What Remains Of Her by Eric Rickstad

What Remains Of Her

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 tumb...

Details What Remains Of Her

TitleWhat Remains Of Her
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
GenreMystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

Reviews What Remains Of Her

  • Katie B
    3.5 starsFairly simple mystery involving the disappearance of a mother, Rebecca, and her daughter, Sally. The story jumps back and forth between Jonah, the husband and father who is the prime suspect, and the daughter's best friend, Lucinda. The winter setting of Vermont just adds another layer to an already bleak and depressing situation. The strength of the book is not so much the mystery as it is seeing how the disappearance affects Jonah and ...
  • Linda
    The hands that hold the cards that you've been dealt.....Jonah Baum stares at stacks of papers piled high that beckon for his attention. As an adjunct professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, Jonah knows the endless task of grading. Perhaps he knows more intimately how life puts its own smeared stamp on your efforts and actions throughout the years. It all comes down to treading on the mundane. But Jonah could never imagine what would b...
  • J.D. Barker
    In his best novel yet, Rickstad unravels a twenty-year-old mystery with shrewd, crafty skill. A taut, chilling psychological ride.
  • Ruthy lavin
    I’m a big fan of Eric’s work and have been eagerly anticipating this new novel of his for some time - I’m so glad to say that it didn’t disappoint.Eerily good, creepy, wonderfully visual like all of Eric’s previous work, he is just a wonderful writer.As I said previously when I finished reading The Silent girls, I really hope Netflix snap up this book for dramatisation, it’s easily good enough to be an engrossing Netflix thriller seri...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    3.5 starsThis is a standard case of mother and daughter disappearing with the husband as prime suspect number one. There's an ominous tone set from the beginning with the depths of childhood imagination and that wholehearted importance to keep secrets for your best friend, no matter the consequence or potential helpfulness to a case. It's amazing what we deem to be so much more important as children than as adults.We fast forward a couple of deca...
  • Marge
    What Remains of Her centers on Jonah an adjunct college professor the disappearance of his wife Rebecca and their 7 yr. old daughter Sally. Although evidence doesn't suggest Jonah is behind their disappearance, the town's people believe he is responsible, and Jonah carries feelings of guilt that he is in some way responsible. Their disappearance, however, not only haunts Jonah, but it also impacts the lives of Lucinda, Sally's best friend, and Lu...
  • Mia Siegert
    I read this within one day, staying up until almost 2 am to finish. Absolutely superb, really twisty book. I'll come back to the review later because I'm trying to figure out the best way to talk about it without spoilers.Just excellent.
  • Drew Yanno
    Eric Rickstad has done it again! This time with What Remains of Her, a stand-alone thriller set in the small towns and mountains of Vermont. As we’ve come to rely on with his previous Vermont noir, he delivers an irresistible premise and a cast of complicated but believable characters caught up in extraordinary circumstances. The mystery unfolds in multiple “books” set apart by time and events. Even better, they signal new and unexpected pa...
  • Sue Bottino
    I read this book in 24 hours. It is fantastic! It's a true mystery novel with no gore. The author captured the deepest emotions of the characters perfectly. The pacing of the story keeps the reader constantly engaged. Highly recommend.
  • Christine Desrochers-Broderick
    Wow. This book is filled with so many twists and turns it left me with my jaw hanging. Usually when I read a mystery or thriller it's pretty predictable . This one was anything but! Loved all the characters and felt connected . Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen , I was wrong! What a rollercoaster ride!!! Go read it! You won't be disappointed!!
  • Cyndi
    This was the first book I’ve read by Eric Rickstad and I have to say that it is a top-notch thriller.One day Jonah Baum wakes up to find his wife and daughter missing. A search ensues and some mysterious drawings left behind by his daughter, Sally, come into question, but, tragically, the duo are never found. 25 years later Jonah’s loss still haunts him and he lives the life of hermit, with little contact with the outside world. When another ...
  • Roxanne
    Thank you to William Morrow Books and Goodreads. I won a copy of Kindle book in a goodreads giveaway.Jonah comes home from work one day and his wife and daughter aren't home. He really doesn't think too much of it at first, but after several hours he knows that something is wrong. He calls his friend Maurice, who happens to be the sheriff. But Jonah lies about a couple of things like where he slept last night and the fight Rebecca and Jonah had. ...
  • Amanda
    [I recieved a copy from @williammorrowbooks and @tlcbooktours for an honest review]What Remains of Her by Eric Rickstad captured me right from the beginning and didn't let me go. I still can't stop thinking about that ending, how I never saw it coming and how it broke my heart. I love Eric Rickstads writing. You really get to know each character and form a bond with them, whether they are an adult or a child. He has such a great way of making the...
  • Nancy
    Out of the 101 books I have read so far this calendar year, this one is the best. Authentic characters - I related to each and every one of them and walked every step with them. Cannot even remember the last time I was so fully invested in a book. Thank you, Eric Rickstad.
