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

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 1)

Author Blake Pierce

  • Published: 2015-12-20
  • Category: Women Sleuths
4.5 Stars
From 304 Customers Review
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“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!

Top Customer Reviews

  • Couldn’t stop reading!

    From Itsjustmoni1313
    Really enjoyed this book, can’t wait to start book #2!
  • Once Gone

    From Wendelmae
    Good read. It keeps you guessing till the end.
  • Once Gone

    From Rodssweety
    Kept me on the edge to the end. Well done
  • LOVED this book

    From Dogluv2003
    I couldn’t put it down. The whole story was very descriptive and emotional. I felt like i was living the nightmare the characters did. 10/10 recommend it.
  • Once Gone

    From G'kid trio
    Great story!
  • A good story

    From Vicnan12
    A women with her own struggles still struggled to help others and go against evil.. I like it
  • Good book

    From Dguver
    This book keeps you engaged but it's story is like any other tv series .. Wish d author had given more insight about d killer .. Ended abruptly for me .
  • A MUST Read!!

    From Kendurha01
    Complete page turner!! Could not get enough of this series! Can't wait for the next book!
  • Gripping!

    From mariaredlick
    A stimulating quick-read. I love how Pierce dives right into it & leaves out the drawn out, overly-descriptive writing style, once you start reading, you can't stop! Loved it :)
  • Barn burner

    From Rivierajim
    Hell of a great read. Fast paced, page turner, very suspenseful. Highly recommend this book.