Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Virtual Book Tour for Lie in Wait by Eric Rickstad

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Pump Up Your Book, for Lie in Wait by Eric Rickstad.  Please leave a comment or question for Eric to let him know you stopped by.  You can follow all of the stops on Eric’s tour by clicking on the banner above. 

Lie in Wait
By Eric Rickstad

Publisher: Witness Impulse (HarperCollins)
Release Date:  September 1, 2015
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Kindle/Paperback/Audible
Length:  416 Pages (1191KB)
ISBN:  9780062424761


About the book: 

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.

To order your own copy of Lie in Wait:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | iTunes | HarperCollins       

Eric Rickstad is the New York Timesand USA Today Bestselling author of the mystery novel THE SILENT GIRLS, the #1 Nook and #1 Kindle novel heralded as intelligent and profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking. His first novel REAP was a New York TimesNoteworthy Novel. His next novel LIE IN WAIT will be published July 28, 2015 by Harper Collins. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his lovely wife and daughter, and is represented by Philip Spitzer of the Philip G. Spitzer Literary Agency.

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A tightly written crime thriller, Lie in Wait, by Eric Rickstad is a book you’ll want to read more than once.  Filled with well developed, colorful characters, a crime which appears based on one of the hottest political and moral issues facing today’s society and a small town full of secrets, this well paced story grabbed my attention from the first page and never let go.  If you like crime thrillers, small town settings and female crime solvers, then this is a book for you!

Mr. Rickstad does a good job developing all of the characters in the story right from the start.  I especially enjoyed getting to know Sonja Test, a fairly new detective, mother and wife.  I easily connected with Sonja, a woman who has a lot on her plate but is determined to be taken seriously at her job and at the same time have a well-rounded life.  It made her seem more human and realistic.  I also enjoyed getting to know her husband and her children and watching their relationships as Sonja works on solving her first homicide case. 

The mystery of who killed the young woman at the beginning of the story, and what’s really going on in their small town, was well developed, took several twists and turns and was well paced.  Showing the good, the bad and the ugly about small town life, and people’s secret motivations, Mr. Rickstad did a good job tackling a hot topic that plagues politicians, religious leaders and people from all walks of life. 

Will Sonja discover who killed the young woman and why?  Will she still want to be a detective and live in her small town when the killer is discovered and caught?  And how will their small town deal with all of the secrets that get revealed?  You’ll have to read Lie in Wait to find out.  I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Mr. Rickstad’s work.

My Rating:  4.5 out of 5 Crowns

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for a fair and honest review as a part of a book tour.  

1 comment:

  1. This one looks right up my alley. I'm adding it to my want to read list on good reads.