Publisher Description

“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists and the end brings a surprising revelation. I strongly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that enjoys a very well written thriller.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Almost Gone)

ALMOST GONE is book #1 in a new psychological thriller series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. 

When 23 year old Cassandra Vale accepts her first job as an au pair, she finds herself placed with a wealthy family in a rural estate outside of Paris, and all seems too good to be true. But she soon discovers that behind the gilded gates lies a dysfunctional family, a twisted marriage, troubled children, and secrets too dark to air. 

Cassandra is convinced she’s finally found a fresh start when she takes a job as an au pair in the idyllic French countryside. Just beyond the Paris city limits, the Dubois manor is a grand relic of the past, the family its picture-perfect occupants. It’s the escape Cassandra needs—until she uncovers dark secrets that prove things aren’t as glamorous as they seem.

Beneath the opulence lies a dark web of malice, one Cassandra finds all too familiar, triggering dreams from her own violent and tortured past, one from which she desperately runs. And when a grisly murder tears the house apart, it threatens to take down her own fragile psyche with it. 

A riveting mystery replete with complex characters, layers of secrets, dramatic twists and turns and heart-pounding suspense, ALMOST GONE is book #1 in a psychological suspense series that will have you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 and #3--ALMOST LOST and ALMOST DEAD—are also available!

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 3
Blake Pierce
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

Niko Marie ,

Would definitely read Book Two...

Suspenseful book that makes the reader consider boundaries and what one will do to survive. There is the moral dilemma of doing what is easy or doing what is right? Several of the characters feel as if they are unable to see any way out of hopeless situation. There are also hints to a darker side of the main character. The ending leaves you wondering if there was a witness and possible repercussions in a sequel.

jennhais ,

Almost Gone

This book is very similar to “The Turn of the Screw”

Dawnie25Kidz ,


Difficult to put down! Moved along quickly. I think the ex-boyfriend could have been left out although it did show Cassie’s growth as an adult.

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