The One I Left Behind
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 2nd 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 422
Edition language: English
I am not finished with this book yet, but I am giving it two stars anyway, because it wasn't horrible. But.Here is the plot: in 1985, Reggie's mom apparently became the 4th victim of a serial killer known as Neptune, who first cut off the victim's hand and left it at the police station, and then da...
I really loved McMahon's Don't Breath a Word, but this thriller just didn't hold up for me. There's a lot of time jumping in this book, both in chapters that alternate between the present (2010) and 25 years prior, further compounded by constant flashbacks within the POV character's thoughts. Whil...
I’m not a real great reviewer to begin with, but I feel I add some extra suckage to my reviews of thrillers. I’m always afraid if I say ANYTHING, it will end up being a clue that gives it all away.The One I Left Behind is the story of Reggie, whose mother was taken by a serial killer 25 years ago. ...
The writing was great, the characters were real, the story ended up being pretty good. Too much bad language and too slow of a start for me to be able to recommend it, however. Good, not great.
I am not a big fan of psychological thrillers, but I have to admit that I was a wee bit smitten with this one. Jennifer McMahon’s The One I Left Behind has so many twists and turns that it kept me motivated to read, read, read until, at last, I could exhale and close the cover.I would easily agree i...