The Silent Girls, and features once again detectives Frank Rath and Sonja Test as they track a depraved killer through rural Vermont.Every murder tells a story. Some stories never end . . . 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 to torment him. 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 and Detective Sonja Test must untangle the threads that tie these new crimes and some long-ago nightmares together. Soon they will 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. 

The Names Of Dead Girls (Canaan Crime #3) Details

TitleThe Names Of Dead Girls (Canaan Crime #3)
Author
ReleaseSep 12th, 2017
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN-139780062672810
Rating
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

The Names Of Dead Girls (Canaan Crime #3) Review

  • J.D. Barker
    January 1, 1970
    Twisted and disturbing, you'll wake with THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS on your mind long after putting this book down.My thanks to the author and publisher for an advance copy of his wonderful novel.
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Last month I read the first book in this series, The Silent Girls and really enjoyed it so I’ve been looking forward to The Names of Dead Girls and was really excited to start it. If you haven’t read the first book, here’s your warning to stop reading now because there will be some mild spoilers for the first book. Things pick up almost immediately where they ended in the last book, Rath is on edge knowing that Preacher is out of prison and taunting him with phone calls and veiled threats. His d Last month I read the first book in this series, The Silent Girls and really enjoyed it so I’ve been looking forward to The Names of Dead Girls and was really excited to start it. If you haven’t read the first book, here’s your warning to stop reading now because there will be some mild spoilers for the first book. Things pick up almost immediately where they ended in the last book, Rath is on edge knowing that Preacher is out of prison and taunting him with phone calls and veiled threats. His daughter, Rachel is also on high alert as she keeps getting the feeling that she’s being watched. Rickstad wrote the scenes where Rachel’s being observed in such a chilling manner, I could feel her fear and panic and it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. The characterization in this installment is solid as you learn even more about Rath’s past and also more about his relationship with Rachel. Sonja is also back and her family life plays a role in this story, I think it’ll be interesting to see what happens to her both personally and professionally in the future. I will say that though you could read this as a standalone I wouldn’t recommend it. There are many characters from the first book back again in this one and you would be missing out on some pertinent background information. Plus, it was a really great read. Rickstad’s writing style is super dark, gritty and disturbing and the atmosphere plays a huge role again. The small Vermont town where this is set is stark and this time its shrouded in fog which added a sense of gloom and doom to a story already full of despair. There is a very strong sense of underlying dread and evil lurking throughout and the tension builds at a steady pace making this a true page turner. I liked this book even more than the first one and am very eager to see what happens next. All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.com
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I have read by this author. I can guarantee that it will not be the last book I read by Mr. Rickstad. This book really can be read as a standalone novel. Yet, if you are like me and have not read the first book, The Silent Girls, you will be picking up a copy afterwards. Instantly, the intensity was cranked up and it only got better the further I got into the story. The dynamics between Rath and Preacher was very personal. This up'd the ante as Preacher knew how to push Ra This is the first book I have read by this author. I can guarantee that it will not be the last book I read by Mr. Rickstad. This book really can be read as a standalone novel. Yet, if you are like me and have not read the first book, The Silent Girls, you will be picking up a copy afterwards. Instantly, the intensity was cranked up and it only got better the further I got into the story. The dynamics between Rath and Preacher was very personal. This up'd the ante as Preacher knew how to push Rath's buttons. Yet, Rath had Preacher in his sights and he was just waiting for the right moment to move in for the kill. However, these two men were not the only leading characters in this story. There were two leading ladies as well. Detective Sonja Test and Rath's daughter, Rachel. Sonja was like a bulldog. She was not afraid to back down from a dangerous situation. Once, she went down a path, she was focused. Rachel could have sat back and let her father protect her but instead she decided to take matters in her own hands. A woman on a mission. The Names of Dead Girls is spine tingling addictive!
