Once Gone by Blake Pierce

Blake Pierce keeps you at the edge of your seat, I love reading all the different mystery series by this man though to be honest I wonder how women can be targeted in so many different ways in one person’s mind without it bothering them a little bit.

Anyways, Once Gone follows Special Agent Riley Paige back from the dark depths of a previous case where she herself was held hostage. This book shows how strong of an agent a woman can be and how she can get in the mind of one sick SOB. When people try blocking her way she just mows them down and gets the job done but will it be at the expense of her daughter or at the expense of her own sanity? You’ll have to read to find out. My rating is 5/5 stars average rating seems to be 3.93

Here’s what Goodreads has to say about Once Gone (Riley Paige Mystery #1):

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.

I hope you all enjoy this review, I’m trying to gauge how often I should do them. Right now I’m playing catch up and reviewing as many books as possible on my Goodreads account so I’ll be sharing a few if I think they’re worth it.

What are you doing this weekend?

~Steph

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