Gone the Next by Ben Rehder

Gone the Next

By Ben Rehder

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 288 Ratings
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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."


  • Gone the next

    By Locke?
    This book didn’t really keep my interest.
  • Gone the Next

    By Eileepam
    You have to keep your wits about you when reading this book. The pace is so fast that you may be swept along with it, and then something will fall in to place and you will recognise that you missed the signposts along the way. No matter how you read it, though, you will find it exceptional. The first Ben Rehder novel I’ve read - but not the last.
  • Gone the Next

    By York Minister
    Written with my sense of humour, really enjoyed it. Geoff
  • Gone the next

    By Camellia 340
    Easy reading, but excellent plot the good writing, amusing style. Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. Congratulations to the author. Lynn
  • ********

    By Anits25681
    Fantastic book, brilliantly written with all the twists and turns an avid reader wants out of a novel! Thankyou!
  • A great read

    By 2/7£@04
    A super read, no padding chapters out with unnecessary detail, fast moving with some great witty remarks along the way.
  • Gone The Next

    By Magskins
    Loved this book. Loved the plot and the main character. His machoness and humour made for brilliant reading. Want more!!
  • Well worth a read

    By AKWilliams007
    Gripping with a satisfying ending.
  • Gone The Next

    By Forty 's man
    A very enjoyable read. I enjoyed the banter and one liners. A pleasant change from the high body count books we see so often.
  • Gone the next

    By Campaic
    Thoroughly enjoyed, loved the style in which the book was written, very different and refreshing. Really appealed to my sense of humour and love of suspense. Was blown away by the twist! Great read and would recommend.