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  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    January 1, 1970
    The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad is a highly recommended police procedural/thriller. Detectives Frank Rath and Sonja Test work together again to track a depraved killer through rural Vermont and into Canada. This is a sequel to The Silent Girls, but can be read as a stand alone novel.Rachel Rath is now a college student and she us being watched. Frank Rath and Rachel are sure the man who is watching her is the same man who killed her parents when she was a baby. Ned Preacher is out on pa The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad is a highly recommended police procedural/thriller. Detectives Frank Rath and Sonja Test work together again to track a depraved killer through rural Vermont and into Canada. This is a sequel to The Silent Girls, but can be read as a stand alone novel.Rachel Rath is now a college student and she us being watched. Frank Rath and Rachel are sure the man who is watching her is the same man who killed her parents when she was a baby. Ned Preacher is out on parole now and he has called Frank, threatening Rachel. Frank has tried to protect his niece/adopted daughter from the horrifying details of her parents death, but now Rachel wants to know - and she may need to since Preacher is planning to harm her.When Dana Clark, a woman who was the only survivor of an attack by the Connecticut River Valley Killer, goes missing, and another girl is found murdered, Frank Rath leaves retirement and works again with Sonja Test to investigate the murders and try to figure out if it is the Preacher or someone else. They are looking at old cases along with the new ones to try and piece together the information they need to find the killer. This includes withing with Canadian police detective Inspector Gerard Champine. Apparently there have been similar murder cases in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.The writing is excellent and there are several twists to the plot. Rickstad does an excellent job developing his characters while ratcheting up the suspense as the murder investigation is underway. The ever present, oppressive fog is both a character and a setting in The Names of Dead Girls. The heavy fog infiltrates the whole book and creates a foreboding atmosphere that, in turn, increases the tension you feel when reading. The Preacher and the heavy fog are both very creepy.This is a nail biter, full of suspense, and should hold your attention from start to finish. It did feel like the actual procedural part, the detective work, was slightly lacking and it would have been nice to see more of the steps and the discovery as it all pertained to the investigation. While the main investigation is solved, there are still a few unanswered questions that may point to another book in the series.Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of HarperCollins.http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2017/0...
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  • Jk
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free uncorrected proof copy of this book via the Goodreads Giveaways program and would like to thank everyone who made that possible!I loved the first book in this series and this one was every bit as good if not better. Both are fast-paced and suspenseful with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end...and the ending of this one is so good! I also love the idyllic Vermont setting. There were a few minor typos here and there but nothing major and hopefully they I received a free uncorrected proof copy of this book via the Goodreads Giveaways program and would like to thank everyone who made that possible!I loved the first book in this series and this one was every bit as good if not better. Both are fast-paced and suspenseful with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end...and the ending of this one is so good! I also love the idyllic Vermont setting. There were a few minor typos here and there but nothing major and hopefully they will be cleaned up for the finished book. Frank Rath is a great character and I can't wait for the next installment of this series!
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    I love a good mystery/thriller and this certainly is one. It is a fast-paced, well-plotted story that kept me interested start to finish. I especially liked the 'good guys' ... Rath, Test and Grout. Can't wait to see what they will be up to in their next book.I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review.
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  • Mia Siegert
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very belated review as life got in the way (two knee surgeries, deadlines, getting married (yeah, you read that right!)). I wish I was able to post this sooner to further express how much I adored the novel. Eric Rickstad’s THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS was a haunting sequel to his hugely successful THE SILENT GIRLS. As a reader, it’s a delightful page-turner. As a writer, it’s a textbook along with everything he’s written. I’m going to try to avoid spoilers, but read with caution. There mig This is a very belated review as life got in the way (two knee surgeries, deadlines, getting married (yeah, you read that right!)). I wish I was able to post this sooner to further express how much I adored the novel. Eric Rickstad’s THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS was a haunting sequel to his hugely successful THE SILENT GIRLS. As a reader, it’s a delightful page-turner. As a writer, it’s a textbook along with everything he’s written. I’m going to try to avoid spoilers, but read with caution. There might be some light spoilers for THE SILENT GIRLS, which needs to be brought up in order to really properly talk about THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS.THE SILENT GIRLS was a fiercely brutal novel revolving primarily