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Rickstad’s Latest ‘Girls’ Novel is a Disturbingly Beautiful Masterpiece

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  Eric Rickstad’s The Names of Dead Girls, the sequel to his 2014 book The Silent Girls, is a commanding, beautiful masterpiece and display is soon-to-be among his best work. ‘Girls’ is intense and gripping from the very first page, all the way to the last. In a small town in Vermont, Rachel Rath knows that she is being watched, and she is positive that the man watching her is Ned Preacher, a serial rapist and murderer who killed her parents, but got out after serving only sixteen years by playing the system to get a lighter sentence. Retired detective Frank Rath has tried to keep his niece safe every way he can – even if that means not telling her the whole truth…

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