About Lie to Me
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: MIRA (September 5, 2017)
Domestic 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.
“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
While I might be a fledgling thriller fan, this novel was wholly unique among the page turning sort, and I am still swimming in the flood of thoughts after the last page. This story isn’t just a mystery, or just a psychologically twisted journey, it’s a mirror and a beacon in one, it’s a call to arms for those not quite sure what midlife really looks like anymore, and who am I anyway?
Through a back-and-forth narrative, with multiple points of view, Ellison gives us a glorious circus in which much back stabbing and word-twisting ensues, and she provides the popcorn too.
If you’re looking for this weekend’s reading material, stop right here and either borrow or buy your copy of Lie to Me, then get one for your friend too because you are going to want someone to talk to immediately after finishing.
It’s one of those perfectly delicious novels that you are almost afraid to talk about, but once you start you won’t stop.
Thanks again to Harlequin MIRA and TLC Book tours for the review opportunity!
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 Timesbestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the Emmy Award-winning show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband.