Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2015-12-20
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,673 Ratings

Description

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Phoenix, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent who can crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and as fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined, and in a frantic race against time, Riley is pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.

Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #2 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

Reviews

  • I just had to read it once u said 'if u like criminal minds'

    5
    By jaDonna Williams
    Riley is a wonderful character I love how u put in that twist at the end with Bill and her the characters all seem so authentic. I think your writing is amazing going into depth even with little things shows me a full story in my mind it's like I'm watching a movie while I'm reading I don't know how to thank you 😊 for making this so all I really wanna say is thank you!!! (Love April character)
  • Once gone

    5
    By Jane237
    Could not put this book down! I sat down and read it straight through in a matter of hours
  • Entertained

    5
    By iAurora's
    - I was very pleased with this book.
  • Once gone by Blake Pierce

    5
    By Hot! Hot! Hot!
    Awesome thriller and mystery read! The suspense kept you on the edge the whole way through and questioning the sanity of Riley! I can't wait to read more from Blake Pierce!
  • Infuriating

    1
    By Not so satisfied used
    The main character was all over the place and the plot subpar
  • Once gone

    5
    By Daddy good wood1001
    Can't put it down!!!
  • Good read

    4
    By carachase
    I liked it a lot! Good read!
  • Love the suspense!

    5
    By BritBopsie
    Once Gone is a great book for those who like the pages to "turn themselves." I was thrilled to start this book and now I'm even more thrilled to continue reading the Riley Paige series.
  • Predictable

    3
    By DenverTwin
    And annoying. FBI agents do not continuously run off into a possible killer's place alone. No suspension of disbelief here.
  • Easy read

    5
    By Emdanben
    Page turner

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