In Joanna Schaffhausen’s thrilling mystery series, Ellery Hathaway is a police officer with a traumatic past—having survived the attentions of a serial killer. Patrolling the sleepy town of Woodbury, Massachusetts, she assists FBI profiler Reed Markham—who saved her from the psychopath years ago—in bringing murderers to justice.
“A gripping and powerful read. It is what we call an edge-of-your-seat, rollercoaster of a thriller. You will not be able to put it down before you finish it.”—The Washington Book Review (on The Vanishing Season)
Joanna Schaffhausen wields a mean scalpel, skills developed in her years studying neuroscience. She has a doctorate in psychology, which reflects her long-standing interest in the brain—how it develops and the many ways it can go wrong. Previously, she worked for ABC News, writing for programs such as World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and 20/20. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and daughter. The Vanishing Season is her first novel.