Lie In Wait

Lie In Wait

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by Eric Rickstad
     
 

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From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes another unforgettable thriller set in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, featuring Detective Sonja Test

Even in a quiet Vermont town, unspeakable acts of the past can destroy the peace of the present.

In the remote pastoral hamlet of Canaan, Vermont, a high-profile legal case

Overview

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes another unforgettable thriller set in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, featuring Detective Sonja Test

Even in a quiet Vermont town, unspeakable acts of the past can destroy the peace of the present.

In the remote pastoral hamlet of Canaan, Vermont, a high-profile legal case shatters the town’s sense of peace and community. Anger simmers. Fear and prejudice awaken. Old friends turn on each other. Violence threatens.

So when a young teenage girl is savagely murdered while babysitting at the house of the lead attorney in the case, Detective Sonja Test believes the girl’s murder and the divisive case must be linked.

However, as the young detective digs deeper into her first murder case, she discovers sordid acts hidden for decades, and learns that behind the town’s idyllic façade of pristine snow lurks a capacity in some for great darkness and the betrayal of innocents. And Sonja Test, a mother of two, will do anything to protect the innocent.

“Gripping, topical, and wrenching—everything you want in a top-flight mystery.”—Meg Gardiner, Edgar® Award-winning Author 

Editorial Reviews

Meg Gardiner
“Gripping, topical, and wrenching- everything you want in a top-flight mystery. I didn’t see the gut punch ending coming, even as it tumbled into place. Great stuff.”
Lisa Turner
“A brilliantly crafted crime novel. Lie in Wait’s whiplash pacing and disturbing psychological profiles will grip readers until its startling conclusion.”
Drew Yanno
“Another gem. Rickstad invented his own genre with The Silent Girls and Lie In Wait ups the game. Gripping. Deft. Unexpected. Surprising. Readers will be glad he took them on this ride.”
Classic Book Reader
“A flawless mystery, brilliantly told, with a twisted, spiraling plot that gets under your skin and sends your nerves into overdrive.”
Mallory Heart Reviews
“Every bit as excellent as The Silent Girls. Engrossing, riveting, and re-readable. Don’t miss out
Pop Mythology
“Sure to be another bestseller. Eric Rickstad is back in force...clearly on his way to becoming a classic, master storyteller.”
New York Times bestseller The Silent Girls:
Praise for Eric Rickstad’s
Steve Ulfelder
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!”
Paul Doiron
“Eric Rickstad’s The Silent Girls is a bone-chilling mystery...This well-crafted book will have you staying up late, turning pages and afraid to turn off the light. ”
Roger Smith
“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.”
Jake Hinkson
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.”
Stephen Foreman
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062424778
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/02/2016
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
99,774
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Rickstad is the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls, a #1 bestselling Nook and #3 Mystery Kindle 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.

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Lie In Wait 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great thriller that was well written and kept me guessing until the end. Detectives North and Test were interesting characters. If you like a mystery that you can't put down, this is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Huge fan of Erics work and this one is just as awesome as his other work. Great mystery. Never knew the plot until the final conclision.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great thriller! So many twists and turns!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There didn't seem to be as much character development in this one. I kept wanting Rath from Silent Girls to show up. But once again, I didn't know who did it till the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the way this author writes. He kept me on the edge of my seat,wanting more. It's a book you can't put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good and kept me wanting more. Sad and disturbing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read 80 pages an quit. Too muxh bigoted hate in the characters for my taste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the mystery in this novel. I first purchased the book in hopes of a continuation with the Frank Rath storyline. Instead we follow Sonja Test and I found that I did not miss Frank that much. I hope the author continues to give us more on Detective Test.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great thriller drawn out somewhat by Test but a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were under-developed and difficult to connect with. Their actions were implausable. I kept thinking this book was going to go somewhere but it just fell flat. Disappointed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ending was kind of abrupt. Story was good though somewhat predictable. A good deal for 99 cents.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely engrossing. It has all the atmosphere and mystery of The Silent Girls but with a different main character.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grammatical errors drove me crazy. Plot was better than the writing that presented it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly written YA. Could not finish