Girl, Alone (An Ella Dark FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Girl, Alone (An Ella Dark FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2020-12-16
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 371 Ratings


FBI Agent Ella Dark has studied serial killers from the time she could read, devastated by the murder of her own sister. With her photographic memory, she has obtained an encyclopedic knowledge of every serial killer, every victim and every case. But when a serial killer strikes in the swamps of Louisiana, Ella soon comes to learn that the real thing is like nothing she ever expected.

“A MASTERPIECE OF THRILLER AND MYSTERY. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. 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)

GIRL, ALONE (An Ella Dark FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) is the debut novel in a long-anticipated new series by #1 bestseller and USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose bestseller Once Gone (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews.

FBI Agent Ella Dark, 29, is given her big chance to achieve her life’s dream: to join the Behavioral Crimes Unit. Ella’s hidden obsession of gaining an encyclopedic knowledge of serial killers has led to her being singled out for her brilliant mind, and invited to join the big leagues.

But face to face with a real murder, a real killer, and a real ticking clock, Ella realizes she can’t rely on her knowledge. She must learn to trust her instinct, and allow herself to enter the dark canals of a real killer’s mind.

If she gets it wrong, her career is at stake.

And so is the next victim’s life.

Will Ella’s talent be an asset?

Or the source of her downfall?

A page-turning and harrowing crime thriller featuring a brilliant and tortured FBI agent, the ELLA DARK series is a riveting mystery, packed with suspense, twists and turns, revelations, and driven by a breakneck pace that will keep you flipping pages late into the night.

Books #2 -#9 are also available!


  • Good read

    By Granny Loves to Read
    Edge of your seat reading. There are lots of twists and turns that keep guessing until the end. Suspense and intrigue abound in this story. Interesting and entertaining characters. Hard to put down. Good read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Loving this new series from Blake!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    Loving this new series from Blake! Ella has worked her way up through the ranks and has finally made it into the FBI. Although not where she wants to be within the organization, she bides her time and focuses on excelling at her job until that time comes. Finally, she is abruptly asked to take part in a new program where she can become a field agent and she takes her chance to be paired up with a seasoned agent and work through a case. With this being Ella’s first case, she has a lot to learn, but we see early on that she really is on the right track and has the right mindset. As she works through the case and murders continue to happen, she and her new partner work together to stop the killer as quickly as possible. This was a great first book in a series – it introduces us to not only Ella but also her partner and gives us small backstories on both of them to where we understand them but there is so much more involving them. Ella, for example, has nightmares reliving her father’s murder from when she was a child, and I can’t wait to see her expand on it and if one day she will finally investigate that (like another series and character from Blake)! Can’t wait for the next book! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • To stop a serial killer they need Ella's skill

    By labbydi
    ¡Another great addition to this series.. The mystery is well plotted. I was surprised at the amount of action but it was appropriate to the story. Ella has a desk at the FBI. She's asked to go out in the field to track a serial killer because of her ability to find patterns others miss. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Loved!

    By Coleyinsc
    Love this new series from Pierce! If this first book is any indication of the rest of the series, this will by far one of favorites. Great characters and twisted storyline made this quite a page-turner.