around Rath’s PTSD and self-loathing. After the heart-pounding climax, Rickstad took the time to write an open ending, a little ominous plot twist. Where many writers would fail in this endeavor, this is possibly what took THE SILENT GIRLS to the next level—that tiny, unexpected moment where the reader’s only response is, “Holy shit!”Since that moment, I’ve aggressively read all of Rickstad’s novels as both a fan of his writing and as an emerging author who is moving towards the thriller/suspense genre. Rickstad made a very interesting decision with THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS to have the novel revolve around Rachel Rath about the same amount, if not more, than Frank Rath (although many might assume this is his story instead of hers). The sequel explores the changes with power dynamic—a young woman who’s learning the truth about her past, one Rath sheltered her from in part to protect her but, more in actuality, to protect himself with some really classic examples of PTSD. But possibly more interesting than the shift in protagonist was the decision Rickstad did with his pacing.This is why I refer to this work as textbook.After the heart-pounding conclusion of THE SILENT GIRLS, most readers would expect a super heart-pounding read from the beginning to the end. While in theory that sounds nice, if Rickstad were to make that decision (like many writers would) the book wouldn’t have been successful. Instead, we’re brought quickly into the story to discover their assumptions are built from paranoia. The pace slows down a fraction then (it’s still a page-turner), which at first seems curious… until you get to part two and realize exactly *why* Rickstad made the pacing decision. It hits you in the chest. Hard. From that point, any reader would be hooked. The amount of restraint that Rickstad used is something that many writers can’t do. Most would jump at the chance to go running. But it’s because of this restraint that the novel is as powerful as it is. The impact wouldn’t have been the same if the pace was even a fraction faster. Possibly the most impressive part might have been the ending. There were so many ways that Rickstad could have taken this story, there were endings that we might guess would occur. Instead, we see a series of lies, of cover-ups, the way paranoia grows, letting down one’s guard at the wrong moment, making a fateful decision, breaking ethics and the law. The subtle ending possibly shows the reader Rath’s humanity and his sense of justice. We recognize that he knew the conclusion for quite some time and danced around it before making a decision that was based on his needs. He recognizes this. He fights with himself—to punish or not to punish—then decides. This leaves the reader with an extremely satisfying ending as we’ve rooted for Rath for quite some time. I definitely recommend THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS (make sure to read THE SILENT GIRLS first as there are a lot of nods to that and the motivations will be clearer) and suggest any reader take the time to carefully read the Author’s Note that’s equally chilling and heartbreaking. Take time with this book--allow yourself to go for the ride and trust that process. Enjoy it. Thanks to Eric Rickstad for the ARC. It's been such a treat to read, and I can't wait until your next book, whether standalone or in this wonderful universe.
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  • ariesdollface
    January 1, 1970
    NOTE: I received this book free through the Goodreads First Reads program.The Names of Dead Girls is a good book. Not great, but good, and I enjoyed it. As I reflected on what I might write in a review, I thought immediately of why, every now and again, I’ll still watch an episode, or two, of the television show Law and Order. Although it’s a show that’s been around longer than I’ve been an adult, they have simply nailed the format. It’s a good formula and as the idiom goes, “If it ain’t broke, NOTE: I received this book free through the Goodreads First Reads program.The Names of Dead Girls is a good book. Not great, but good, and I enjoyed it. As I reflected on what I might write in a review, I thought immediately of why, every now and again, I’ll still watch an episode, or two, of the television show Law and Order. Although it’s a show that’s been around longer than I’ve been an adult, they have simply nailed the format. It’s a good formula and as the idiom goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Rickstad’s book has that quality. It feels really familiar. Novel, original, or remarkable, no. Enjoyable, absolutely.The book’s main character, former detective Frank Rath is confronted with Ned Preacher, a recently released murderous ex-con with whom he has a particularly nasty personal history. Preacher’s actions appear to pose a new threat to Rath’s daughter, Rachel. Rath’s attempts to keep Rachel safe, convince police of the possible danger, and recapture Preacher become complicated as new murder victims, and a number of possible suspects, emerge. Rath’s job is further complicated by Rachel’s independent spirit. Rath must rely upon former police department colleagues and associates to solve the case.The Names of Dead Girls has a good pace. It holds your attention and thus, reads quickly, which is always good. The characters are also relatively likeable. I appreciated how the author made room for female characters to resist male “protection” and domination while at the same time making his alpha male lead (gun toting, deer killin’, relationship phobic Rath) likeable. Finally, I deeply appreciated Rickstad’s “Author’s Note,” an explanation of why he writes this particular genre. It’s a personal story of a young Rickstad being confronted with danger and being stripped of the youthful veil of innocence. If you are in the mood for a good, suspenseful crime novel, definitely give this a read. I’ll look forward to more Eric Rickstad books, especially when I’m about to board a plane; this will help the time fly by.
