AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: Once Pined (Riley Paige #6) by Blake Pierce

Release Date: March 23, 2017
Publisher: Blake Pierce
Format: Audio
Length: 7 hours 50 minutes
Narrator: Elaine Wise
Genre: Mystery/suspense FBI
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Men and women are turning up dead in the outskirts of Seattle, poisoned by a mysterious chemical. When a pattern is discovered and it becomes clear that a twisted serial killer is on the hunt, the FBI calls in their best asset: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is urged to return to the line of duty—but Riley, still reeling from the attacks on her family, is loath to return. Yet as bodies mount, and the murders become more inexplicable, Riley knows she has no choice.

The case takes Riley deep into the unsettling world of nursing homes, of hospitals, of drifting caretakers and psychotic patients. As Riley delves deeper into the mind of the murderer, she realizes she is hunting the most terrifying killer of all: one whose madness knows no depths—and yet who may just appear shockingly ordinary.


This book was creepy in that the killer was so ordinary.  This could have happened anywhere to anyone.  People die all the time but something seems off about the deaths that are starting to pile up in a small town.  A delayed type of poison complicates the timeline and the local FBI and police are at odds with her and each other.  They feel her presence isn't necessary but  Riley being Riley doesn't care as long as she can catch this killer.  Once again she finds herself in trouble and suspended but as usual she doesn't let that stop her. Riley is also dealing with issues on the home front as well with her daughter and ex-husband and the new addition of Jilly (Introduced in Once Lured, book #4) to her family, so life is never dull.

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