Tuesday, March 09, 2021

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


Today, I'm so happy to be a tour stop on the blog tour for Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison. Thank you MIRA Books for inviting me to participate. 

Title: Her Dark Lies
Author: J.T. Ellison
Published: March 2021, MIRA
Format: ARC Paperback, 416 pages
Source: Publisher

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…

My thoughts: I have been a fan of J.T. Ellison's stand-alone books for quite a while now. She manages to create such wickedly addictive reads and this one is no exception. 

Right from the start, I was pulled into this one and had immediate Rebecca vibes. The destination wedding set on an isolated clifftop villa during a crazy storm just set me on edge and I loved just how much the setting comes into play here in this book - it's almost as if both become characters in this story. And then there's the characters that you just know have their secrets...they all have that sense that they are hiding something, every last one of them and I found myself wondering just who was trustworthy and who was not. 

I loved the way the story was told, using multiple points of view and short chapters. It just keeps you completely engaged and wondering what the heck is going on. There are little twists along the way, some of which are a bit shocking and some that you might be able to see coming but still keep you hooked because you need to see how it is all going to play out.

This is such a dark, twisted book and I loved how it takes a common story and turns it upside down. This isn't a story you know. It is so cleverly plotted and filled with such deliciously dark and fun characters. And the gothic vibes just add to the overall suspense and tension, giving you that creepy feeling with a sense of foreboding always looming. I highly recommend picking this one up...it does not disappoint!



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 TV 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. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

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