Once Gone : Riley Paige

  • by Blake Pierce
  • Narrated by Elaine Wise
  • Series: Riley Paige
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Women are turning up dead on 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, 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 onboard, 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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story but...

I didn't like it being narrated by a British accent. The story is set in America. The characters are all American. It should have been narrated by an American. For the most part I could ignore it, but the different pronunciation of certain words broke the enchantment for me.

I also took issue with recklessness the protagonist went about doing her job. It didn't ring true for me, especially after her so recent "ordeal". One minute she's a bad ass, then she's breaking down. Her partner and boss letting her continue to work when she was so obviously out of control just didn't seem like the no nonsense FBI we all know and love.

This could have been really good, the main character just needs a little work to be believable. Will I read the next one? Probably, because I want to know about the pebbles, and I like the author's style of writing. The story moves really well, there's good suspense and motif is hidden until the very end.
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- Avid Listener and Reader

So So book

What would have made Once Gone better?

The story is happening in the state of Virginia but the reader has a thick English accent from England. The voice does not belong in a story that takes place in the United States, very disappointed in the audio. The story was on the boring side to drawn out.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- A Sallay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2016
  • Publisher: Blake Pierce