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The fourth book in Joanna Schaffhausen's heartpounding Ellery Hathaway mystery series. After surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway is finally attempting a normal life. She has a new job as a rookie Boston detective and a fledgling relationship with Reed Markham, the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. But when a twelve-year-old girl dis The fourth book in Joanna Schaffhausen's heartpounding Ellery Hathaway mystery series. After surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway is finally attempting a normal life. She has a new job as a rookie Boston detective and a fledgling relationship with Reed Markham, the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. But when a twelve-year-old girl disappears on Ellery’s watch, the troubling case opens deep wounds that never fully healed. Chloe Lockhart walked away from a busy street fair and vanished into the crowd. Maybe she was fleeing the suffocating surveillance her parents put on her from the time she was born, or maybe the evil from her parents’ past finally caught up to her. For Chloe, as Ellery learns, is not the first child Teresa Lockhart has lost. Ellery knows what it’s like to have the past stalk you, to hold your breath around every corner. Sending one kidnapped girl to find another could be Chloe’s only hope or an unmitigated disaster that dooms them both. Ellery must untangle the labyrinth of secrets inside the Lockhart household—secrets that have already murdered one child. Each second that ticks by reminds her of her own lost hours, how close she came to death, and how near it still remains.


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The fourth book in Joanna Schaffhausen's heartpounding Ellery Hathaway mystery series. After surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway is finally attempting a normal life. She has a new job as a rookie Boston detective and a fledgling relationship with Reed Markham, the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. But when a twelve-year-old girl dis The fourth book in Joanna Schaffhausen's heartpounding Ellery Hathaway mystery series. After surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway is finally attempting a normal life. She has a new job as a rookie Boston detective and a fledgling relationship with Reed Markham, the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. But when a twelve-year-old girl disappears on Ellery’s watch, the troubling case opens deep wounds that never fully healed. Chloe Lockhart walked away from a busy street fair and vanished into the crowd. Maybe she was fleeing the suffocating surveillance her parents put on her from the time she was born, or maybe the evil from her parents’ past finally caught up to her. For Chloe, as Ellery learns, is not the first child Teresa Lockhart has lost. Ellery knows what it’s like to have the past stalk you, to hold your breath around every corner. Sending one kidnapped girl to find another could be Chloe’s only hope or an unmitigated disaster that dooms them both. Ellery must untangle the labyrinth of secrets inside the Lockhart household—secrets that have already murdered one child. Each second that ticks by reminds her of her own lost hours, how close she came to death, and how near it still remains.

30 review for Every Waking Hour

  1. 5 out of 5

    MarilynW

    Every Waking Hour (Ellery Hathaway #4) by Joanna Schaffhausen In Every Waking Hour, the fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway/Reed Markham series, Ellery and Reed, the FBI agent who saved her from a serial killer years ago, have moved forward in their quiet relationship. Ellery will never be "okay" after her kidnap, rape, and torture, all those years ago, but she's now a detective in Boston and Reed and his seven year old daughter, Tula, are visiting her.  And then there is the ever present Speed B Every Waking Hour (Ellery Hathaway #4) by Joanna Schaffhausen In Every Waking Hour, the fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway/Reed Markham series, Ellery and Reed, the FBI agent who saved her from a serial killer years ago, have moved forward in their quiet relationship. Ellery will never be "okay" after her kidnap, rape, and torture, all those years ago, but she's now a detective in Boston and Reed and his seven year old daughter, Tula, are visiting her.  And then there is the ever present Speed Bump, Ellery's cute, lumbering Basset Hound.  The story begins with a missing twelve year old who seems to just walk away from her nanny, under her own free will. But soon after, there is a note from someone saying that they have her and this is all happening due to transgressions on the part of Chloe's mom. Reed, as an FBI profiler and Ellery, as an expert in child abductions, set to work trying to understand just what has happened to Chloe and who might have her.  While being wrapped up in this quick moving case, which involves at least three families with shady characters in each of them, Reed and Ellery are also dealing with Reed's ex wife and the threat of her allowing Tula to have less time in his life. Sarit, Reed's ex, doesn't like Ellery, doesn't want Tula around her, and is deeply bitter about Reed's commitment to his job and Ellery. Having been with these characters for four books now, it's easy to move right into the story and their heads, feeling the tension, doubts, and fears of the characters. The story ends with signs of a fifth offering on the horizon and I cannot wait to be with Ellery and Reed again.  Publication date: January 26, 2021 Thank you to St. Martin's Press/Minotaur Books and NetGalley for this ARC.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kaceey

