Gone the Next

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 diane the bookworm
    I LOVED this book! Well written, very humorous! I am crazy nuts for Mia and Roger. I had my theories all along and although there were several red herrings, I was a bit surprised in the final chapter. I definitely intend to read the sequels. I thoroughly enjoyed his banter even though some was trite I found myself laughing out loud! Very very funny!
  • A crime fighter with wit!

    5
    By NotBrightEnough
    Very well done. Plot held together. Dialogue was not contrived. The humor was not forced or labored. Good believable characters.
  • Will Keep your Interest

    5
    By Klrayner
    Reminiscent of the Spenser novels, adeptly kept my interest from the first few pages. Nice twist at the end.
  • Witty and thrilling

    5
    By Delfina1
    Good read, nothing complex, just overall entertaining. I enjoyed the characters wit and banter with his partner.
  • Gone The Next

    5
    By Playing no-win game?
    The first book I've read by Ben Rehder, but it won't be the last. Very witty repartee, and good character development.
  • Gone the Next

    5
    By GabB@S1
    Great read! Keeps you wanting to know more. I couldn't put it down!
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    5
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  • Excellent!

    5
    By Maamc
    Kept me wanting more as I turned each page. Insightful, serious yet funny throughout. I highly recommend this book.
  • Re:Gone the Next

    5
    By NEcarebear
    Wow! This book kept me on the edge of my seat! Enjoy action? Puzzles? Intrigue? Read this wonderful title. Can hardly wait to read the next one or another one. Vicki Richards Nebraska
  • Good book!

    4
    By Cbishop101
    It kept me interested and I enjoyed it. Since I live in Austin, it made it more interesting!

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