Watching (The Making of Riley Paige—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Watching (The Making of Riley Paige—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 2,178 Ratings


“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

WATCHING (The Making of Riley Paige—Book One) is book #1 in a new psychological thriller series by #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose  free bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. 

22 year old psychology major—and aspiring FBI agent—Riley Paige finds herself in a battle for her life as her closest friends on campus are abducted and killed by a serial killer. She senses that she, too, is being targeted—and that if she is to survive, she must apply her brilliant mind to stop the killer herself.

When the FBI hits a dead end, they are impressed enough by Riley’s keen insight into the killer’s mind to allow her to help. Yet the killer’s mind is a dark, twisted place, one too diabolical to make sense of, and one that threatens to bring Riley’s fragile psyche crashing down. In this deadly game of cat and mouse, can Riley survive unscarred?

It is also a standalone series, and you do not need to have read the Riley Paige series to jump into this series--which starts at the beginning!

An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, WATCHING is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. It takes readers back 20 plus years—to how Riley’s career began—and is the perfect complement to the ONCE GONE series (A Riley Paige Mystery), which includes 16 books and counting. .

WAITING (The Making of Riley Paige—Book 2) is also now available!


  • Great plot

    By Chelleladnier
    However, there were many times the wrong name or pronoun for characters were used.
  • Good

    By Swan rock
    Great story a few errors. Can teach students in College to be careful.
  • 👍👍

    By iron pounder
    Great read. Easy to read, and always kept me turning the pages, setting on the edge of my seat.
  • The beginning

    By Taylonr15
    It’s a great prequel to the Riley Paige series. The story has been alluded to in the series so it was great to read the full story.
  • Could use some editing

    By Bronzillla
    This book has potential but really needs an editor. There are parts that are jumbled and don’t make sense because people are referred to as “he” and “she” to talk about one single person. Some parts are too unrealistic and blatant. You can also only use “shocked” and “shuddered” so many times in a chapter before you really need to choose some other descriptive terms. The ending felt so rushed out of nowhere. At one point the main character sees and talks to her professor in the library and presumably less than an hour later calls his office and it’s written like they’ve not seen each other all day. The main characters name also gets a different last name of another character towards the end. All in all not a bad book, but could have been so much better
  • Watching

    By hbjvgu
    Just an ok book.
  • Riveting…suspenseful…perfectly paced

    By KwarriorK
    I happened upon this book at random and decided to give it a shot and I was instantly hooked. The author did a beautiful job at pacing plot, conflict, and creating strong character development. Hands down, one of the best thriller books I’ve ever read.
  • perfect ending!

    By marlieraeb
    This book really kept me on the edge of my seat really wondering who the killer was. I didn’t see the end coming and i love that most about this book! I can’t wait to read the next one!

    By very dumb person
    If you like mystery,this is a book for you, you will never guess who did it!!!! I didn’t till near the end!
  • Watching

    Oooooh noooo!!! How did I guess the killer waaaay too early in this book? Then I was off and on with him. At the ending events, I was right on. He was just too dang nice I guess. Glad Riley was saved by FBI Agent. We need more of her, and thankfully we are getting it. Great suspense.