I Am Not Who You Think I Am – Tense Fast-Paced Thriller Novel About to Let Loose a Heartbreaking Secret Leaving No One Unscathed.
Eric Rickstad brings his readers one of the most engrossing thriller novels I have ever read! The suspense is palpable and it runs throughout the story. Early on in this gripping story we learn of an eight year old boy, Wayland, who witnessed the horrific death of his father.
Now, as an adolescent, Wayland begins to question the death of his father. In the face of discrepancies he cannot resolve, Wayland has questions. I will not provide any spoilers in this book review. All I can say is if you are a fan of suspenseful thriller novels, you should read I Am Not Who You Think I Am.
This is my first reading of a book by this author. I believe Eric Rickstad’s writing in I Am Not Who You Think I Am is absolutely stellar. All the clues are there…I wish you good luck trying to sort out them all out to solve this intriguing mystery. I believe this book would be a great book club pick, as there are messages hidden in some old books that are sure to spark plenty of book club discussion.
Publisher Book Description:
Wayland Maynard is just eight years old when he sees his father kill himself, finds a note that reads I am not who you think I am, and is left reeling with grief and shock. Who was his father if not the loving man Wayland knew? Terrified, Wayland keeps the note a secret, but his reasons for being afraid are just beginning.
Eight years later, Wayland makes a shocking discovery and becomes certain the note is the key to unlocking a past his mother and others in his town want to keep buried.
With the help of two friends, Wayland searches for the truth. Together they uncover strange messages scribbled in his father’s old books, a sinister history behind the town’s most powerful family, and a bizarre tragedy possibly linked to Wayland’s birth. Each revelation raises more questions and deepens Wayland’s suspicions of everyone around him. Soon, he’ll regret he ever found the note, trusted his friends, or believed in such a thing as the truth.
I Am Not Who You Think I Am is an ingenious, addictive, and shattering tale of grief, obsession, and fate as eight words lead to lifetimes of ruin.
About the Author – Eric Rickstad
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 with a dash of the Gothic are set in remote, northern Vermont, and have been heralded as masterful, disturbing, profound and heartbreaking. Rickstad’s first novel, Reap, was a New York Times Noteworthy Novel.