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Publisher Description

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 series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you listening late into the night.

Mysteries & Thrillers
Elaine Wise
hr min
June 8
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

ScottySuze ,


The story might have been ok but I just couldn’t get over the narrator. As a Brit living in Virginia, I was floored that the story was based in Virginia and read by an English woman. It was just wrong and that was all I could focus on. Many words were mispronounced eg. ‘Yosemite’ and ‘aluminum’. I wouldn’t bother with this book unless you want to try and spot the mistakes.

Bela's mom ,

Don’t Bother

Good premise, but poorly written and any FBI agent so out of control and insubordinate would have been fired by the 3rd chapter. Also, what’s with the daughter? She obviously doesn’t read newspapers or watch the news and is unfamiliar with the internet.

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