Book Review: Lie to Me

Lovers of grit lit, take notice. You must put Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison on your list: 


There have been so many gritty, heart stopping thrillers out lately and I can't get enough of them. This one didn't disappoint. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train, The Breakdown, The Couple Next Door and All is Not Forgotten then you will love this one too. 

This is domestic noir at its best. It's about the disintegration of a marriage with everything that goes with that: grief, jealousy, betrayal... they all lead to a tragedy that destroys the facade of the perfect literary couple. 

Here's the synopsis from the publisher: 

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.

Are you hooked yet? If that description doesn't seal the deal, I'll tell you a little more. I loved the writing style because it's short and to the point. The pace may seem a little frantic but that's what gives the story a frenzied feel that makes you desperate to keep reading. There are so many questions that you need answers to. And just when you think you've found the answers, there's a twist that you won't see coming. I love the characters because Ellison makes it hard to love them, let alone trust them. But you still can't help but hang on their every word. 

4 Stars- Pick up a copy today! 
Thank you to TLC Book Tours for my copy of Lie To Me.