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 487 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?

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 13 books and counting.

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


  • Good story

    By senn3
    A bit predictable and there were a few typos (ex: being called Riley Paige on pg 715 when her last name was Sweeney) but other than that it was a fun book!
  • Excellent

    By slapstickgum
    An excellent read; couldn’t put it down, highly recommend.
  • Riley Paige series is a winner

    By Sammisue79
    So far, I really like Blake Pierce’s writing. I’m especially looking forward to finding out how Riley’s life and FBI career workout. I plan to check out all of his books.
  • Great book, but more than average amount of typos.

    By Jules_R2
    This was a really good book. I’m only giving it four stars because of all the typos. It usually doesn’t bother me, but there were so many that really changed the structure of the sentences. Other than that, well worth the read!
  • Watching

    By nickname5452316
    Very good, fast with great action
  • Watching

    By OscarTod3
    Very good. Could not put it down. Can't wait to start next one.
  • Love

    By Kinseylynn96
    I always love Riley Paige books. There were several really big editing issues in this book though. At one point Riley is called Riley Paige even though that’s not her name yet. A second victim is called by the first victim’s name. These need to be fixed
  • The making of Riley Paige

    By IPMPH
    A great mystery and an author I highly recommend. I can’t wait to read the next in the series
  • Watching - Book 1

    By catlvr49
    Super good. Only the best for Riley Paige.
  • Ok

    By ageargegtdtb