    4.5* Book four of the Ellery Hathaway series. And all I can say is fabulous! Yet another superb read. This series just keeps getting better. Ellery is spending some much needed downtime from her job as a rookie police detective, together with her love, Reed Markham. Who remarkably happens to be the FBI agent that helped rescue Ellery years ago. She had been abducted and was being held captive by a madman when she was just a teen. Not surprisingly, they have formed a special bond and now exploring 4.5* Book four of the Ellery Hathaway series. And all I can say is fabulous! Yet another superb read. This series just keeps getting better. Ellery is spending some much needed downtime from her job as a rookie police detective, together with her love, Reed Markham. Who remarkably happens to be the FBI agent that helped rescue Ellery years ago. She had been abducted and was being held captive by a madman when she was just a teen. Not surprisingly, they have formed a special bond and now exploring how far to take their relationship. But can either of them truly be off the clock from their jobs? Not in this particular line of work. After a young teen vanishes from the local fair they’re visiting, they automatically take the lead in the investigation to find her before time runs out. Once again, Joanna Schaffhausen has written a brilliant addition to this series that will have you super-glued to the pages. An equal mix of police procedural and romance. I loved watching Ellery and Reed navigate the case along with their budding relationship. I highly recommend this complete series, and though this book can easily stand on its own, starting with book one The Vanishing Season will give you the best reading experience. A buddy read with Susanne that we both enjoyed immensely. Thank you to Minotaur Books via Netgalley for an ARC to read and review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    This review was first posted on Mystery and Suspense. Check it out for features, interviews, and reviews. https://www.mysteryandsuspense.com/re... 3.5 stars In this 4th book in the 'Ellery Hathaway' series, the police detective searches for a missing girl. The book works fine as a standalone. ***** As a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway was abducted by a sadistic serial killer who raped her, carved her up with a knife, and shut her up in a dank, putrid closet. Ellery was on the point of death when she This review was first posted on Mystery and Suspense. Check it out for features, interviews, and reviews. https://www.mysteryandsuspense.com/re... 3.5 stars In this 4th book in the 'Ellery Hathaway' series, the police detective searches for a missing girl. The book works fine as a standalone. ***** As a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway was abducted by a sadistic serial killer who raped her, carved her up with a knife, and shut her up in a dank, putrid closet. Ellery was on the point of death when she was rescued by FBI Agent Reed Markham. Hathaway and Markham's names have been linked ever since in articles, books, and movies about the perpetrator, Francis Michael Coben, who murdered at least 17 girls. The publicity adds to Ellery's distress, because people are constantly approaching her to ask questions and stare at her scars. Nevertheless, Ellery goes on to become a Boston police detective..... .....and sometimes works on cases with her rescuer, Virginia-based Agent Reed Markham. After Reed's wife divorces him for being a workaholic, Reed and Ellery become a romantic couple, and Reed may be the one person who understands Ellery's PTSD, anxiety, and difficulty with physical and emotional closeness. As the story opens Reed and his 7-year-old daughter Tula are on vacation in Massachusetts, and Reed, Tula, Ellery, and Ellery's basset hound Speed Bump (aka Bump) are visiting a lively street fair on the Boston Common. Tula and Bump are having an especially good time..... .....and Bump even snatches an ice cream cone when a horde of children crowd around to play with him. Reed, Tula, and Ellery are settling down to eat tacos Reed purchased when a woman starts screeching, "Help! She's gone! Someone, please help me!" The woman, a nanny called Margery Brimwood, can't find her charge, 12-year-old Chloe Lockhart. Margery explains that Chloe went to buy a snack from a food truck an hour ago, and never returned - and she's not answering her phone. Ellery and Reed immediately start to search for the girl. They learn that Chloe's parents, Teresa and Martin Lockhart, instructed nanny Margery to keep a close eye on Chloe at ALL times. The reason for this is a tragedy in Teresa's past. When Teresa was married to her first husband Ethan Stone, their 12-year-old son Trevor was murdered in their home, as was the housekeeper. The killer has never been caught, and Teresa lives in constant fear that something will happen to Chloe. Chloe's close supervision leads to suspicions that she sneaked off on purpose, to get a taste of independence. Still, with Ellery's abduction constantly in the backs of their minds, Ellery and Reed take Chloe's disappearance very seriously. They get CCTV footage from the area around the fair; question nanny Margery Brimwood; interview Chloe's parents; visit Teresa's ex-husband Ethan Stone; speak to Chloe's school friends; publicize Chloe's photo; ask the public for assistance; and so on. Because of the hubbub of the investigation, Reed and Tula move from their hotel room to Ellery's apartment, so the detectives can work together and discuss the case. Tula is thrilled with this, since she gets to play with Bump, but Reed's ex-wife Sarit STRONGLY disapproves, because she thinks Ellery is troubled and unstable. The search for Chloe gets off to a slow start, but soon picks up. Ellery and Reed uncover many secrets and scandals as they desperately look for the missing girl, who they hope to bring back alive. The hunt is especially distressing for Ellery, who gets flashbacks to her own abduction. In the midst of the case, Ellery's teenage half-sister Ashley hops a bus from Michigan, for a surprise visit with her sibling. Ellery's houseguests now include Reed, Tula, and Ashley, which is hard on Ellery, who views her small apartment - with its triple-locked door - as her personal sanctuary. Still, Ellery deals pretty well, with Tula on the sofa, Ashley on an air mattress, and food from take-out and delivery shops. By the end of the book Ellery has made important discoveries about the case and herself, and the reader gets a hint of what to expect in the next addition to the series. This is an engaging police procedural that takes the reader on a wild ride through Boston and its environs. Thank you to Netgalley, the author (Joanna Schaffhausen), and the publisher (Minotaur Books) for a copy of the book. You can follow my reviews at https://reviewsbybarbsaffer.blogspot....

