Gone the Next by Ben Rehder

Gone the Next

By Ben Rehder

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
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Description

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:

“Murderously funny.” 
—Chicago Tribune

“Another of Rehder’s relentlessly twisted tales. Outrageous fun.” 
—Kirkus Reviews

“Wickedly funny.” 
—Dallas Morning News

“The odd cast of characters and bizarre plots and subplots make for a rollicking good read.” 
—Houston Chronicle

“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."

Reviews

  • Gone the Next

    5
    By Dr. Hand
    Mystery was exciting to read. Author Ben Rehder words reveal how twisted his story’s characters become. Yes, I will now read all of his published books.
  • Outstanding

    5
    By Seabeeclifton
    This was the quickest I have ever read a book. Mainly because I couldn’t put it down. I want to read more of this authors books. Great work!
  • Gone the next

    5
    By Dnrtat
    Surprised me.
  • Gone the Next

    5
    By Obwantomob
    Easy to read, great writing style.
  • What a great read!

    5
    By Rankdn
    I am convinced that Ben Rehder is my new favorite author. I enjoyed his quirky first stories (I.e. Buck Fever) but have a new appreciation for the way he has developed his skills in story telling. I will be reading all of the Roy Ballard series and look forward to his future writings.
  • Gone the Next

    5
    By @"'kin euvxrh
    Wonderful read. Funny and keeps your interest at all times. Great author.
  • Entertaining!

    5
    By Vickles22
    This is my first book by this author and I couldn’t put it down. It’s a serious subject matter but the author is very witty and I had more than a few LOL moments. I’m ready for the next book in the Roy Ballard series!
  • Gone The Next

    5
    By Lisa993
    Kept me intrigued even though the lack of investigation by the law and more by a videographer seemed a bit unusual. Enjoyed the storyline and the characters.
  • Awesome!

    5
    By BellaMac999
    Great story. Well written. Fast paced and very funny.
  • Not bad

    4
    By IBRA44
    Not too bad, story is well written where it keeps you engaged throughout - lol actually finished this book in a day. Good characters and good twist on a easy plot.

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