I like suspenseful stories and this one was definitely that. Definitely a good book.
Edgar Award finalist Ben Rehder's novels have made best-of-the-year lists in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Field & Stream.
GONE THE NEXT is the first novel in the Roy Ballard mystery series.
About GONE THE NEXT:
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.
This is my first novel by this author. I really enjoyed it. The main character, Roy, is refreshingly funny without being crass. He is both smart and witty. His sidekick Mia is also well developed and interesting. I enjoyed this clean, but not sanitized, novel very much. I look forward to reading more about this duo.