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Carden

    Newly minted probationary Boston PD detective Ellery Hathaway must face old and new fears in Every Waking Hour. Her least/most fearful experience is when Reed Markham fetches lunch for her and Tula, Reed daughter, leaving Ellery in charge of a small child and her pink glitter purse. Leash not included. While enjoying the beautiful day on the Boston Common, a panicked nanny crosses Ellery and Reed’s path. Her charge, twelve year old Chloe Lockhart went to a food truck and has disappeared. Both El Newly minted probationary Boston PD detective Ellery Hathaway must face old and new fears in Every Waking Hour. Her least/most fearful experience is when Reed Markham fetches lunch for her and Tula, Reed daughter, leaving Ellery in charge of a small child and her pink glitter purse. Leash not included. While enjoying the beautiful day on the Boston Common, a panicked nanny crosses Ellery and Reed’s path. Her charge, twelve year old Chloe Lockhart went to a food truck and has disappeared. Both Ellery and Reed know not to take this disappearance lightly. As a fourteen year old, Ellery was kidnapped by a serial killer, tortured and kept in a small fetid closet until FBI Special Agent Reed Markham followed a hunch and rescued her. Years later Ellery and Reed are in a developing relationship. Not so easy for a woman who needs her physical and psychological space more than anything. Chloe hails from a wealthy family well versed in tragedy. This has so warped her parents' outlook that Chloe sees herself as a prisoner of her parent’s fears. Runaway, or kidnapped, those are the two main reasons a young woman can disappear. Chicago PD and the FBI considered Ellery a runaway, wasting a full day before realizing she was most likely victim 17 of the serial killer they were hunting. Ellery is determined not to let this happen to Chloe. Luckily, Ellery is a like a missile, she locks on target and doesn’t allow chaff to get in her way. Reed offers his expertise as an FBI profiler to the Boston PD. Tula is all in on this vacation change. Ellery hears the clock ticking for herself and Chloe. In the meantime, Ellery is both distracted and helped when her small loft apartment is turned into the clown car of apartments. A woman who could barely let Reed through the door is suddenly invaded by unexpected guests, including one angry ex-wife. Sarit, Reed’s ex-wife is a piece of work. She gained a husband, baby, and shared a million dollars from the book they wrote together on the back of Ellery’s unimaginable ordeal and rescue. Yet Sarit judges and blocks Ellery at almost every turn. My new “love to hate” Ellery Hathaway is a strong character, not always easy to like. Ellery is a survivor who has barely recovered, yet is fighting so hard to make a true life for herself; little girl’s pink glitter purses and plastic ponies included. Ever since Reed rescued her, Ellery has fought to reclaim herself and be the woman she was meant to be. This is a police procedural, but it is also a study in survival; and the book excels on both levels. Reed is not the typical hero, he saved Ellery once, but Reed is starting to realize opening the nailed closet door where Ellery lay very close to death is as far as he can take her. Reed also realizes he needs to a take a good look at his own life. Ahh I just realized I inadvertently included a prime example of Schaffhausen genius with words. I just mentioned a nailed closet. Other readers I mention this series to, from husband, to friends to fellow reviewers, always, always mention the nailed closet. Powerful unforgettable imagery. The story is tight, a necessity because the first rule of investigations: everyone has secrets and everyone lies. Ellery and Reed have to wade through them as the hours pass. Every Waking Hour may be tight, but it is also beautifully written with rare insight into not just evil, but the human heart. This limited series is about Ellery and Reed’s investigations. Each book is very different from the previous. They are not the same old same old; Schaffhausen manages to keep all of the stories fresh and worthy of your reading time, but with enough back story to catch you up. As for Every Waking Hour ending in a cliff hangar, not really. Since the fifth book is likely the end of the series, any reader knows there is one last reckoning." Thank you to NetGalley for sending me an ARC. The opinions are all my own. Today, Jan 26, 2021 is publication day! Congratulations!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Susanne Strong

    Sometimes being in the right place at the right time makes all the difference! Ellery Hathaway and Reed Markham’s relationship has finally progressed to the next level and it’s about time. If only they could sit back and enjoy it! Unfortunately for Ellery, while out and about in Boston with Reed and his daughter Tula, both Reed and Ellery are on the scene when twelve year old Chloe Lockhart goes missing. It’s an eerily familiar moment for Ellery as she was kidnapped at the age of fourteen and yet Sometimes being in the right place at the right time makes all the difference! Ellery Hathaway and Reed Markham’s relationship has finally progressed to the next level and it’s about time. If only they could sit back and enjoy it! Unfortunately for Ellery, while out and about in Boston with Reed and his daughter Tula, both Reed and Ellery are on the scene when twelve year old Chloe Lockhart goes missing. It’s an eerily familiar moment for Ellery as she was kidnapped at the age of fourteen and yet, all she can focus on right now is finding Chloe Lockhart. As an FBI Profiler, Reed Markham consults with the Boston PD, which is extremely helpful when the team finds out that the Lockhart family has had more than one family tragedy. Noone is safe and tensions are high. It’s therefore only a matter of time before something goes awry. A crazy, enthralling mystery suspense that engaged all of my senses from the get go, “Every Waking Hour” delivers! As for the ending, thanks for that epic cliffhanger, Joanna Schaffhausen! I cannot wait for the next book in this fantastic series! A fabulous buddy read with Kaceey! Thank you to Minotaur Books, NetGalley and Joanna Schaffhausen for the arc. Published on NetGalley and Goodreads on 11.29.20.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lori Lamothe

    4.5 stars. Ellery Hathaway has a problem. The Boston PD detective may have survived an abduction by a serial killer and she has solved a few pretty important crimes since she became a cop. She's even trying to learn how to use the word “boyfriend” without freaking out. What she can't handle is hanging out with a little girl who carries around a purse full of colored plastic ponies. She isn't the only one with doubts either. “Mama said I shouldn't be alone with Ellery on account that she's got em 4.5 stars. Ellery Hathaway has a problem. The Boston PD detective may have survived an abduction by a serial killer and she has solved a few pretty important crimes since she became a cop. She's even trying to learn how to use the word “boyfriend” without freaking out. What she can't handle is hanging out with a little girl who carries around a purse full of colored plastic ponies. She isn't the only one with doubts either. “Mama said I shouldn't be alone with Ellery on account that she's got emotional problems,” Tula sweetly informs her father. But FBI profiler Reed Markham has more faith in Ellery than his ex-wife does—and he definitely has more faith in Ellery than she has in herself. After all, he was the guy who found her locked in a serial killer's closet when she was just 14 years old. He knows she's not the type to give up, even if she would rather chase a murderer than bond with a kid. As it turns out, it's another girl who needs their help. Wealthy, sheltered Chloe Lockhart gives her nanny the slip, ditches her cell phone and disappears without a trace. Has her prison-like existence driven her to run away? Or has she been kidnapped? Reed and Ellery rush to find answers, even as their own lives become more and more complicated. Ellery can't help remembering her own abduction but there is an even more compelling reason for her obsession with the case. Teresa Lockhart's first child was murdered years earlier. What mother should have to endure the death of not one but two children? Every Waking Hour is the fourth installment in Joanna Schaffhausen's Ellery Hathaway series. Like the first three novels, this one has plenty of unexpected turns that kept me guessing until the end. When I began the series, it was the characters who kept me reading. I relate—probably a little too much--to Ellery's attempts to live a normal life despite her past. Reed is her perfect counterpart, but their relationship is miles away from the typical romance. The secondary characters—Ellery's new partner, her half-sister and even Reed's ex-wife--also held my attention. It's great fun to watch as Ellery's efforts to push people away backfire. As is true of the first three books, the characters are still my favorite part of Every Waking Hour. Even so, Schaffhausen's ability to craft suspenseful, convincing fast-paced action is something I've come to rely on. I've always thought of myself first as a fan of psychological suspense novels a la Ruth Ware, Paul Hawkins and Gillian Flynn. And I am. God, am I. But I'm beginning to realize how much I love police procedurals. There isn't always that one HUGE twist, but they offer steady suspense that builds and doesn't usually cause me to wonder, Could that really happen? If you're a fan of this series, keep reading. If you've never read any of the books, I do recommend starting at the beginning. But if you are short on time, Every Waking Hour also works as a standalone. Much thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. When FBI profiler Reed Markham and his daughter, Tula visit his girlfriend, Boston police detective, Ellery Hathaway, the two find their visit consumed with locating a missing teenage girl. When it is discovered that the girl's mother lost a child many years before and is now receiving menacing texts, Ellery and Reed will have to use all their resources before it is too late. Although this book could b Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an egalley in exchange for an honest review. When FBI profiler Reed Markham and his daughter, Tula visit his girlfriend, Boston police detective, Ellery Hathaway, the two find their visit consumed with locating a missing teenage girl. When it is discovered that the girl's mother lost a child many years before and is now receiving menacing texts, Ellery and Reed will have to use all their resources before it is too late. Although this book could be read as a standalone, I would strongly encourage every reader to enjoy every minute of the Ellery and Reed relationship. So much history between the two and certain things that happen in this installment makes my heart really ache. The case is exceedingly interesting and as the story progressed, I kept changing my mind as to who just might be the guilty person. Goodreads review published 12/02/21 Publication Date 26/02/21