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    The Names Of Dead Girls is the story of what happens when a murderer is released back into the world and everything slowly starts falling apart for the families. Rachel Rath is a college student in a small, Northern Vermont town when the killer of her parents, Preacher is released from jail. Her uncle, Detective Frank Rath knew this day was coming but he wasn't prepared for the phone calls that Preacher would make to him, making threats against Rachel and what he would do to her.With other girls The Names Of Dead Girls is the story of what happens when a murderer is released back into the world and everything slowly starts falling apart for the families. Rachel Rath is a college student in a small, Northern Vermont town when the killer of her parents, Preacher is released from jail. Her uncle, Detective Frank Rath knew this day was coming but he wasn't prepared for the phone calls that Preacher would make to him, making threats against Rachel and what he would do to her.With other girls are found murdered and a woman tied to Preacher goes missing, Frank and Detective Sonja Test are put to the test to figure out who is behind everything. It takes Rachel learning about how her parents died to want to protect herself from Preacher before it's too late or is it? It all comes down to a spine-tingling ending that will leave you breathless on how it all ends for everyone.This book was amazing!! The way this book draws you in from the first page to the very last words, is truly amazing that a book like this will leave you breathless for what had happened. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but if you are looking for a fast paced Thriller that will have you still thinking about what had happened long after reading it, this book is for you! Even though this is the second book in this series, I never noticed it until I went to look up more about this Author and yes, I'm gonna be reading that book someday soon as well! Thank You to Eric Rickstad for making me become a fan of yours with this one great book of yours and a series that I so can't wait to see what is to come in the future!I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher!
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  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    Mysteries and thrillers have always been at the top of my favorite list for reading material. Unfortunately, it's made me quite numb to a lot of the thrill that authors write. This book is an exception. Eric Rickstad had my skin crawling very early on in the book (in a GOOD way!). I haven't read the first of the series yet - but it's on my purchase list so I feel like I need to go back and read it; then re-read The Names of Dead Girls to get the full-effect. I'm guessing I will be up for days be Mysteries and thrillers have always been at the top of my favorite list for reading material. Unfortunately, it's made me quite numb to a lot of the thrill that authors write. This book is an exception. Eric Rickstad had my skin crawling very early on in the book (in a GOOD way!). I haven't read the first of the series yet - but it's on my purchase list so I feel like I need to go back and read it; then re-read The Names of Dead Girls to get the full-effect. I'm guessing I will be up for days because just the second book, alone, had me reading from cover to cover in just one evening.Within the first third of the book, I was feeling paranoid, anxious, and almost breathless at times. The intensity is literally bone-chilling deep. In most mysteries/thrillers, I want to put myself in place of the hero but honestly, Preacher was written so intensely that I would count myself out. Each character has a deeply developed personality that makes the story realistic-feeling. The pain and agony felt by victims infiltrates every sense with an increasing pace as each chapter continues.I'm looking forward to the next book! I received an ARC with no obligation to review. All opinions are 100% my own!
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  • Margaret Tidwell
    January 1, 1970
    FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Parters In Crime Tours in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad was a great book. This is the second book in this series and the first one that I have read. That being said I didn’t feel lost and I was able to pick right up with what was going on. If you want to read both books, I would read them in orde FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Parters In Crime Tours in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad was a great book. This is the second book in this series and the first one that I have read. That being said I didn’t feel lost and I was able to pick right up with what was going on. If you want to read both books, I would read them in order because this book will spoil certain things in the first book if you read this one first. I do know that I will go back and read the first book because I was in love with this book and I want to know what happened in the first book. From the first page of this book I was hooked and didn’t want to stop reading it until I finished the last page. This book had everything that I like for books in this genre to have which is the reason I am still going to go back and read the first book and any other books that he has written or will write in the future. If you love thriller type books than I am sure you will love this book as much as I did.
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  • Kelly (Simply Kelina) C.
    January 1, 1970
    I was sent a copy of The Names of Dead Girls in part of a blog tour. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. This book is the second in the series, but can be read as a standalone. I did not read book one prior to jumping in. The first few pages were confusing since I did not know the characters from the previous storyline, but the author quickly fills you in on their past. It was easy to I was sent a copy of The Names of Dead Girls in part of a blog tour. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. This book is the second in the series, but can be read as a standalone. I did not read book one prior to jumping in. The first few pages were confusing since I did not know the characters from the previous storyline, but the author quickly fills you in on their past. It was easy to put together after that.I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone for this one, but I am glad I did. I started this one night, which was a big mistake. I did not want to put it down and I also felt like someone was watching me all night. Since I do not normally read scary thrillers, I decided I had to finish this during the day (I am a chicken).This keeps you guessing and is an intense ride. I wanted to put it down, but did not want to put it down. If you love suspense, you are going to love this. This had my heart racing during certain parts. It did get a little intense at times, but I still really enjoyed it.Overall, this was definitely not something I would normally read. I am happy to have given it a chance as I really did enjoy it.
