The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad 3.5 ☆’s
I have never read anything by Rickstad or the Canaan mystery novels he had previously published, so going into this novel, I had no idea what to expect. This novel was right up my alley. It’s a mystery with many different paths that could be taken.
I really liked how this novel picked up right away. The plot didn’t build, the reader was thrown in right away. Instantly, you’re left wondering who did what, and where everything fits into the story line.
The novel is longer, over 400 pages, but it’s a quick read because it leaves the audience wondering where exactly everything works and fits in at.
The only thing I didn’t like was because of there being so much going on. At times, it was hard to keep all the characters, crimes, and subplots straight. In the end, everything does explain itself.
This book is out now, so go and read it. It’s a great mystery and leaves the reader guessing.