I first discovered the genius that is Jennifer McMahon back in 2009 when I was browsing my local bookstore for something to read on vacation. I came across a book called Island of the Lost Girls with a haunting picture of a little girl on the cover. So engrossed was I in this book that I literally did not want to go sightseeing with my husband JUST so I get continue to read the darn thing! Here's my review of that one: http://1776books.blogspot.com/2009/07/island-of-lost-girls-jennifer-mcmahon.html. Since then, I've been hooked, and you'll find reviews of other McMahon novels in this blog.
In her newest, The One I Left Behind, she shows why she is one of the most preeminent mystery writers of our day. What happens when someone you thought was long dead shows up very much alive? Reggie is a gifted architect who has tried to rebuild her life after her actress mother, Vera, was thought to be the last known victim of the serial killer Neptune. Vera's body was never found, but her hand was left on the steps of the police station. When Vera is found alive but disoriented years later, Reggie must come back to her childhood home to try to piece together what the police cannot.
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