Jennifer McMahon is an American author who is best known as the author of The Winter People and The One I Left Behind.

McMahon graduated from Goddard College in 1991 with a BA and then later headed to the Writing Program at Vermont College where she studied poetry for a year in the MFA program. McMahon would end up back in Vermont where she held multiple jobs including pizza delivery person, homeless shelter staff member, and counselor for adults and kids with mental illness; before quitting in 2000 to work full time on writing.

Publication Order of Dark Corners Books

Hannah-Beast (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleep Tight Motel (By:Lisa Unger) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed (By:Edgar Cantero) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miao Dao (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tangled Woods (By:Emily Raboteau) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Remedy (By:Adam Haslett) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Oak Avenue (By:Brandi Reeds) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Promise Not to Tell (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Island of Lost Girls (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Tiki Girl (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dismantled (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Girl in the Woods (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Breathe a Word (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The One I Left Behind (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winter People (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Sister (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burntown (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invited (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drowning Kind (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Hex Life(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Jennifer McMahon Books, You’ll Love…

The One I Left Behind: A Novel is one of Jennifer McMahon’s most popular books. The book tells us of the summer of 1985, the summer that changed Reggie’s life. She was an awkard girl, aged thirteen, in that summer who is finding her place among the school’s outcasts. During the same summer, a serial killer is haunting the town and leaving severed hands behind as trophies. Reggie is going through a lot this summer, but her whole world is rocked when her mother’s hand is found. No body ever appeared and the serial killer called Neptune stopped appearing. Twenty-five years later, Reggie is an architect who gets a disturbing call: her mother is alive.

Another popular book by McMahon is The Winter People. The town of West Hall, Vermont is one of those twos filled with legends and strange disappearances throughout its history. One of the most mysterious is from 1908 when Sara Harrison Shea was found dead in the field behind her house after the death of her daughter. In the present day, Ruthie lives in that same house with her mother and sister. History repeats itself when Ruthie’s mother disappears one day. Ruthie discovers Sara Harrison Shea’s diary and finds that history is repeating itself, but only she can stop it.

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