Book Review: Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison

Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison
Paperback, 426 pages
Published September 5th, 2017 by Mira Books
They built a life on lies.

 Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. The couple seems 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.

My thoughts…

Ethan and Sutton Montclair seem to have it all to everyone on the outside, they are both authors, Ethan writes best-sellers and Sutton writes historical romances. But, behind closed doors they don’t have a good marriage. They are still mourning the death of their infant from SIDS. They constantly argue about prior infidelities while their financial problems continue to grow.

Ethan wakes one morning to find a note from his beloved wife basically telling him she's left him and to not look for her. Ethan is worried because her personal items are still in the house. Confused, worried, and unsure, Ethan begins a search of his own by contacting her best friends, they have no idea where she is, and they are quick to blame Ethan. As the police investigate, lies begin to unravel and secrets begin to be uncovered.

The first half of the book is told from Ethan’s view point and we get to see the whole love-hate relationship between the two. The second half of the book is told from Sutton’s view point. I didn't find this half as interesting. There is also the unknown narrator who we get a glimpse of thought-out the book. Both characters are very unlikable, but the story kept me interested to find out the mystery of why Sutton left her husband and who was behind the set up. At times I found the plot to be a bit over the top and unbelievable. Although, it is a fast-paced mystery with plenty of twists and turns.

Happy Reading -J


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