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Once Taken (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 2) - Blake Pierce

Once Taken (a Riley Paige Mystery—Book 2)

Author Blake Pierce

  • Published: 2016-02-18
  • Category: Women Sleuths
4.5 Stars
From 95 Customers Review
Price: $4.99


“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)

Women are being murdered in upstate New York, their bodies found mysteriously hanging in chains. With the FBI called in, given the bizarre nature of the murders—and the lack of any clues—there is only one agent they can turn to: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley, reeling from her last case, is reluctant to take on a new one, since she is still convinced a former serial killer is out there, stalking her. She knows, though, that her ability to enter a serial killer’s mind and her obsessive nature is what will be needed to crack this case, and she just can’t refuse—even if it will push her over the edge.

Riley’s search takes her deep into a killer’s deluded mind as it leads her to orphanages, mental hospitals, prisons, all in an effort to understand the depth of his psychosis. Realizing she is up against a true psychopath, she knows time is short before he strikes again. But with her own job on the line and her own family a target, and with her fragile psyche collapsing, it may all be too much for her—and too late.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in a riveting new series—with a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #3 in the Riley Paige series is also now available!

Top Customer Reviews

  • ONce taken

    From maureenkevins
    The best story i have ever read to date no wasted info and descriptions of everything just plain good writing for a good story . I have never written a reviewbefore and am really pleased with this book it would have bothered my consience if i neglected to write thank you
  • Once Taken

    From Brenda8675309
    What a great read. Thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the pace of the story.
  • More proofreading needed

    From Sweeter69
    Several grammatical errors. If your story takes place in the real world and not a fantasy one, then your facts should also be real world. “April stood there, looking stunned at what she had done, and looking, in panic, at the shotgun on the riverbed. It must have slipped from her hands. And Riley watched in horror as the current caught it and it floated away.” FYI-shotguns don't float! Check the strength of current needed to move a shotgun off the bottom of a riverbed. For me, this type of error really takes something away from the story. I want to delete the book without even finishing it. If the details are unrealistic so is the story.
  • Once Taken

    From Webby deber
    Well worth the read
  • Once Taken - Incredible !

    From Brian Didsbury
    The Special Agent Riley Paige FBI series is fast paced, action packed and the characters seem so real, well rounded, and with dimension. 'Once Taken' is a book that you won't be able to put down. I enjoyed this book so much I read it a 2nd time and know there will be a 3rd reading. This author has great talent and skill !
  • Wow!!!

    From Sandy0175
    Just as good as the first book can't wait for the third and forth one, great job!!