Once Gone

Once Gone

Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, 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 good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, 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. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself 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 and #3 in the Riley Paige series are also available.

Title:Once Gone
Edition Language:English
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    Once Gone Reviews

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I gave this book half a star but rounded it up to 1 star for Goodreads. Has been done better by others out there. Who knew a book about a serial killer and a former case involving ano...

  • Linda Strong

    FBI Agent Riley Paige is called to investigate a series of deaths. Bodies of women are turning up, each killed in monstrous ways. Riley is on paid leave ...having survived two attacks by serial killer...

  • Anuradha

    This one gets an extra star solely because the writer seems to like serial killers Criminal Minds as much as I do. Also Silence of the Lambs. Okay premise, pretty bad execution. For a clever woman, Ri...

  • Michael Slavin

    2,600 amazon reviews, average rating 4+.I did not like the cover; it did not grab my attention at all. But it came recommended on Book Blurb and was free.A female FBI field agent, who is great, is dam...

  • Una Tiers

    Despite a strong start, the main character is dumb and not likable. The repetitiousness of arrest, no wrong guy was tedious....

  • Melissa

    The basic premise was good but the main character was terrible. The more I thought about it, the angrier it made me. No one, FBI agent or not, would get away with acting like that. First, there is no ...

  • Mandy

    3.5/4 stars. Loved the cliffhanger ending... pretty good book. A couple mistakes here and there but pretty good. I like this author. His books grab me and make me want to read them....

  • Kylie H

    This is the first book I have read by this author and I will certainly be reading more!Riley Paige is an FBI agent dealing with PTSD having had a narrow escape from a sadistic killer. She is unable to...

  • Andrea

    Really enjoyed this read this book free on kindle,now waiting till book two and the rest of this series goes on offer on kindle as thought this book was a fantastic read.Riley paige was on a case and ...

  • Alaina

    Man.. murder mystery books make work a lot better.Once Gone is a murder mystery book that takes place in the state that I actually live in: good ole' Virginia. Mostly known as "Virginia is for lovers"...