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  • James Ziskin
    January 1, 1970
    A menacing winter fog blankets northern Vermont in Rickstad's taut cat-and-mouse procedural. Beautifully written with original language and imagery, The Names of Dead Girls is a chilling page-turner. The superb cast of characters rings so very true, from the conflicted mom police detective to the troubled Rachel Rath to the anthropomorphic, wet fog. Atmospheric, empathetic, and addictive.In The Names of Dead Girls, Eric Rickstad's brooding, complex hero, Frank Rath, matches wits with a resurrect A menacing winter fog blankets northern Vermont in Rickstad's taut cat-and-mouse procedural. Beautifully written with original language and imagery, The Names of Dead Girls is a chilling page-turner. The superb cast of characters rings so very true, from the conflicted mom police detective to the troubled Rachel Rath to the anthropomorphic, wet fog. Atmospheric, empathetic, and addictive.In The Names of Dead Girls, Eric Rickstad's brooding, complex hero, Frank Rath, matches wits with a resurrected serial killer long-since presumed dead. Lured back onto the force to solve the case, the former cop finds himself shackled by the limits of the law and tormented by his own moral compass gone haywire. His daughter's in danger, but will he cross the line to protect her?
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  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    Wow!!! What a read! I couldn't wait for this to release after I finished the first book. The way he writes keeps you guessing until the end! There are so many different things going on and when you think you have it figured out the author will flip the switch on you and make you second-guess yourself! I love how in both books you're reading about two different murder and it could be many different suspects! The last two-three chapters are my favorite because he wraps everything together so beaut Wow!!! What a read! I couldn't wait for this to release after I finished the first book. The way he writes keeps you guessing until the end! There are so many different things going on and when you think you have it figured out the author will flip the switch on you and make you second-guess yourself! I love how in both books you're reading about two different murder and it could be many different suspects! The last two-three chapters are my favorite because he wraps everything together so beautifully! The only thing that kept me from giving it five stars was the lulls in the book. I would find myself skipping pages to get to the juicer parts! Also, I know he tried to make Test seem like a family woman but didn't understand why he kept bringing up her husband's work situation when it didn't play a significance to the overall story.
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  • Ruth lavin
    January 1, 1970
    I was very excited to start this second novel in the Frank Rath series, by Eric Rickstad. It didn't disappoint!I found myself willing the pages along so I could find out what happened next, it was so well written, with just the right amount of twists, turns and unexpected surprises. I adored The silent girls, his first novel in the series, and I worried the second wouldn't be as good - but if anything, it was better.If you love dark crime thrillers then this is for you. A bit Twin Peaksy, and so I was very excited to start this second novel in the Frank Rath series, by Eric Rickstad. It didn't disappoint!I found myself willing the pages along so I could find out what happened next, it was so well written, with just the right amount of twists, turns and unexpected surprises. I adored The silent girls, his first novel in the series, and I worried the second wouldn't be as good - but if anything, it was better.If you love dark crime thrillers then this is for you. A bit Twin Peaksy, and so ready to be adapted for Netflix!
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  • Kristin (Always With a Book)
    January 1, 1970
    Full review to be posted on blog.*Am loving this series!!!*Addictive, gritty, haunting - DEVOURED this book!*Highly suggest reading The Silent Girls (book 2) before this one - it contains mild spoilers and picks up right where the other one left off.*Starts w/ bang - doesn't let up...short chapters, gritty writing, atmosphere all help to ramp up tension and suspense.*Great character development.*Can't wait for next book!
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  • Charles C Helfrich
    January 1, 1970
    Another great book by Eric Rickstad! I pre-order this because I had just finished reading the others in his collection. After staying up late with it the first night I bought the audio narration so I could listen in the morning on the way into work. First time I've ever done that. So many good plot lines that run with the characters really well. I was glad to read in the authors note that the series will continue! And thanks for the insight on how you began writing in this genre.Keep them coming Another great book by Eric Rickstad! I pre-order this because I had just finished reading the others in his collection. After staying up late with it the first night I bought the audio narration so I could listen in the morning on the way into work. First time I've ever done that. So many good plot lines that run with the characters really well. I was glad to read in the authors note that the series will continue! And thanks for the insight on how you began writing in this genre.Keep them coming!!
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  • Tim Mcgurrin
    January 1, 1970
    How can a book this terrible get 4.5 stars on Goodreads? I found the premise unbelievably dumb from page one. A rapist, killer and probable serial killer is freed from jail and almost immediately threatens the daughter of his victims' and another victim from his past. The daughter is stupid personified, refusing take even the most basic precautions to protect herself from harm. After 100 pages of ridiculous plot development and poor writing, I want to throw this book into the fireplace.
