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
From 1,903 Ratings


“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!

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  • Amazing book!!!!

    By Itstoniig
    While reading this book I felt like I was watching a movie while being in it! Loved this book so much! Great job
  • amazing

    By GG10717
    kept me on the edge of my seat. a must read if u like this type of book
  • Once Gone

    By Bomtddbhhv
    Intriguing; looking forward to the next book in the series
  • john95747

    By John95747
    You won’t want to put this book down until you finish it. And then you’re hooked. After that you will read every one of his books and get to know all of the characters and want to follow them and see how they are doing, almost as real people. Welcome to the family!
  • Good Read

    By Caligyrl96
    This was a very good book. It was a suspenseful book that was hard to put down. It keeps you on your toes. I’m ready for book #2.
  • Pedestrian

    By Discerning Reader
    As I said in my title this is a very pedestrian book, from the writing to the story line, really a waste of time.
  • Fair enough

    By KrispyDoodle
    The story was okay, but there were grammatical and continuation errors throughout. It was nice to read when I didn’t have anything else to do, but I’m personally not tempted to read any of the rest of the series.
  • Once gone

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

    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

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