Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison….Review Tour Stop

We are so excited to be a part of a 2-part tour for the release of best selling author J. T. Ellison’s new psychological, Lie to Me!

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


My Review:

Lie To Me is the newest work from author J.T. Ellison, and admittedly, the first book of hers that I’ve read.  Having just finished the book I can tell you that I’ll be looking at her entire backlist for more because holy moly, this book was one hell of an incredible ride.  I loved every twist, every turn, every dark moment, on every page.

This is the story of two authors; Sutton and Ethan Montclair.  This is the inside of their daily lives, the nitty-gritty moments in their marriage; the tale of the days inside the walls of their home.  That all begins, however, after Sutton leaves Ethan.  What comes after that moment are carefully laid pieces to a complex past, which involves pain, infidelity, loss, resentment, career struggles, and a disappearing act we are all left to figure out.  As the story is unwound, I was questioning every player in this game  I had no idea who was ultimately responsible for the state of affairs the Montclair’s were in.  Did Ethan kill Sutton?  Was she even dead or had she in fact left him? Who was to believe?

We get to figure all of that out, and more, as we follow the detective in charge of getting to the bottom of the mystery, and when all the cards are laid out on the table?  Holy. Hell.  It was one of the most suspenseful and well executed ending I’ve read.  I’m still reeling. Oh, I should probably mention that the ending, while crazy intense, ends up being a happy one so not to worry!

One thing I have to give mention to is a part of this story that had me giggling.  If you’ve been in the book world for a few years, you may remember the crazy tale of the blogger who gave a bad review, the author of the poorly reviewed book who showed up at the blogger’s house, and the brouhaha that ensued.  That was definitely an instance of the truth being stranger than fiction and a similar scenario plays a part in this book. Loved that it was included!

If you’re looking for an unputdownable book, Lie To Me fits the bill!   Thank you, Ms. Ellison, for one helluva read!

Five Loves


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Purchase Links

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About J. T. Ellison

New York Times and USA Todaybestselling 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.

Connect with J. T.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Excerpt Tour for LIE TO ME:

Monday, August 21st: Novel Gossip

Tuesday, August 22nd: Jathan & Heather

Wednesday, August 23rd: The Book Diva’s Reads

Thursday, August 24th: Broken Teepee

Friday, August 25th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Monday, August 28th: Books and Spoons

Tuesday, August 29th: Lesa’s Book Critiques

Wednesday, August 30th: Bewitched Bookworms

Sunday, September 3rd: Moonlight Rendezvous

Friday, September 8th: Books a la Mode

Review Tour for LIE TO ME:

Tuesday, August 29th: Jathan & Heather – guest post, “On a Good Marriage”

Monday, September 4th: Thoughts from a Highly Caffeinated Mind

Tuesday, September 5th: Clues and Reviews blog and Instagram

Tuesday, September 5th: Books & Bindings

Wednesday, September 6th: Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday, September 7th: Why Girls are Weird

Friday, September 8th: Novel Gossip and Instagram

Monday, September 11th: That’s What She Read

Monday, September 11th: Tome Tender

Tuesday, September 12th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy

Wednesday, September 13th: Buried Under Books

Friday, September 15th: Mama Reads

Monday, September 18th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, September 19th: Moonlight Rendezvous

Wednesday, September 20th: Jathan & Heather

Wednesday, September 20th: BookBub Blog – 12 of the Best Psychological Thrillers Coming This Fall

Friday, September 22nd: The Book Diva’s Reads

Monday, September 25th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Monday, September 25th: Suzy Approved

Monday, September 25th: Snowdrop Dreams

Tuesday, September 26th: Read Love Blog

Tuesday, September 26th: Staircase Wit

Wednesday, September 27th: Becky on Books

Thursday, September 28th: A Bookworm’s World

Friday, September 29th: Thoughts on This ‘n That

TBD: Girl Who Reads

TBD: Book Nerd

TBD: Blogging with A


  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Awesome review Jilly!!shared on my socials!!

  2. I hope you enjoy her backlist as much as you loved this latest read!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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