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Lie to MeLie to Me by J.T. Ellison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Norma’s Review

Traveling Sisters Read with Brenda, Kaceey & Susanne

LIE TO ME by J.T. ELLISON is an interesting and intriguing domestic psychological thriller novel that was quite the imaginative, entertaining and fun book to read.

J.T. ELLISON delivers a gripping and fast-paced read here with plenty of twists and turns that had me guessing right up until the very end.  Nothing is quite as it appears to be and had me questioning almost everything that was happening within the pages of this book.  The story slowly builds suspense which starts off with an unknown narrator, then the husband and then switches narrative to the wife which created some tension and suspicion to the storyline.

I really like when an author adds in an unknown narrator as it is always fun trying to figure out who it is and how they are connected to the story.  In this case my suspicions of who it was were correct but I didn’t really know what the connection was and the reasoning behind it.

I thought this story started off strong and was pretty good with so many twist and turns and there were some surprises along the way but then there were some twists that literally made no sense to me and had me questioning the reasoning behind it.  Huh, what just happened?

To sum it all up it was an entertaining, fun, interesting, and a quick and easy read with an ending that I wasn’t totally satisfied with.  Would recommend!

In addition to reading this book, I purchased myself a copy of the audiobook and I thoroughly enjoyed the performances by all the narrators and thought they all delivered the perfect voices for the characters to make this an enjoyable and entertaining read.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, HQ Digital, and J.T. Ellison for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a review!!


Brenda’s Review

I read Lie To Me with three of my Traveling sisters.  We squeezed this one in between our other sister reads and we weren’t really on schedule with each other.  We didn’t really discuss this one that much.  So for this review I will stick with my thoughts.

Lie to Me is a purely entertaining and intriguing psychological thriller revolving around some domestic violence.  I found the story to be unique in the way the domestic violence was portrayed as I felt J.T Ellison touched on the violence and used it for the convenience of the story.  The story felt like I was watching a soap opera in my head and for me that was a good thing.  For many years when my children were young my guilty pleasure was watching my favorite soap for an hour a day.  That’s what this story felt like to me a guilty pleasure with the over the top dramatic scenes that felt a bit scandalous and doubtful at times giving me that perfect guilty pleasure escape I craved for many years.

Ellison does a good job giving some creepiness to the story with an unnamed character that sent shivers down my spine.  I thought she gave this story just the right amount of balance with the soap opera feel to it and the unpredictable twists and turns that made this a very fun and entertaining read for me. I will admit I was a bit surprised I enjoyed this one so much.  I highly recommend for readers who like a little guilty pleasure with their stories.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, HQ Digital, and J.T. Ellison for the opportunity to read and review this book.


Kaceey’s Review

What a fabulous thriller. Secrets, lies and betrayal! The perfect, juicy recipe! The twists in this book take you in directions you could never imagine. So good!

Ethan returns home to find his wife Sutton, missing. After exhausting all connections with friends and family, he’s at a complete loss. Should he take the next logical step and call the police? Or just keep looking on his own? After all, isn’t the husband the first one on the police radar when a spouse goes missing?

Ethan also has an image to protect – he’s a best-selling author! His current project is based on his wife, and in fact, their life! Probably a mere coincidence – right? Hhmmm….

Told in two time-lines.
THEN – When Ethan and Sutton were first falling in love.
NOW- When their marriage is falling apart.

He said/she said. Who has more to hide? More to lose? There are so many more layers of deception that will keep you guessing right to the end. I thought I had it all figured out, too! (A couple times, in fact) Ha! Hope you will end up with the same surprise I had! Highly recommended for all thriller fans!

A traveling sister read with Norma, Brenda and Susanne!

Thank you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and J.T. Ellison for an advanced copy to review in exchange for an honest review.


10 thoughts on “Traveling Sisters Review: Lie to Me by J.T. Ellison @thrillerchick @HarlequinBooks #travelingsistersread #BookReview

  1. Good one! I’m reading this in early December!

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    1. Oh I hope you enjoy this fun read too, James! 😊

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  2. Jasmine says:

    Excellent review everyone! Love your different inputs. “Send shivers down my spine” “fun entertaining easy read” “had you guessing until the end” sounds like an exciting read! 😊

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    1. Thanks so much, Jasmine! It was a a good one and I had so much fun reading it! 😊

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  3. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    I’m so happy you all enjoyed this one! I have no idea why I couldn’t get into it! It really seems like my kind of book. I am just going to blame it on the annoying audio!!

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    1. Hi Holly! Thanks so much! I listened to some of this by audiobook and I think for the most part it was okay but I think reading it would have been the much better choice for me!


  4. Lindsay says:

    Excellent review sisters! Sounds like a good one!!

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  5. Judy m says:

    I enjoyed it thoroughly but was left very confused by the last two paragraphs. Not sure if it was meant to be a hook for another book or I missed something?

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    1. I remember being a little confused by the last few paragraphs as well. I haven’t looked into it to see if there is a follow-up book to this one. Sorry that I wasn’t much help! I’ll ask Brenda if she remembers the ending.


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