R.J. Jacobs has practiced as a psychologist since 2003. He maintains a private practice in Nashville, focusing on a wide variety of clinical concerns. After completing a post-doctoral residency at Vanderbilt, he has taught Abnormal Psychology, presented at numerous conferences, and routinely performs PTSD evaluations for veterans. His previous novels are: And Then You Were Gone, Somewhere in the Dark, and Always the First to Die. His most recent novel is a dark academic thriller titled This Is How We End Things.