  8. 5 out of 5

    Fiona

    4.5 stars! I really, really like the way Joanna Schaffhausen balances series continuity with keeping each book readable as a standalone - the reader is given enough information to catch up, without losing the option to go back and read other books, and without heading into infodump territory. The characters are allowed to grow and develop, but in a realistic way rather than one that's plot-serving. And speaking of characters, that's another really strong point of this series. There are some famili 4.5 stars! I really, really like the way Joanna Schaffhausen balances series continuity with keeping each book readable as a standalone - the reader is given enough information to catch up, without losing the option to go back and read other books, and without heading into infodump territory. The characters are allowed to grow and develop, but in a realistic way rather than one that's plot-serving. And speaking of characters, that's another really strong point of this series. There are some familiar paths walked - protagonists working together who develop feelings, a detective with a previous marriage that fell apart because he's just too dedicated to the job. The way they're executed, though, elevates them past the tired trope, and manages to say something new - and believe me, I've come across just those two so many times, that I really should know. This has become one of the series I'll read on the day it's released, and it just keeps getting stronger. Joanna Schaffhausen has said a lot that's really resonated - I'll be here for whatever she wants to tell us next.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chloe

    Rookie Boston detective Ellery Hathaway was saved from a serial killer by FBI agent Reed Markham when she was a teenager. 16 years later they are both working together on a missing girl case Chloe who disappears from a street fair in Boston. With time running out for Chloe will Ellery’s past get in the way of her solving the crime Every Waking Hour is the 4th book in the Ellery Hathaway and Reed Markham series by Joanna Schaffhausen . Another fantastic installment in the series ,this one continu Rookie Boston detective Ellery Hathaway was saved from a serial killer by FBI agent Reed Markham when she was a teenager. 16 years later they are both working together on a missing girl case Chloe who disappears from a street fair in Boston. With time running out for Chloe will Ellery’s past get in the way of her solving the crime Every Waking Hour is the 4th book in the Ellery Hathaway and Reed Markham series by Joanna Schaffhausen . Another fantastic installment in the series ,this one continues along the same lines, an exciting tight, well-plotted story with well developed characters that kept me hooked to the end. Cannot wait to read the next one ! I would like to thank St. Martin’s Press & NetGalley for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and fair review. This and more reviews at https://chloesbooksblog.wordpress.com/

  10. 4 out of 5

    Joanna Schaffhausen

    Yay, it's Reed and Ellery #4! After surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway is finally attempting a normal life. She has a new job as a rookie Boston detective and a fledgling relationship with Reed Markham, the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. But when a twelve-year-old girl disappears on Ellery’s watch, the troubling case opens deep wounds that never fully healed. Chloe Lockhart walked away from a busy street fair and vanished into the crowd. Maybe she was Yay, it's Reed and Ellery #4! After surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teenager, Ellery Hathaway is finally attempting a normal life. She has a new job as a rookie Boston detective and a fledgling relationship with Reed Markham, the FBI agent who rescued her years ago. But when a twelve-year-old girl disappears on Ellery’s watch, the troubling case opens deep wounds that never fully healed. Chloe Lockhart walked away from a busy street fair and vanished into the crowd. Maybe she was fleeing the suffocating surveillance her parents put on her from the time she was born, or maybe the evil from her parents’ past finally caught up to her. For Chloe, as Ellery learns, is not the first child Teresa Lockhart has lost. Ellery knows what it’s like to have the past stalk you, to hold your breath around every corner. Sending one kidnapped girl to find another could be Chloe’s only hope or an unmitigated disaster that dooms them both. Ellery must untangle the labyrinth of secrets inside the Lockhart household—secrets that have already murdered one child. Each second that ticks by reminds of her own lost hours, how close she came to death, and how near it still remains.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Feinen

    I have a book hangover. Wow. I haven't read the previous books on this series- the author did a great job giving backstory without slowing the book. Chloe is at a Boston festival with her nannie, Mimi. She goes to get an ice cream - and is gone. FBI agent Reed and BCP Detective Ellery happen to be at the same festival- Ellery quickly gets BCP on it with a description. Then she finds Chloe's abandoned cell phone. The parents do all they can to help- but with their busy professions, Mimi is the ma I have a book hangover. Wow. I haven't read the previous books on this series- the author did a great job giving backstory without slowing the book. Chloe is at a Boston festival with her nannie, Mimi. She goes to get an ice cream - and is gone. FBI agent Reed and BCP Detective Ellery happen to be at the same festival- Ellery quickly gets BCP on it with a description. Then she finds Chloe's abandoned cell phone. The parents do all they can to help- but with their busy professions, Mimi is the main caregiver. Martin may be having an affair. Teresa's first child, Trevor, had been murdered - still unsolved. Ellery and Reed struggle with their own relationship as Ellery and her partner Dorie sift through leads. Ellery is the only surviving victim of Coben - a serial killer who snatched Ellery on her 14th birthday. Reed saved her - forging a massive connection. Great plot. Fast paced. Intense suspense. And the twists - stellar. Thank you to Netgalley and Minotaur Books for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    I have really enjoyed this series. As of right now this is my favorite of the four books. I am #teambump all the way. This was not predictable. It was on the edge of your seat good. I had no idea where Chloe was, who had her. and if she was coming home. Now that is saying a lot from a thriller lover. This is a 5 star read and I highly recommend it. The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kristy