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  • Kathy Heare Watts
    January 1, 1970
    The sequel to The Silent Girls, but can read as a standalone. A shocking murder mystery that will keep the pages turning. I won an uncorrected proof advanced reading copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review or rating and do so voluntarily. So that others may also enjoy this book, I am donating it to a senior assisted living facility.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    AWESOME READ! I have been VERY lucky at winning books from Goodreads by authors who are truly talented! Eric Rickstad did a fantastic job of keeping me interested the entire way through. I dislike the saying "I couldn't put it down," but I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!
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  • Annie de Bhal
    January 1, 1970
    Marvellous. I only saw one reveal coming; the obvious one. Eric Rickstad might just be the best in his genre. And I don't say things like this lightly. Delighted to read there will be a lot more in this series.
  • Morgan Richards
    January 1, 1970
    Another whirlwind of a novel from Eric Rickstad, and it did not disappoint. This is the much anticipated follow up to Rickstad’s killer novel The Silent Girls. 5 stars easily, loved every second of it! Read the full review at : https://lifeofanavidmoviegoer.wordpre...
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  • Melissa Benham
    January 1, 1970
    An excellent read! A thrilling roller coaster I did not want to get off. This was my "read at work" book and I was almost late many times coming back from breaks because I did not want to (could not!) stop reading! I can't wait for the next installment.
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  • Kourtney Pratson
    January 1, 1970
    I won an advanced copy of this book and OMG!!! It's just as amazing as the first. Erik Rickstad certainly knows how to keep you at the edge of your seat. I hated to put it down.
  • Reed Roberts
    January 1, 1970
    The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad is as equally enjoyable as The Silent Girls before it. A non stop page turner from beginning to end. With a ending you will never see coming!
  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    It took me about a day to read this book. (I won a copy from a contest on Goodreads). Thank you. I could not put it down. Great twist at the end. My kind of book.
  • Janice
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Retired detective Frank Rath is afraid for his niece Rachel. Ned Preacher,the man who killed her parents when she was only a baby, is out on parole and has contacted Frank making threats. Rath and Detective Sonja Test are trying to keep an eye on Preacher, hoping to catch him violating his parole so they can put him back behind bars. Rachel did not know of her parents' murders. When she finds out the info she is determined to confro I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.Retired detective Frank Rath is afraid for his niece Rachel. Ned Preacher,the man who killed her parents when she was only a baby, is out on parole and has contacted Frank making threats. Rath and Detective Sonja Test are trying to keep an eye on Preacher, hoping to catch him violating his parole so they can put him back behind bars. Rachel did not know of her parents' murders. When she finds out the info she is determined to confront Preacher. Meanwhile another teenage girl has been murdered. As Test tries to solve this case it keeps intersecting with the Preacher case. As the detectives continue to follow up leads and eventually solving the case, much is revealed about the case and various people involved. Lots of twists,turns and surprises. Great book. Loved it.
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  • Nina
    January 1, 1970
    A good read from Goodreads. This was a suspenseful novel with a nice little twist at the end. It definitely kept my interest.
  • Ignasio
    January 1, 1970
    I got this galley from the publisher contest. I'd never read this author, but loved this novel! I could not put it down, hooked from the start. So creepy and intense. I guess it is the followup that starts where The Silent Girls ends, so I went back and read The Silent Girls and loved that one too! I enjoyed the language and writing, and the character and setting. But the plots blew me away! Will be reading more of this author now.
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  • John
    January 1, 1970
    I love The Names of Dead Girls! I want to sit in a deer stand with Frank Rath and drink a few Molsons while we take in the flora and fauna of rural Vermont--who knows what else we might see. I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy/proof, with no obligation to write a review. I loved The Silent Girls--from start to finish(es). If you like great writing and being scared out of your wits, you'll love The Names of Dead Girls. The story is great and the characters are unforgettable. Rath is m I love The Names of Dead Girls! I want to sit in a deer stand with Frank Rath and drink a few Molsons while we take in the flora and fauna of rural Vermont--who knows what else we might see. I was lucky to get my hands on an advanced copy/proof, with no obligation to write a review. I loved The Silent Girls--from start to finish(es). If you like great writing and being scared out of your wits, you'll love The Names of Dead Girls. The story is great and the characters are unforgettable. Rath is my new favorite cop. There is a motel owner who I (you) will never forget. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll stop. I've pre-order my copy and I'll read it again because it is damn good. There had better be a third one in the works!
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