  • Ariana
    This was a crazy book. I really liked it. I would have given it 4 stars but there was a bit of swearing. I could not put it down though. Just a little creepy and had my heart pounding at times.
  • KC
    When a mother and her young daughter go missing in a small Vermont town, all eyes turn to the man of the house, Jonah Baum. Jonah's best friend and town sheriff believes that he may have harmed his own wife and child. Will the people of this idyllic community, these families, and friends be able to face what lies ahead as they begin to unravel the truth? This is truly a fast paced suspenseful domestic thriller which will have readers guessing rig...
  • Victoria Colotta
    My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An atmospheric, eerie, and addictive suspense novel.WHAT REMAINS OF HER is a dark and intricate story about the disappearance of a man's wife and daughter as well as the toll it takes on all those affected. The novel expertly combines a crime with emotion and a hint of the supernatural to make the reader flip through the pages to find out what happens next. What I love about the author is his ability to build up the...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    What Remains of Her is Eric Rickstad's latest book.Jonah Baum's wife Rebecca and young daughter Sally went missing twenty five years ago from their home in Vermont. Jonah has never been the same from that day. He's living in a run down cabin in the forest, eschewing society, but hoping against hope that they might still be found. Sally's friend Lucinda might remember something still.....When another little girl is lost in the woods, it is Jonah w...
  • John
    I just finished What Remains of Her and loved it! It is another creepy classic from Eric Rickstad. There is a lot to like about this book. The story is original and has really great twists. The dialogue is fantastic--between Jonah and Maurice--and in Jonah's mind. The Pit is super creepy. The chapter "Desolation" is some of the best writing I've read in a long time. The setting is amazing. If you've never visited the Northeast Kingdom and met its...
  • Kate
    I hadn't intended on pulling an all nighter, but once I started this book I could not put it down. It was really an interesting mystery/thriller because it could have gone in Sooooooo many directions and you have all your wheels spinning trying to figure out-is it going to be some kind of spider horror (you'll see), serial killer, deranged Dad and on and on. Takes place in a small Vermont town in the woods. And the best part is there was an endin...
  • Kathy
    4.5 stars.What Remains of Her by Eric Rickstad is an electrifying mystery set in rural Vermont.Jonah Baum returns home from work one evening to discover his wife Rebecca and seven year old daughter Sally have disappeared.  He quickly contacts his friend and neighbor Sheriff Maurice Welch who rapidly organizes a search party to look for the missing duo. With no evidence to go on, Maurice calls in the state police to aid in the investigation. Jona...
  • Dave
    A mother and daughter mysteriously disappear and leave a wake of wreakage behind. This was a solid who done it with a 25 year time lapse to help show the consequences for all the characters involved in this tragedy. Ultimately I would recommend it to people who like novels with twists and turns or reading about a brokenness that never heals.Thank you to the publisher for providing me with this arc available through edelweiss.
  • Jessica
    Full review to follow on book tour date: August 7th
  • June
    I liked the beginning of this book but then I felt like I fell into dead air. It dragged to a somewhat interesting ending but it became dull in the middle of the story so, although the ending was okay, I was no longer really invested in the outcome.
  • Teresa Williams
    Excellent! This was quite a thriller. It seemed really real. Stuff i thought was leading me along, went nowhere. And I did not see the ending coming.
  • Jenny Harrison
    Ominous, creepy the same old story? Or is it? I loved this book! I could not put it down. One of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time. Kept me guessing. Enjoy!
  • Rhonda Smith-cauley
    One of the best psychological thrillers I have read in a while. It kept me guessing right to the end!!! Thank you Goodreads!!!
  • L Corky
    I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Eric Rickstad has done it again! This is a great story. Twenty five years after Jonah Baum's wife and young daughter go missing and are presumed dead the truth finally comes out. This story had so many twists and turns and the final outcome WOW! Did not see that one coming! Now I will have to eagerly wait for the next book by this wonderful author.
  • Earl
    What Remains of Her from Eric Rickstad is a thoroughly enjoyable read on several levels. The writing is very good and adds to the overall experience as compared to simply telling a story.What will likely grip most readers initially is the almost claustrophobic atmosphere, which is a masterful trick since it is taking place largely in the countryside and small towns. Yet the internal workings of the characters works with the wintry mountainous lan...
  • Amber Schroer
    Great pacing and character development used to create a truly suspenseful “whodunnit” when Jonah - a former abused ward of the state - is left all alone when his young wife and daughter go missing and presumed dead. We jump into current day where Jonah is now an old recluse hiding from the world who already found him guilty of his family in the court of opinion before they even took the time to look more into his eerie daughter’s drawings, ...