    Oh I just love the Ellery and Reed series so very much. Review to come.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alissa Miles

    I'm new to the Ellery Hathaway series. This is the fourth book. Firstly, why didn't ya'll tell me?! Where has this series been all my life? I'm in love with a good female lead in a mystery/thriller series and Ellery is my new go-to character. It's hard to describe when you've found a writer that just gets it. We can talk about the character's believability and interesting plot points, but for me Schaffhausen has accomplished more than that. It's just smart writing. The dialogue is crisp and not o I'm new to the Ellery Hathaway series. This is the fourth book. Firstly, why didn't ya'll tell me?! Where has this series been all my life? I'm in love with a good female lead in a mystery/thriller series and Ellery is my new go-to character. It's hard to describe when you've found a writer that just gets it. We can talk about the character's believability and interesting plot points, but for me Schaffhausen has accomplished more than that. It's just smart writing. The dialogue is crisp and not over-written. Sometimes writers try too hard to make their characters' voices distinct and end up reaching a point in dialogue and then hurdle past that point to some place far, far away. It's like losing control of your character instead of allowing him/her to speak through the writing. Schaffhausen remains in control. Ellery presents as intelligent and self-aware. She doesn't bend too far in a particular direction. She's not the broken victim or the tough, emotionless woman who has been "through it" either. She has doubts and puts up a good front. She has trouble with relationships. She takes things too far sometimes. She can be vulnerable and strong. In this particular book, we follow Ellery and her FBI boyfriend, Reed as they try to find a missing twelve year-old girl. It's a parent's biggest fear. One moment your child is with you, the next, you're wondering if your child is even alive.  Schaffhausen takes us through the possibilities, not letting us rest on one too long before introducing a new twist, while testing Ellery's ability to stay focused as the memories of her own kidnapping and torture are triggered by this case. A stand-out take-away for me was the clash of Ellery's past with her present job. She is still hounded by media; movies are still being made about her kidnapping and she has to find a way to do her job without letting her kidnapper's infamy and her own need for privacy color her decisions. A survivor's life can never be the same and I found that to be a unique perspective for a detective. I'm excited to read the earlier books in this series and whatever is next for Ellery Hathaway!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mandy White (mandylovestoread)

    Book 4 in the Ellery Hathaway and Reed Markham series and it just keeps going from strength to strength. Another fantastic instalment that will keep you turning pages. While this could be read as a stand alone I highly recommend reading the first 3 books to understand the characters better. This time there is a case that hits close to home for Ellery. As a teenager she was saved from a serial killer. by FBI agent Reed Markham. 16 years later na they are working together on a missing girl case. Ch Book 4 in the Ellery Hathaway and Reed Markham series and it just keeps going from strength to strength. Another fantastic instalment that will keep you turning pages. While this could be read as a stand alone I highly recommend reading the first 3 books to understand the characters better. This time there is a case that hits close to home for Ellery. As a teenager she was saved from a serial killer. by FBI agent Reed Markham. 16 years later na they are working together on a missing girl case. Chloe Lockhart disappears from a street fair in Boston. The family has plenty of secrets and an solved murder in their past so you can be sure that this is one twisty story. Thanks to St Martin’s Press and Netgalley for my advanced copy of this book to read.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Zoe

    Intricate, sinister, and twisty! In this fourth instalment in the Ellery Hathaway series, Every Waking Hour, Detective Hathaway and Agent Markham find themselves inadvertently working together once again when a child goes missing, a kidnapper seems to have a targeted agenda, and the family has way too many skeletons hiding in their closet. The writing is sharp and sophisticated. The characterization is spot on with all the usual gang back, including the scarred and stubborn Ellery Hathaway, whose Intricate, sinister, and twisty! In this fourth instalment in the Ellery Hathaway series, Every Waking Hour, Detective Hathaway and Agent Markham find themselves inadvertently working together once again when a child goes missing, a kidnapper seems to have a targeted agenda, and the family has way too many skeletons hiding in their closet. The writing is sharp and sophisticated. The characterization is spot on with all the usual gang back, including the scarred and stubborn Ellery Hathaway, whose greatest struggles involve her own emotional demons and her apprehension at the growing intimacy between herself and Markham. And the plot, including all the subplots, intertwine and unravel quickly into a gripping tale of life, loss, family, friendship, deception, manipulation, jealousy, violence, and murder. Overall, Every Waking Hour is another addictive, propulsive, thrilling addition to one of my favourite series with its flawed characters, great pace, and consistent sense of urgency that I can never get enough of. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press – Minotaur Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dominique

