About Eric

Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Canaan Crime Series novels, which includes THE NAMES OF DEAD GIRLS, THE SILENT GIRLS, and LIE IN WAIT. These dark, psychological page-turners, set in remote northern Vermont, are heralded as masterful, disturbing, profound and heartbreaking. Rickstad’s first novel, REAP, was a New York Times Noteworthy Novel. His latest novel WHAT REMAINS OF HER will be published July 24, 2018


Rickstad lives in Vermont with his wife, son, and daughter, and writes all his first drafts with a pencil in notebooks, often outside in the Vermont woods.

Eric is represented by Shane Salerno, The Story Factory


Lie In Wait – Crime Novel

Even in a quiet Vermont town, unspeakable acts of the past can destroy the peace of the present. “A brilliantly crafted crime novel. Whiplash pacing and disturbing psychological profiles will grip readers until its startling Read more…