Gone the Next By Ben Rehder

Gone the Next

By Ben Rehder

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,671 Ratings


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 jag8642
  • Gone

    By BillieBobbJonnes
    Spellbinding page turner!
  • Roy... what a character!!

    By Dingaling365
    I had a silly grin on my face while reading this book. The story line was intriguing but the dialogue was so charming and funny. I wouldn’t pass up a chance to date someone like him. Nice job Ben.
  • Bringing it home!

    By gone the next
    Thoroughly enjoyed the main character’s lively banter through the story and his relationships with other characters!
  • Good

    By Lina176
    Good quick read.
  • Gone the next

    By Ralphnun1
    Great mystery and I really enjoyed it.
  • Highly recommend

    By Vksintx
    Really good book. Witty and engaging main character, well developed story and keeps one’s interest. Funny, but also has plenty of deeper emotions. I would definitely read more from this writer.
  • Great read

    By tnmca126
    Intriguing, but left me wanting more. He kind of added a hook at the end and I really wanted to learn more about it. Great short read though!
  • Gone The Next

    By kerry&$241
    Great read !
  • Gone the Next

    By Just Jill's Jots
    Great mystery! The details were intricately woven into a tale that kept me guessing until the end.