TLC Blog Tour Review: The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon

by

William And Morrow

Release Date: January 2,2013

Purchase: Amazon Barnes And Noble

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.

My Thoughts:
So it took me forever to get this book. But, when I did, I devoured it. I had to turn each page and see what was happening next, how the story would end up, where it would take me. I must confess, I was slightly disappointed. Why, you ask? Because. I didn’t want it to end and it did. It’s a riveting suspense story filled with characters that steal you away into the center of the twists, turns, ins and outs of the past…..blending with the present day. Simply awesome.

Reggie’s character, both present day as a wonderful architect, and as an awkward teenager, is awesome. I loved following her as she dealt with tragedy, dealt with the horrific crime of the Neptune killer taking her mother. I loved seeing her reactions as she found out the truth behind the killings, and dealing with her mother back in her life.

Following Reggie was definitely a roller coaster ride. Ups, downs, twists, turns….all of it leaving my heart pounding and my body on the edge of my seat through out the book. This book hooked me so fast and so hard that I had it done in one sitting. The writing style of Ms. McMahon is stunning and the characters gripping. The plotline will not soon be forgotten and this is definitely a book that I will be turning back to again and again.

If you love suspense, riveting intensity, and amazingly written storylines, then this is a 5 star book you shouldn’t miss. Grab it up, sit back, and be thrown for a loop as you hunt for the Neptune Killer and follow Reggie’s life long journey of moving on. Well done, Ms. McMahon!
-Reviewed by Molly for TLC Book Tours

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3 Comments

  • Reply Maria D.

    Thanks for the review – this sounds pretty intense but good! Adding it to my list

    4 February, 2013 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Jen Forbus

    Oh, I just loved this one! It’s creepy wonderful. And you’ve written a wonderful review of it.

    9 February, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Heather J. @ TLC

    Glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being on the tour Molly.

    15 February, 2013 at 11:24 am
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