WHAT REMAINS OF HER by Eric Rickstad

 5+++ STARS!!!

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girlscomes this chilling, harrowing thriller set in rural Vermont about a recluse who believes the young girl he's found in the woods is the reincarnation of his missing daughter, returned to help him solve her and his wife's disappearance.

 I won’t say a word. Cross my heart and hope to die…

Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife and young daughter vanish from their home. No evidence of a kidnapping. No sign of murder. No proof that Rebecca didn’t simply abandon her marriage. Just Sally’s crude and chilling drawings, Jonah’s little lies, and the sheriff’s nagging fears that nothing is what it seems.

For Sally’s best friend, Lucinda, it’s something else. She trusts in Sally not to just disappear, not after they’ve shared so many secrets—especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she’ll never tell. No one would believe her anyway.

As the search for Rebecca and Sally intensifies, and as suspicion falls on Jonah, the disappearances become more relentlessly haunting than anyone can imagine. Because what’s seen in the light of day is not nearly as terrifying as what remains hidden in the dark…
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Eric Rickstad is the New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author of The Silent GirlsLie in Wait, and Reap, novels heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his wife, daughter, and son.

Find out more about Eric at his website, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

WOW, wow,wow!!! I really loved this book. This is definitely going to be one of my favorites of the year. Maybe one of my favorite suspense books ever! I thought I had read one his books, maybe "The Names of Dead Girls" but I looked it up and I haven't :-(   Well now I am going to have to!

 This was an excellent, very intense, suspense thriller! I was on-the-edge-of-my-seat all the way through this book. It draws you in on the very first page and just keeps going. There was not a single dull page. It was so suspenseful. I had no idea what was going on but I sure wanted to know!

Excellent character development. Even the creepy characters were good. And I thought considering the author is male he got the little girls personalities just right. Their thought process, the way they talked, everything was just perfect. I really liked the grown-up Lucinda. And even though he was creepy and strange, I even liked Jonah. I was really rooting for him, I didn't want him to be "the bad guy".

So... Holy shocker!! The ending was great! Like the cherry on top of a perfect sundae.
If you read any suspense book this year it should be this one!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours Thank You!!

This is also out in Audible - HERE
I am going to get this for my Heavy haul trucker husband to listen to - I told him he would love it.


  1. I love that it is August and you've already found one of your favorite books of the year - woohoo!

    Thanks for being on the tour!


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