Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1)

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1)

by Blake Pierce

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ISBN-13: 9781632917331
Publisher: Blake Pierce
Publication date: 07/07/2016
Series: Riley Paige Series , #1
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 101,334
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 267 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the books that are hard to put down. Read this in one sitting and instantly ordered every thing this author has written. Outstanding!!!!! Highly recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the plot and the interaction between all the characters. Excellent I would give it more than 5 stars if i could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent debut novel. I look forward to the future novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No flow. Unrealistic. Author needs to study police work, psychology, and story telling to keep writing. Author also needs remedial grammar lessons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. The character, Bill, was a bit too "dumb", but otherwise a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had the potential to be great but instead I felt the ending lacking. I really enjoyed the story but it felt after making my way towards the end the story ended pretty abruptly I felt that there could have been more detail to solving the mystery at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. From the first page to the last,it grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Great thriller,can't wait for next book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was unbelievable, in the worst way. Characters didn't have much depth or development. The female lead seemed to come to conclusions without any sort of reasoning behind them, as if she were psychic. She "gets into the criminals head" which seems more like a psychic vision since it's not based on any evidence or facts. For the most part of this book, she's clearly not fit for duty and her squad just lets her go off and work this case, without a psych evaluation? Being an "amazing" agent or not, no unit would let this happen. Bill is a puppy dog, only there to lead us back to the fact that he has a serious case of hero worship on the female lead and how wonderful she is. It lacked basic police work and understanding of the law and how the criminal justice system works. The relationship between her and the daughter was unnecessary and strained for the extra drama I suppose. No real descriptions of the people or the places unless it was a crime scene. I finished the book and didn't even know what color the heroine's hair was. I finished it, hoping there would be some redeeming quality but by the end, I was still just as puzzled as ever. Case solved by a disturbed, depressed, off her rocker agent and her magical deduction skills.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story. Characters. Plot. All good. Editing lacked. Page 50, main character referred to by wrong name, page 56 death locations confused, and the bloopers just continue on throughout this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is unoriginal. The writing is amateurish & full of cliches. It reads as if the author did no research into police procedure or any other material related to this genre. There are both minor and major gaps in logic. The worst, to me, occurs near the end of the book. Throughout the whole story, a major plot point involves Agent Riley recovering from the trauma of being temporarily captured by a serial killer, because a victim needed rescuing, & there was no time to wait for back up. Fair enough, I give the author that point. But, at the end of this book, Riley, again without back up, goes in after vicious serial killer. Only this time, there was no urgency! He didn't know she was outside his home. He was home alone with no victim, & her partner, Bill, was not too far away. Also, either agent could have called the local law to back her up in case anything went wrong before Bill arrived. Stupid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little dark
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riley is supposed to be this super-special talented FBI agent, but it's just not believable. She's all over the place. And if the reader can immediately recognize that the victims are meant to be dolls, how can the rest of the FBI not figure that out? Disappointing book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the different POVs and it wasn't horribly written. It felt a lot like a Criminal Minds episode so it wasn't too original for me. I also didn't really care for the main character. She went through a horrible experience being captured by a serial killer 6 months prior yet we don't learn enough about that part of her life. Then she goes and jumps into this case and continues to make ridiculous mistakes that a veteran agent shouldn't make again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads like a bad movie.
WestSideReader More than 1 year ago
Gripping and well written. Unusually good debut novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspense, excitement and characters that seem real. What more could you ask for? Enjoyed this book, can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good read, may not be realistic as far as true crime FBI goes but a good read
Anonymous 4 days ago
Blake Pierce is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors !!! I couldn’t put this book down ...... read it in 1 day.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Just finished and can’t wait to dive into the next one.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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Anonymous 5 months ago
I didn't want to stop reading! It kept my attention the whole book ?
Anonymous 5 months ago
Looking forward to reading more
booklover- 8 months ago
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 killers. The FBI isn't sure of her mental state, but she's the best they got. She's one of the few who seem to be able to get into the head of the killer. As her investigation progresses she realizes she's up against a killer more twisted than anyone could have imagined. This case will have her doubting her abilities, and her sanity. She may lose her job, her family, maybe even her life. After having read the prequel to this series, I couldn't wait to get started on the series. The characters are great. Riley is smart, ambitious, and can be stubborn when she knows she is right. Bob is the perfect partner ... he knows she is smarter than he, and has this amazing ability to read crime scenes. The story is well-written with some twists and turns and plenty of suspects. There is a small cliff-hanger, but the second book in this series , ONCE TAKEN, is already available ... no waiting to see what happens next. Many thanks to the author / Kobo Writing Life / Netgalley for the digital copy of ONCE GONE. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an awesome series. Plan to read more. Have already read several in this series. Keeps me wanting to read all night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago