“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 SHUNNED is book #15 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with the #1 bestseller ONCE GONE (Book #1)—a free download with over 1,000 five star reviews!
When a serial killer strikes across a series of towns and the only potential witness is unable to speak, it is up to FBI Special Agent Riley Paige to enter the mind of this complex man, and to learn what, if anything, he knows.
What do these victims have in common? What exactly did this man witness?
In this dark psychological suspense thriller, Riley Paige must battle her own demons as she is summoned to solve a crime that leaves all others stumped, one that will force her to enter, too deep, into the mind of a psychopath…..
An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE SHUNNED is book #15 in a riveting new series—with a beloved character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #16 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!
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Good story. Worst editing EVER! I cant believe I paid so much for this book. All the books had bad editing (to be fair, the couple before this one weren’t as bad). Such a shame with such good plots and characters, you can’t find a decent proofreader...
More of a good thing
The latest Riley installment is just as good as the others. I have so enjoyed following this FBI agent throughout her career, seeing her grow and mature, and becoming her own person. An interesting, enjoyable read!
Best Riley Paige to Date...
FBI Agent Riley Paige of the BAU is called to another unusual crime scene. Similar murders take place with no apparent link between victims. The only possible witness is unable to communicate. Agent Paige and her team must use all of their skills to find a killer among several unpredictable suspects.
I think that Riley continues to grow in this book. She encounters many changes in both her personal and professional lives. With age, she understands that her life has not turned out as she once expected. I also think she is more self aware (consciously choosing not to drink during stress because she remembers choices made after drinking too much alcohol) and able to express her feelings (being a true mentor to Jen - listening and waiting to speak).
There is a reference to a gyroscope which fits with Riley’s ever changing life. She states that she had one as a child and used it to find comfort during painful times. It also relates to her adult life as she is always moving like a “swimming shark,” as another character describes her, yet she remains grounded with her family.
I look forward to reading what lies ahead for Riley in “Once Missed,” #16 in the Riley Paige Mystery series.