Lie to Me
by J.T. Ellison
My rating: 4 stars
Publisher: MIRA (September 1, 2017)
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Print Length: 416 pages
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 by J.T. Ellison
When the outwardly idyllic life you have is built on lies, the avalanche when it comes crashing down will leave a trail of destruction and devastation. Ethan and Sutton seem to have it all, the correct zip code, the glamorous lifestyle, fame and talent. But life isn’t always what it seems and when they are faced with heartbreaking loss, deceit and blame sharing, someone or something is going to break and run.
Sutton left him a note, told him not to look for her, but Ethan is determined to know what happened to the woman he once thought he knew and now the police want to know, also. Is Ethan a killer or is he the one left behind by the wife who could take no more?
The webs they wove were filled with lies and as each ugly lie is unveiled, even the death of their infant child is suspicious. Is someone out to destroy Ethan with “insider’ information? Has the world turned against him? Is this part of a wicked game Sutton is playing or is she a victim of extortion and murder?
LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison will have readers siting on the edge of their seats as we are invited into the world of two famous authors as their world implodes and one goes missing without a trace and one becomes the prime suspect for murder.
J.T. Ellison doesn’t ask us to like these characters, and that may be a key element in the intrigue of this dark tale. There is no black and white, there are no shining heroes, in fact, one has to wonder, do either of these two really have loyal friends or family? As this tale twists in knots, it becomes clear that there is an underlying force driving everything, but who or what it is and why, well that is the mystery, isn’t it?
I received an ARC edition from Harlequin/Mira in exchange for my honest review.