Monday, March 8, 2021

Blog Tour: Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison

Her Dark Lies
J.T. Ellison
On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
9780778388302, 0778388301
Trade Paperback
$16.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic

Fast-paced and brilliantly unpredictable, J.T. Ellison’s breathtaking new novel invites you to a wedding none will forget—and some won’t survive.

Jutting from sparkling turquoise waters off the Italian coast, Isle Isola is an idyllic setting for a wedding. In the majestic cliff-top villa owned by the wealthy Compton family, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends…and a host of dark secrets.

From the moment Claire sets foot on the island, something seems amiss. Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife.

Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins…

4.5 Stars

What's meant to be a beautiful, private wedding turns into a dark, atmospheric thriller you cannot put down. Talk about a book with a body count! Claire Hunter has done everything to fit in Jack's life, she isn't there for his family's money, she truly does love him, but she's holding onto some secrets. Jackson Compton has secrets of his own, including that he might have liked Claire more with her tattoos, but his biggest secret might just ruin the idyllic Italian island wedding. The weekend is marred by disaster after disaster, with the family and Claire threatened from every angle. More than that though, Jack's long deceased wife has some secrets in the crypt that could upend everything.

Slow, descriptive, and haunting, Her Dark Lies is a wedding thriller with just the right amount of mystery and intrigue. I loved the historic location and the naturally mysterious atmosphere that comes with a location rumored to be haunted. Jack and Claire are both intriguing characters, I enjoyed getting their individual backstories over the course of the book rather than all up front. Plus, the mysterious third perspective makes the two all the more interesting. I asked myself several times, "what do I not know her?" With the power out, the wedding plans threatened, and secrets spilling from every mouth I could not put this book down.

So, I admit I had my hesitations when I saw this book. Its cover and general premise sounded quite similar to a book I loved last year, but I like J.T. Ellison quite a lot so I had to give it a try. I am quite happy to report that outside of the cover, similarities in location, stormy weather, and of course, the wedding plotline, Her Dark Lies is a standout, unique thriller. This one gets dark and the danger lurks in every corner, so go in prepared to be surprised.

About the Author:

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 25 novels, and the EMMY® award winning co-host of the literary show A WORD ON WORDS. With millions of books in print, her work has won critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and has been published in 28 countries. She lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

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