Gone the Next - Ben Rehder

Gone the Next

By Ben Rehder

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,202 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 Just Jill's Jots
    Great mystery! The details were intricately woven into a tale that kept me guessing until the end.
  • Good read, moves well, likeable main character

    By Skyspy630
    Likeable character, humor that fits his personality, and a good technique for keeping the story moving. I enjoyed the hell out of this book and intend to read more of the author’s books.
  • Gone the Next

    By kjedm
    This was a very entertaining book. It had good characters, a good plot and surprises along the way. If there were more in the series, I’d read them next.

    By Osmalo
    One of the better books I have read lately. Kept my interest until the end.
  • Interesting perspective

    By Mjp1952
    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Mickey
  • Avid reader

    By Dougjeep
    Thoroughly enjoyed this story. I will be getting more by this author.
  • Next gone

    By better tan bean
    Fantastic, my first of his books , I have a new author now to read. I’m a fan a Dean Kuntz too. So I’ve got great taste!
  • Gone the Next

    By Clean romancer
    Good read. Blended two tales very nicely. Hard to put down.
  • Gone the next

    By Dave's hammock
    A very suspenseful and quick read, I like this author's style
  • Great Read

    By rlydell
    Really enjoyable and a quick read. A new, favorite author. He tol his story and didn’t repeat himself. Refreshing nowadays. Loved the humor. Didn’t overdo it.