    Each time I read an Ellery and Reed book, it's better than the last. How can that be, when the previous one was so, so good? So much is going on in this book, yet it never feels confusing or disjointed, and it all comes together perfectly in the end. The characters, even minor ones, are well-developed and do not feel like after thoughts. Ellery and Reed take on a missing persons case with secrets that may or may not be related to the case, and seeing them go down the wrong road only to regroup a Each time I read an Ellery and Reed book, it's better than the last. How can that be, when the previous one was so, so good? So much is going on in this book, yet it never feels confusing or disjointed, and it all comes together perfectly in the end. The characters, even minor ones, are well-developed and do not feel like after thoughts. Ellery and Reed take on a missing persons case with secrets that may or may not be related to the case, and seeing them go down the wrong road only to regroup and try again is refreshing, as so many crime/mystery books head straight for the finish line. So often crime fiction writers obviously have no experience in the field, but not Dr. Schaffhausen.The author has great attention to detail and from reading this, or any Ellery and Reed book, I would never know that she does not have a criminal justice background. I'm anxiously awaiting the next volume of Ellery and Reed's story.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    There was so much going on in Every Waking Hour by Joanna Schaffhausen that it really was a thrill ride, and I’m not just saying that to make the book more marketable! When Chelsea Cain stopped writing her serial killer series (which I highly recommend) I kept trying to find a new series to take its place. And while the Ellery Hathaway series is a bit different it is so good. There’s tons of background information from the previous three books that Schaffhausen does an excellent weaving into this There was so much going on in Every Waking Hour by Joanna Schaffhausen that it really was a thrill ride, and I’m not just saying that to make the book more marketable! When Chelsea Cain stopped writing her serial killer series (which I highly recommend) I kept trying to find a new series to take its place. And while the Ellery Hathaway series is a bit different it is so good. There’s tons of background information from the previous three books that Schaffhausen does an excellent weaving into this story so you don’t feel lost. But you really should start the series from the beginning with Vanishing Season, to pick up all the subtle nuances of the characters. Obviously since this is a suspenseful thriller I don’t want to give anything away, but just as soon as they were onto one suspect something else would happen that would take it into a different direction. And while you have a missing child there is also another case that Reed is looking into more at the same time. This was a similar technique that was done in book three, and in both books it worked out really well. And the way that Every Waking Hour ends…. Dang!

  19. 5 out of 5

    AC

    Every Waking Hour is the fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway series. While it is possible to get through it as a standalone, I'd recommend reading the previous books - something I have not done - because of the sheer trauma of the lead character, who was abducted by a serial killer and survived until she was rescued by Reed Markham, an FBI agent. Hathaway is now a detective with the Boston PD, and winds up being the lead on the disappearance of Chloe Lockhart, who vanishes at a fair at which the Every Waking Hour is the fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway series. While it is possible to get through it as a standalone, I'd recommend reading the previous books - something I have not done - because of the sheer trauma of the lead character, who was abducted by a serial killer and survived until she was rescued by Reed Markham, an FBI agent. Hathaway is now a detective with the Boston PD, and winds up being the lead on the disappearance of Chloe Lockhart, who vanishes at a fair at which the pair happens to be at with Markham's young daughter. I don't mind characters who have some Bad Thing in their past that winds up shaping them. It's a bit harder to imagine them in various stressful professions (like a detective) when they clearly exhibit PTSD symptoms as much as Hathaway does. While it strikes me that she's obviously very strong to have survived a hellish near death experience, it would give me pause to set her out on the street where the very possibility of the same thing happening to someone else - like the missing Chloe - could potentially derail their ability to perform her duties. I'm also not a fan of Markham and Hathaway's relationship, but I understand why it's there for fictional purposes. That aside: it's a good story, with many excellent suspects, following clues that often lead nowhere (as is often, unfortunately, the case), some nice red herrings thrown in, and while not an entirely unexpected ending (if you remove all the potentials when you read it, you'll understand), a satisfying one. There's also a fascinating subplot involving another Lockhart child, along with a bit of discussion about protecting kids versus basically jailing them. Overall, I'd recommend it unless children in danger is not your bag. A solid four out of five stars. Thanks to Minotaur/St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the review copy.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sharon Turner

    This is the first book I have read by this author and I’m glad I did. There are other books in this series, but the author does a great job of explaining what happened in earlier book, so you won’t be lost if you haven’t read other books. Ellery Hathaway is a Detective for the city of Boston, when a 12 year old girl goes missing. Will her past get in the way of solving this case, since as a young girl she was kidnapped by a serial killer. She is also dating the FBI agent who saved her all those This is the first book I have read by this author and I’m glad I did. There are other books in this series, but the author does a great job of explaining what happened in earlier book, so you won’t be lost if you haven’t read other books. Ellery Hathaway is a Detective for the city of Boston, when a 12 year old girl goes missing. Will her past get in the way of solving this case, since as a young girl she was kidnapped by a serial killer. She is also dating the FBI agent who saved her all those years ago. Can they solve this case before its to late? This book was very fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. Thanks Netgalley and #St. Martin Press for my ARC.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joyce

    Ellery Hathaway, now a Boston Detective, was kidnapped, abused and repeatedly raped by serial killer, Francis Coben, when she was thirteen. She was rescued from a locked closet where she had been held prisoner by Coben by Reed Markham, now an FBI profiler. This is the fourth novel in the series. Both Ellery and Reed carry lots of baggage based on their history and the fact that the media loves serial killers and their survivors. Ellery is distant with everyone and has, until her recent relations Ellery Hathaway, now a Boston Detective, was kidnapped, abused and repeatedly raped by serial killer, Francis Coben, when she was thirteen. She was rescued from a locked closet where she had been held prisoner by Coben by Reed Markham, now an FBI profiler. This is the fourth novel in the series. Both Ellery and Reed carry lots of baggage based on their history and the fact that the media loves serial killers and their survivors. Ellery is distant with everyone and has, until her recent relationship with Reed, never had a real relationship. Reed has an ex-wife and young daughter. He and his daughter are on vacation in Boston, visiting Ellery, when an almost thirteen year old girl disappears from a Fair. Ellery, to the chagrin of most of her co-workers, gets the case. Reed steps in to assist her. I will not go any further into the plot because of spoilers, but it is complex and compelling. The character development is terrific and the ending perfect because the reader knows there will be more to come. Thanks to the author and Minotaur Books for an ARC for an honest review. #EveryWakingHour, #bookmail

  22. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne Spencer

    This book is aptly named, as I spent the past day reading it every waking hour! Ellery Hathaway is back on the job, trying not to fall apart as her 6-month probationary period as a detective the Boston PD nears its end, when a missing child case threatens her mental stability. I couldn't put this down as Ellery and Reed team up to rescue the missing girl, as well as deal with ex-wives, half-sisters, and other family distractions. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for access to a digital This book is aptly named, as I spent the past day reading it every waking hour! Ellery Hathaway is back on the job, trying not to fall apart as her 6-month probationary period as a detective the Boston PD nears its end, when a missing child case threatens her mental stability. I couldn't put this down as Ellery and Reed team up to rescue the missing girl, as well as deal with ex-wives, half-sisters, and other family distractions. Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for access to a digital arc.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Milena

