Jennifer McMahon, author of The One I Left Behind, on tour January 2012

Posted By on December 17, 2012

About The One I Left Behind

• Paperback: 432 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (January 2, 2013)

The summer of 1985 changes Reggie’s life. An awkward thirteen-year-old, she finds herself mixed up with the school outcasts. That same summer, a serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women. He leaves their severed hands on the police department steps and, five days later, displays their bodies around town. Just when Reggie needs her mother, Vera, the most, Vera’s hand is found on the steps. But after five days, there’s no body and Neptune disappears.

Now, twenty-five years later, Reggie is a successful architect who has left her hometown and the horrific memories of that summer behind. But when she gets a call revealing that her mother has been found alive, Reggie must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.

About Jennifer McMahon

Jennifer McMahon is the author of Dismantled, the New York Times bestseller Island of Lost Girls, and the breakout debut novel Promise Not to Tell. She grew up in suburban Connecticut, and graduated from Goddard College. Over the years, she has been a house painter, farm worker, paste-up artist, pizza delivery person, homeless shelter staff member, and has worked with mentally ill adults and children in a few different capacities. Currently, she lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.

Find out more about Jennifer on her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Jennifer’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, January 2nd: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Thursday, January 3rd: Lit and Life

Friday, January 4th: A Reader of Fictions

Monday, January 7th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Wednesday, January 9th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Thursday, January 10th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, January 14th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile – author spotlight

Thursday, January 17th: EmSun

Tuesday, January 22nd: Booked on a Feeling

Wednesday, January 30th: Luxury Reading

Monday, February 4th: Book Reviews by Molly

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