The Girl He Pined (A Paige King FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

The Girl He Pined (A Paige King FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2022-04-21
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
From 747 Ratings


Paige King, 25, in her Ph.D. residency at a psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, is summoned urgently by the FBI: her most notorious patient, a diabolical and elusive serial killer, has escaped. And they need her to help hunt him down.

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery.”
—Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone)

THE GIRL HE PINED is the debut novel in a new series by #1 bestselling and critically acclaimed mystery and suspense author Blake Pierce.

Paige, as brilliant as she is, knows she is up against a mastermind with no equal. This killer will stop at nothing to outwit them all, and going too deep into his mind may be just the thing that undoes them all.

Paige’s skills are put to the ultimate test in this harrowing cat-and-mouse thriller, as new bodies pile up, and as Paige realizes that she, herself, may just be the target.

A complex psychological crime thriller full of twists and turns and packed with heart-pounding suspense, the PAIGE KING mystery series will make you fall in love with a brilliant new female protagonist and keep you turning pages late into the night.

Books #2-#8 are also available!

“An edge of your seat thriller in a new series that keeps you turning pages! ...So many twists, turns and red herrings… I can't wait to see what happens next.”
—Reader review (Her Last Wish)

“A strong, complex story about two FBI agents trying to stop a serial killer. If you want an author to capture your attention and have you guessing, yet trying to put the pieces together, Pierce is your author!”
—Reader review (Her Last Wish)

“A typical Blake Pierce twisting, turning, roller coaster ride suspense thriller. Will have you turning the pages to the last sentence of the last chapter!!!”
—Reader review (City of Prey)

“Right from the start we have an unusual protagonist that I haven't seen done in this genre before. The action is nonstop… A very atmospheric novel that will keep you turning pages well into the wee hours.”
—Reader review (City of Prey)

“Everything that I look for in a book… a great plot, interesting characters, and grabs your interest right away. The book moves along at a breakneck pace and stays that way until the end. Now on go I to book two!”
—Reader review (Girl, Alone)

“Exciting, heart pounding, edge of your seat book… a must read for mystery and suspense readers!”
—Reader review (Girl, Alone)


  • M London

    By Silvyrwood
    Excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
  • The woman’s he chose part one

    By Coachkm
    Vanessa’s pov: Vanessa turned on the air conditioning. Her ex-husband- Clyde- was blowing up her phone. ‘Clyde. No. I have a boyfriend now and I don’t need you anymore. Now stop texting me.’ She angrily texted him back. A white chat bubble with the those three little bubbles appeared. A video appeared. She clicked on it. A video appeared of a spinning circle with black and white. Five minutes later… a call came in. “I’m coming to get you. So we can get back to together.” Clyde said from the pons. Vanessa nodded. “Okay. Can’t wait to see you baby…” -Kyle
  • Excellent

    By Singer59
    This book shows just how goid an author Blake Pierce is. Ths novel keeps you on the edge of your seat, when you think you’ve figured it out the twist that comes knocks you back. This is an excellent story . Kudos to you Mr. Pierce
  • Thrilling. Kept me reading all day.

    By SSpecky
    A good exciting read.
  • The Girl He Pined

    By Pins4
    Great read. Couldn’t put it down. Will read more of your books cause they’ve very interesting.
  • Ok writing, stupidity abundant

    By Saihli
    I have never seen FBI portrayed so incompetently. The serial killer escapes and NO one even mentioned his last victim… the reason he was caught …until he kills her? She is psychologically deep diving into a serial killer yet has no followup or convos with the cooperating uncle ? Apparently “unlimited resources “ of FBI are only these two idiots in whichever person She confidently yet erroneously decides is his next ONE victim! They never contemplate more than 1 possible victim. Most characters are handholding the lead and telling her she is doing a great job when she obviously ends up being wrong. Also wierd perspective change from characters to character throws off the reader.
  • great read!

    By Pandemonium Witch
    I read this book in less than 4 days and I can say for a fact that I was hooked on page 1. Pierce did an amazing job of trapping readers into the story and setting while going back and forth between the characters’ thoughts. Definitely a good read!
  • Easy Read

    By queen_evita
    Quick and interesting read that was easy to understand. Grammar and other writing errors were noticeable and distracting. Some sentences didn’t sound right or make sense so those parts took longer to comprehend. Plot had several twists and was easy to keep up with while staying interested. I liked the different point of views but the author chose to have Paige’s point of view for nearly the entire book while Chris’s point of view for 1 chapter. I’m looking forward to reading the next book but hopefully the editing is better
  • Excellent

    By Jobooks
    Different character and really not what I expected! This book is really good! But every book by Blake Pierce is excellent!
  • Loved it!!

    By leszmm01
    This is going to be an amazing series!! Like Kate Wise binge worthy good! I cannot get enough of this