Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is my current read:  Lie to Me, by J. T. Ellison, a stunning page-turner about the disintegration of a marriage as grief, jealousy, betrayal and murder destroy the facade of the perfect literary couple…






Intro:  (Franklin, Tennessee – Now)

Ethan found the note ten minutes after he rolled out of bed that Tuesday, the Tuesday that would change everything.  He came downstairs, yawning, scratching his chest, to…nothing.  Empty space, devoid of wife.

Sutton always began her morning at the kitchen table with a bowl of cereal, a piece of fruit, and a cup of tea.  She read the paper, scoffing at the innumerable typos—the paper was going under; paying for decent copyediting was the least of their worries.  A bowl full of cereal, a glass of milk, and a spoon would be laid out for him, the sports page folded neatly by his seat.  Always.  Always.

But this morning, there was no evidence Sutton had been in the kitchen.  No newspaper, no bowl.  No wife.



“He’s very believable.  But I also think he knows a lot more than he’s saying.  Something wasn’t right in that house.  Did you see the bloodstain on the counter near the refrigerator?”

“I did.” (22%).


Synopsis:  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.


I’m loving this one so far.  What do you think?  Do you want to keep reading?


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