Gone the Next - Ben Rehder

Gone the Next

By Ben Rehder

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,418 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."


  • Entertaining!

    By Vickles22
    This is my first book by this author and I couldn’t put it down. It’s a serious subject matter but the author is very witty and I had more than a few LOL moments. I’m ready for the next book in the Roy Ballard series!
  • Gone The Next

    By Lisa993
    Kept me intrigued even though the lack of investigation by the law and more by a videographer seemed a bit unusual. Enjoyed the storyline and the characters.
  • Awesome!

    By BellaMac999
    Great story. Well written. Fast paced and very funny.
  • Not bad

    By IBRA44
    Not too bad, story is well written where it keeps you engaged throughout - lol actually finished this book in a day. Good characters and good twist on a easy plot.
  • Entertaining and nonstop thriller

    By Patchsara3170
    Can't put it down.
  • Amazing

    By Appgameronlypeople
    I don't ever and I mean ever write reviews but this book really is worth reading. So many unexpected twist and turns but also hilarious at times.
  • Gone the Next

    By Ppirt
    Excellent book! It's a great read!
  • Loved it!

    By Army06wife
    Great book. Keeps you on edge of your seat. Couldn't put it down.
  • Gone the next

    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!

    By NotBrightEnough
    Very well done. Plot held together. Dialogue was not contrived. The humor was not forced or labored. Good believable characters.