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Publisher Description

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

ONCE FORSAKEN is book #7 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)! 

When Special Agent Riley Paige finally decides to take a well-needed rest from the FBI, a request for help comes from the most unlikely source: her own daughter. April’s best friend is devastated by the death of her sister, a freshman at Georgetown. Worse, she is convinced that the suicide was staged, and that her sister was murdered at the hands of a serial killer.

Riley reluctantly looks into the case, only to discover that two other freshman girls at Georgetown recently killed themselves in the same grotesque way—by hanging. As she realizes foul play may be afoot, she brings in the FBI. The case takes Riley deep into the privileged campus of one of the world’s most esteemed universities, into the unsettling world of the wealthy and driven families that pushed their children to succeed. In time she discovers that this case is far more twisted than it seems—and that she just may be up against the most psychotic killer of her career. 

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE FORSAKEN is book #7 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #8 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

Mysteries & Thrillers
March 13
Blake Pierce
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

Inuvik ,


Love the fine line of wrong and right. Seems that’s the way the real world is. Will she cross over to the dark side??? Hmmm I guess I’ll keep reading and wait to see! Loved it!

EbsInTheAir ,

A little predictable

Great story but the killer was kinda obvious right off the bat. Not the normal Blake Pierce I have come to expect. All in all, a very easy read and fun.

Scov2 ,

Once Forsaker

As with all the books in the Riley Paige series, this one is outstanding!! Looking forward to more Agent Paige thrillers.

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