Book Review: Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison 8

 Lie To Me

by J.T. Ellison


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Publisher: MIRA


Domestic noir at its best. Readers will devour this stunning page-turner about the disintegration of a marriage as grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder destroys the facade of the perfect literary couple. New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison takes her exceptional writing to a new level with this breakout novel. 

They built a life on lies 

Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her.

Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair. As the police investigate, the lies the couple have been spinning for years quickly unravel. Is Ethan a killer? Is he being set up? Did Sutton hate him enough to kill the child she never wanted and then herself? The path to the answers is full of twists that will leave the reader breathless.

“LIE TO ME twists you up, throws you into nail-biting action and unexpected revelations. Belt yourself in for this roller coaster ride.”–Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ENIGMA

“LIE TO ME brilliantly combines a domestic noir thriller with a searing portrait of two writers trapped in a web of lies, betrayals, and murder. Sharply written and masterfully plotted, full of hard truths about the creative life and modern marriage, Ellison has written her finest novel- a breakout page-turner certain to win her a wide audience.” -Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of BLAME


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Favorite Quote:


My dad’s military, and of Greek descent. He was the one who saddled me with Constantine. No American kid should have more than two syllables in their name. It’s an open invitation to be a target.


My Review:


Lie To Me was a tantalizing, enthralling, and ingeniously crafted read, I was quickly yanked into a story that wouldn’t let me go, regardless that all the while I couldn’t get a firm grip on the who, where, what, why, or how. The story starts with a body, hidden in plain sight, and in the process of decay. I couldn’t get a handle on whose version of the details was closest to the truth or was even partially trustworthy, who had been killed, how the murder had been committed, why a woman had really left her husband and where did she go? I just knew that a woman was missing and a body was waiting to be found. The characters were mesmerizing, devious, deeply flawed, compelling, and dastardly… or were they? J.T. Ellison is an evil genius and masterfully scribbled an engrossing storyline heaving with a cleverly conniving and alluring cast of characters. More, please!


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About J. T. Ellison

New York Times and USAToday bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes stand alone domestic noir and psychological thriller series, the latter starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the international thriller series “A Brit in the FBI” with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the Emmy Award-winning show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband.


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8 thoughts on “Book Review: Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison

  1. Reply ashleighjaynexx Sep 6,2017 4:44 am

    Omg I love this review definitely going to check this book out

  2. Reply Whispering Stories Sep 6,2017 7:03 am

    Sounds like a great gritty thriller-esq novel

  3. Reply boundtowriting Sep 6,2017 7:12 am

    This sounds like a great book!

  4. Reply theabominablebookgirl Sep 6,2017 9:31 am

    Hi friend!
    I am not a fan of thrillers but this book had me sitting on edge just reading the synopsis! I loved your review as well because it left me wanting more. I love when couples just lie to the world and then they get busted! TBR TBR TBR

  5. Reply terriluvsbooks Sep 6,2017 12:06 pm

    Sounds like a book that would be good to read especially now that it’s getting colder. (I think heavy books are for winter)

  6. Reply J.T. Ellison Sep 14,2017 6:04 am

    Thank you so much for featuring LIE TO ME! It’s been an honor, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it – no lie.

    • Reply Empress DJ Sep 14,2017 6:29 am

      OMG – I am fangirl twirling and ever so humbled that you have graced my silly little blog! I want to read every crafty word you have ever written or care to jot down, you have mad skills!

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