    Ellery Hathaway series by Joanna Schaffhausen is an underappreciated suspense series that I wish more people would read. I gave all the books in the series five stars, and the latest installment, Every Waking Hour, is no exception. When she was fourteen, Ellery Hathaway was abducted and tortured (she almost died) by a serial killer. Rookie FBI agent, Reed Markham, was the one who found and saved her. More than a decade later, Ellery and Reed solve crimes together while trying to navigate their c Ellery Hathaway series by Joanna Schaffhausen is an underappreciated suspense series that I wish more people would read. I gave all the books in the series five stars, and the latest installment, Every Waking Hour, is no exception. When she was fourteen, Ellery Hathaway was abducted and tortured (she almost died) by a serial killer. Rookie FBI agent, Reed Markham, was the one who found and saved her. More than a decade later, Ellery and Reed solve crimes together while trying to navigate their complicated relationship. In this book, Ellery and Reed investigate the disappearance of a twelve-year-old girl, Chloe, who vanished in the middle of the day from the crowded Boston Common. Was she kidnapped or did she run away? The investigation uncovers some dark secrets in Chloe's parents' pasts, including the murder of another child. Not to mention that it also brings back horrible memories of Ellery's own abduction and the possibility that the time is running out for Chloe. I highly recommend this series to all thriller and romantic suspense fans. I cannot wait for the next book, especially since Every Waking Hour ended in a shocker. *ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss

  24. 4 out of 5

    Randi (randi_reads)

    This is book four in the Ellery Hathaway series and it is another wonderful installment. Ellery Hathaway is a survivor, but she will never be over her kidnapping, rape and torture that happened to her when she was a teenager. Now, many years later she is a rookie detective in the Boston Police Department. Special Agent Reed Markham was the FBI assigned to her case and has continued to be in her life, now in a romantic relationship. Reed and his seven year old daughter are visiting Ellery in Boston This is book four in the Ellery Hathaway series and it is another wonderful installment. Ellery Hathaway is a survivor, but she will never be over her kidnapping, rape and torture that happened to her when she was a teenager. Now, many years later she is a rookie detective in the Boston Police Department. Special Agent Reed Markham was the FBI assigned to her case and has continued to be in her life, now in a romantic relationship. Reed and his seven year old daughter are visiting Ellery in Boston when a twelve year old girl suddenly goes missing. Reed steps in to assist on the case. Was the girl taken or did she run away from her controlling parents? It brings back memories for Ellery and the realization that time is not on their side in finding this girl. Nothing about this story dragged or was unnecessary. It was a page turner and I loved every page of it. I think more people should be reading this underappreciated series. It's so good! Thank you to NetGalley and Minotaur books for the advanced readers copy. Also, thank you for the final copy.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    This is the fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway/Reed Markham mystery series; it is the second one I have read. As a young teenager, Ellery was kidnapped, raped, and tortured; she was rescued by FBI Agent Markham. Now an adult, Hathaway has become a police officer and has formed a close relationship Markham. While he is visiting Ellery in Boston, he gets caught up in a missing child case assigned to Ellery and her training officer. Ellery, who has many emotional scars from her ordeal years ago, is This is the fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway/Reed Markham mystery series; it is the second one I have read. As a young teenager, Ellery was kidnapped, raped, and tortured; she was rescued by FBI Agent Markham. Now an adult, Hathaway has become a police officer and has formed a close relationship Markham. While he is visiting Ellery in Boston, he gets caught up in a missing child case assigned to Ellery and her training officer. Ellery, who has many emotional scars from her ordeal years ago, is a bit overwhelmed when she has to share her living space with Reed, his daughter, and her half sister who turns up uninvited at her door. All the while, she frantically searches for the missing child, hoping to save her as she had been saved. Ellery is a flawed character and Reed may have his own savior complex to deal with. But, they make a good team and the story is can’t put down engrossing. An intriguing plot, twists and turns, and strong character development make this another good read in the series. And, best of all, the ending sets up a sequel.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jean

    Actual rating: 4.5 out of 5 Every Waking Hour is the 4rth book in the Ellery Hathaway series. The author did a good job detailing the backstory so you you can get away with reading this as a stand-alone. However, I recommend reading the previous books first. You will see how the characters are developing in each book. To me, Reed has a savior complex. Ellery and Reed's relationship has always irked me. But in this book, you will see how their relationship evolves. The story is good with a mystery Actual rating: 4.5 out of 5 Every Waking Hour is the 4rth book in the Ellery Hathaway series. The author did a good job detailing the backstory so you you can get away with reading this as a stand-alone. However, I recommend reading the previous books first. You will see how the characters are developing in each book. To me, Reed has a savior complex. Ellery and Reed's relationship has always irked me. But in this book, you will see how their relationship evolves. The story is good with a mystery that has many layers. The book is well written, fast-paced and with a shocking ending. I highly recommend this series. Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press and Joanna Schaffhausen for a copy of "Every Waking Hour" in exchange of an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Leah Pursley

