LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison 
5 star cupMy Highly Caffeinated Thought: A page turning thriller with psychological twists, action, and intricately developed characters.

I have read a few books by J.T. Ellison, but none of them pulled me in, threw me up against the wall, and spit me out like LIE TO ME. This book is beyond anything that I expected from the author.

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LIE TO ME is a combination of a psychological thriller and a crime novel. It is one part police procedure/investigation, one part domestic thriller, and a whole pile of mind games. I will admit that sometimes things got a little crazy and almost went too far for me to view as real. Yet, the author always managed to bring it back from the edge just in time. From the opening page, I knew that this book was going to be something I would consume in one sitting. Guess what? I did and I would go back in for a second read if my to be read pile wasn’t so large.

The way that the story unfolds and the perfectly imperfect characters that you meet all add to the addictive nature of the narrative. Then you have multiple narrators that aren’t exactly honest and have contradicting stories. Seriously. This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys an all consuming tale about lies, murder, and betrayal. I cannot wait to see what the author gives us next.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Plot Summary:

Lie To Me by JT EllisonDomestic noir at its best. Readers will devour this stunning page-turner about the disintegration of a marriage as grief, jealousy, betrayal and murder destroy 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.

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About the Author: 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. Visit for more insight into her wicked imagination, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter @thrillerchick, and Instagram @jt_thrillerchick.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: MIRA (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778313646
ISBN-13: 978-0778313649


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