Gone the Next - Ben Rehder

Gone the Next

By Ben Rehder

  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,658 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 freeedm
    Super! Couldn’t put it down-ready to read more of his books!
  • Good read

    By C~Shel
    Details are added slowly. Characters sound realistic. Humorous main character and his sidekick.
  • Gone the next

    By naterfour
    Excellent novel ! Couldn’t put it down.....
  • A good one.

    By Mommalaughing
    This is a new author to me. I really enjoyed the book, and definitely plan to look for more by hm.
  • Gone The Next

    By Buford's Lulu
    A page turner. Kept my attention
  • Great story

    By tonasue
    The story moves right along and keeps your attention riveted. Everything was plausible and well done. Will really enjoy reading another by this author.
  • Need another one!

    By CtheWorldCyn
    Nice pace, great character explanations, plenty of clever humor. The plot flows well. Only problem is that now I’m hungry for another Ben Rehder book.!
  • Gone the next

    By bayou spoon
    Don’t we all wish we could write this well! Good luck, I hope you give Connelly a run for his money.
  • Gone the Next

    By word escape
    A wonderful story. A mystery written to heal injuries old and new. Well written. Suspenseful to the end.
  • Then She’s Gone

    By Marbilynch
    Great book. Loved main character. Well worth the time!