They built a life on lies.
A happily married couple in J.T. Ellison’s new novel, LIE TO ME (Mira) are hiding a secret. They appear the perfect couple, but inside lies an ugly truth.
Domestic noir is the rage today and Ellison takes a break from her bestselling police procedurals to join in. We readers are the lucky ones for her making this writing switchover.
Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s life is not as it appears. Both are successful authors, consumed by professional and personal betrayals. The huge Victorian mansion they’ve renovated and are envied for is a source of many outright fights. They seem to be made for each other, but the truth is another thing. Both love and hate each other, so intensely the police are often called to their homes because their fighting can be heard by neighbors.
One day Sutton disappears. She’s done this before, so Ethan isn’t that worried until he finds all of her personal items, wallet, passport, credit cards, private notebooks still there. As police start their investigation, the truth about their marriage begins to surface and things don’t seem to add up. Eventually Ethan is pegged a suspect by family, friends and the media, who camp out in front of his home, leaving him a virtual prisoner to drink away the days.
Ellison’s novel explores lies, betrayals, grief, jealousy … and murder. I got so caught up in the novel, I couldn’t wait to read the next page and see where the story was going. LIE TO ME kept me up one long night reading until the last page. I found myself satisfied by the surprising ending.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes standalone 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 literary television series, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.
We’re lucky to have two copies of J.T. Ellison’s new novel, LIE TO ME to giveaway. Just tell us the worst lie you’ve ever told … or at, or at least a fib. We’ll announce a winner next week.
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