Too Many Secrets Destroy a Marriage in J.T. Ellison’s ‘Lie To Me’ [REVIEW]

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A marriage goes off the rails in J.T. Ellison’s new page-turner, Lie to Me. (Photo by Abhishek Jacob, Flickr)

When marriage is plagued by grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder, the perfect literary couple seems bent on destroying one another in J.T. Ellison’s new stand-alone psychological thriller, Lie to Me. 

JT Ellison's LIE TO ME


Meet Sutton and Ethan Montclair. By all accounts, these two writers have what appears to be a very happy marriage. However, readers quickly discover that everything is not as rosy as it first appears.

When their baby dies, they both suspect the other played a role in the child’s sudden death, but neither of them has any plan to confide their darkest suspicions. Months go by without anyone addressing the elephant in the room.

Then Sutton leaves Ethan a note. It states, “I’m sorry to do this to you but I need some time away. I’ve been unhappy, you know that. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Forgive me for being a coward. Forgive me, for so many things. Don’t look for me.”

Although Ethan doesn’t know what to think or who to rely on, he knows one thing: if he tells anyone about the events that led up to his wife’s disappearance, he will look guilty. After all, in his eyes,  he already is.

With this breakout book, Ellison steps outside her usual police procedural and begins a new chapter in storytelling. She demonstrates how long-held secrets can undermine the foundation of any relationship, even a stalwart marriage.

Summoning the type of taut suspense found in film classics like The FugitivePresumed Innocent, and Deceived, Ellison infuses Lie to Me with such pulse-pounding suspense readers will turn the pages with frightening compulsion. Marriage and murder combine to create the ultimate game here, one which is certain to make Ellison’s fans’ satisfaction a fait accompli.


J.T. Ellison

J.T. Ellison
(Photo by Krista Lee Photography)

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 show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband. She invites readers to visit her at her home on the Web at, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

By J.T. Ellison
432 pgs. Mira. $26.99

TLC Book Tours Tour HostYou may order Lie to Me from one of these fine online retailers: AmazonBooks-A-Million, and Barnes & Noble.

Lie to Me is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

Lie to Me Giveaway

Congratulations to Marla Bradeen of Las Vegas, Nevada. She just won a copy of Lie to Me for her personal library! Although the contest ended on October 4, 2017, stay tuned for more opportunities to win other great prizes.


About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

4 Responses to Too Many Secrets Destroy a Marriage in J.T. Ellison’s ‘Lie To Me’ [REVIEW]

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  2. Pingback: J. T. Ellison, author of LIE TO ME, on tour August/September 2017 | TLC Book Tours

  3. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    Even the best marriages can go horribly awry, as J.T. Ellison so deftly proves in her pulse-pounding new thriller, Lie to Me. Here, husband and wife writers suspect one another of many things, the least of which is murder. Don’t miss this sensational new book!

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