    First off, I want to thank you to Joanna Schaffhausen and St. Martin’s Press, as well as NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my personal review. Every Waking Hour is the forth book in the Ellery Hathaway/Reed Markham series, but I read as a standalone book and really enjoyed it! I can’t believe how much more I would have enjoyed it by reading the other three books in the series. I felt the author did a great job of explaining what has happened in previous books, so First off, I want to thank you to Joanna Schaffhausen and St. Martin’s Press, as well as NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my personal review. Every Waking Hour is the forth book in the Ellery Hathaway/Reed Markham series, but I read as a standalone book and really enjoyed it! I can’t believe how much more I would have enjoyed it by reading the other three books in the series. I felt the author did a great job of explaining what has happened in previous books, so I was not lost at all. Rookie Boston detective, Ellery Hathaway is finally getting her shot at living “a normal life” after surviving a serial killer’s abduction as a young teen and is even dating the FBI agent who rescued her. But then, Chloe Lockhart, a twelve year old girl, vanishes into thin air at a busy street fair on Ellery’s watch. This absolutely has to open deep wounds barely healed over for Ellery….one disappeared girl searching for another. Every Waking Hour is such a well written story that covers insights into evil and the human heart.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    The fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway series is just as riveting as the first three and can be read as a standalone. In this book, a child is missing and Ellery and her partner Dorie are engaged to find her. Agent Reed Markham, the agent who rescued Ellery when she was kidnapped, is on the case and is also working on his relationship with Ellery. The whole relationship thing is complicated because Reed has his daughter Tori with him in town and a very irate wife who wants nothing more than for The fourth book in the Ellery Hathaway series is just as riveting as the first three and can be read as a standalone. In this book, a child is missing and Ellery and her partner Dorie are engaged to find her. Agent Reed Markham, the agent who rescued Ellery when she was kidnapped, is on the case and is also working on his relationship with Ellery. The whole relationship thing is complicated because Reed has his daughter Tori with him in town and a very irate wife who wants nothing more than for Reed to stay away from Ellery since she seems to attract trouble. The plot about the missing child seemed to almost take second stage to the dynamics happening between the characters, but that was fine with me because the whole book was highly entertaining. Ellery has to use her intuition to find Chloe and follows her instincts in spite of the uphill battle that she has to fight to get people to listen to her. I highly recommend this book to fans of police procedurals, thrillers and suspense with just a tad of romance. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cyndi

    This is another excellent addition to Schaffhausen’s Ellery Hathaway series. Ellery is called upon to investigate a kidnapping with ties to a years-earlier death that causes Ellery to relive her own terrible kidnapping. This series just keeps getting better and better. The plot is clever and the writing is excellent with intricacies, but nothing overly complicated. I loved the ending, which wraps up the mystery nicely but also leaves a cliffhanger. I recommend this and all the books in this serie This is another excellent addition to Schaffhausen’s Ellery Hathaway series. Ellery is called upon to investigate a kidnapping with ties to a years-earlier death that causes Ellery to relive her own terrible kidnapping. This series just keeps getting better and better. The plot is clever and the writing is excellent with intricacies, but nothing overly complicated. I loved the ending, which wraps up the mystery nicely but also leaves a cliffhanger. I recommend this and all the books in this series to any fans of contemporary mysteries. I can’t wait to read the next in the series! Many thanks to Edelweiss, Netgalley, Minotaur Books and Joanna Schaffhausen for my complimentary e-copy ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    It is no small understatement that I've been waiting for the publication and the chance to read this new Joanna Schaffhausen thriller since I saw the news that it was coming out. The Ellery Hathaway series has been one of the singular best new thriller series discoveries for me in a good long while and each of the past three books has been outstanding. For the uninitiated, Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of a serial killer. She was taken and tortured but was saved by FBI profiler Reed Markham It is no small understatement that I've been waiting for the publication and the chance to read this new Joanna Schaffhausen thriller since I saw the news that it was coming out. The Ellery Hathaway series has been one of the singular best new thriller series discoveries for me in a good long while and each of the past three books has been outstanding. For the uninitiated, Ellery Hathaway is the only survivor of a serial killer. She was taken and tortured but was saved by FBI profiler Reed Markham. Despite bearing scars both intensely physical and psychological, Ellery has gone on to become a cop. But her past actions have left her on the outside looking in. As EVERY WAKING HOUR opens, she's back on the job, working for the Boston police as a detective. But she's on probation, her colleagues are either resentful or standoffish because of her history and Ellery herself is still trying to rein in her bitter demons. But there are positives for her as well, her partner seems to like her despite essentially being made to work with her and she's what passes for her as happy as she is in a relationship with Markham. It may be a secret to the outside world, but there you have it. Things quickly change when Ellery is on an outing with Reed (and his young daughter Tula) and they stumble onto the case of a young girl who has gone missing. This is bad enough on its own merits but when more details shake out, it gets that much worse. The girl's family life is one of past regrets. Her mother lost her first child to a still unsolved murder and came away desperate to protect the girl from harm by making her a virtual prisoner. Her every move is monitored and she's never left alone. Now she's disappeared and Ellery and the rest of the Boston PD are playing catch up to find the kidnapper and bring the girl home alive. Along the way, long hidden truths are brought to light that will shatter any number of people in the story, possibly even Ellery herself. I tell you, I can't help but gush about just how much I loved this book. While I won't spoil it, there was only one real drawback to me regarding a development towards the end of the book that I didn't care for. Not because it was badly done or I couldn't understand the reasoning for the change in status, but simply because I found myself thinking, "OH COME ON, how can you do this to me?"...as if my desires for what direction a particular subplot should go matter more than those of the author's. Beyond that, this was another book from Schaffhausen that became a passion for me to read. I just couldn't get enough as I turned each successive page. The thrill of each passing clue, whether a dead end or leading to another step towards finding the kidnapper kept me turning the pages. The increased presence of a family member for Ellery was a welcome addition and even a couple bits of humor (including a certain instruction that isn't actually in the Massachusetts driver's manual but probably should be) that was woven into the narrative made this book simply marvelous. I love the drive of Ellery Hathaway. Yes, she's incredibly shattered from her experiences at the hands of a serial killer, but she's still striving to move beyond it, even while knowing that is almost certainly not possible. There's a scene in the book that so adeptly demonstrates all of this, that I could almost feel for myself the weight that she carries around with her. Reed Markham's seemingly desperate quest to give Ellery a safe harbor makes him a worthy companion to her, even as it leaves him open to recriminations from his own circle of influence. I even loved Ellery's new partner and kind of hope they stick around because they seemed pretty level-headed while at the same time knowing how to give Ellery room to be her own kind of detective as well. And can we talk about the way the book ends? I mean, a resolution to the case, truths revealed and more than one measure of justice meted out. If that wasn't enough for you and it honestly really should be, the final ending to the book is so perfectly jaw-dropping that you probably will kick yourself for not seeing it coming and then scream in your head when you realize you have to wait at least a year before you can see how it plays out. Boston is home to the Red Sox baseball team and it is fitting that the story is set in the city. Because EVERY WAKING HOUR is a grand slam of a thriller that will leave readers on the edge of their seat until the very last sentence!

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