Friday, August 17, 2018

What Remains Of Her by Eric Rickstad

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes 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…

my thoughts:

Jonah's wife and daughter go missing. He becomes the prime suspect.  His life is never the same.  Years go by and his family is never found.  Jonah becomes a recluse. Fast forward, another little girl goes missing.  Seems like history may be repeating itself.  Or not.  Ugh. This book.  I wanted to like it so much. I really did, but I just couldn't.  I found myself skipping ahead, skim reading, and pretty much jumping to the end.  The story was just too long and too predictable.  I honestly wish I had DNFed this one.  I hate to write that, but its how I feel. This book was just not for me. And the crazy thing is that I love mystery thrillers. So, I was positive I would dive right into this one and enjoy getting lost in all the suspense.  Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Oh well, different strokes, right?

Anyhow, definitely check out what other bloggers have to say about What Remains Of Her - they all seem to have really enjoyed the book.  So, maybe it was just me.  Either way, check out their posts.

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: What Remains of Her
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

Sorry this one didn't work for you. I've only read one book by Rickstad, and I liked it, but not enough to want to read his others.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.

bermudaonion said...

Sorry this was a stinker for you.

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Lark, me too. I was hoping it would be a great one, but it just wasn't for me. I can understand what you mean about his books.

Heather, thanks for having me on this tour!

Kathy, thanks. It was a dud :(