Meet Roy Ballard, freelance videographer with a knack for catching insurance cheats. He's working a routine case, complete with hours of tedious surveillance, when he sees something that shakes him to the core. There, with the subject, is a little blond girl wearing a pink top and denim shorts—the same outfit worn by Tracy Turner, a six-year-old abducted the day before. When the police are skeptical of Ballard's report—and with his history, who can blame them?—it's the beginning of the most important case of his life.
Edgar and Shamus Award finalist Ben Rehder's novels have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream. Reviews for Ben Rehder's novels:
“Another of Rehder’s relentlessly twisted tales. Outrageous fun.”
—Dallas Morning News
“The odd cast of characters and bizarre plots and subplots make for a rollicking good read.”
“Rehder has made the leap from writing skillful comic pleasantries to pulverizing satire.”
— Austin American-Statesman
“Rehder writes with an assured hand and a knowing tip of the wide-brimmed cowboy hat to the ways and wiles of the characters that people his distinctly Texan landscape."
Intriguing, but left me wanting more. He kind of added a hook at the end and I really wanted to learn more about it. Great short read though!
Gone The Next
Hard to put down. Full of laughter even though serious events filled with surprises up to very end. Thank you.
Worth a read!
Ended abruptly but I loved it. Great story ❤️