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The Silent Girls

(2014)
(The first book in the Canaan Crime series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

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. Readers of Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbø, and Greg Iles will love this book and find themselves breathless at the incendiary, ambitious, and unforgettable story.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"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

"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 H Foreman

"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

"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

"The Silent Girls is Vermont's own True Detective...Three-dimensional characters, a moody rural-noir vibe, and a compulsively readable story make this a stunner of a crime novel!" - Steve Ulfelder


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Used availability for Eric Rickstad's The Silent Girls

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Silent Girls
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
ISBN: 0-06-267665-2 / 978-0-06-267665-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Witness
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: [(The Silent Girls)] [By (author) Eric Rickstad] published on (August, 2015)
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
Publisher: HarperCollins s Inc
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Silent Girls (Canaan Crime Novels)
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
ISBN: 0-06-235154-0 / 978-0-06-235154-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Witness Impulse
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Silent Girls
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
ISBN: 1-4945-1241-6 / 978-1-4945-1241-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Silent Girls
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
ISBN: 1-4945-6241-3 / 978-1-4945-6241-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Girls
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Girls
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Girls (Canaan Crime Novels)
Author(s): Eric Rickstad
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU