Gone the Next

Gone the Next Summary

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."

Book Reviews


Gone the next5 star

Great Invigorating55


Gone The Next5 star

Hard to put down. Full of laughter even though serious events filled with surprises up to very end. Thank you.55


Worth a read!5 star

Ended abruptly but I loved it. Great story ❤️55


Definitely a page turner!!Loved it!!5 star

Highly recommend!!55


Witty and Well Written!5 star

I enjoyed this mystery! Roy was very funny and had lots of sarcastic remarks throughout the book which I enjoyed. I read this quickly!55


This book has it all.5 star

This is the first book of Ben Rehder’s I have read, and it won’t be the last. This one has humor, a side story with a twist, and a kidnapping you hope will have a happy ending. I really enjoyed reading it.55


Page turner !!5 star

Could not stop reading this one.55

Techy Banker

Excellent mystery5 star

Twists & turns right to a end! Excellent read.55


Gone the Next5 star

I enjoyed this. It was an interesting story line with a few cute chuckles mixed in.55


Very intriguing!5 star

I couldn’t put the book down! There are 2 different stories going on in every other chapter, but it wasn’t confusing at all. I think it added so much to the story. Good mystery read.55

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