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Lie To Me

December 6, 2017

 

“We’re all such good people.  Until we’re not.  Until something pushes us over the edge.” - Unreliable Narrator, Lie To Me

 

Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison is a fast-paced page turner that will keep your head spinning until the end.  I was absolutely hooked on this book from the very first sentence, and J.T. Ellison didn’t let go of the hold her words had on me until the very last one.  I believe the characters weren’t meant to be likable, however, that didn’t stop me from being smitten with Ethan Montclair from the start.  Having said that, I didn’t particularly find his wife, Sutton, likable and I was still all in.  J.T. Ellison masterfully unravels a tale that is flipping back and forth between ‘then’ and ‘now’ as well as between multiple narrators.  We are given stories from Ethan, Sutton and an unreliable narrator.  Don’t worry, I won’t spoil the surprise identity of that character, but I will say that those chapters were some of my favorites.  Lie To Me is packed full of all of my favorite elements; drama, betrayal, plot twists, secrets, and of course lies.  This one has short chapters which is, again, a factor that I love.  I was flying through those chapters and just had to know more.  Another treat J.T. Ellison allowed us was the naming of the Chapters, they are simply addictive.  I dare you to finish one chapter and read the title of the next without continuing on.  Your interest will be peaked, no doubt. 

 

I have seen this book compared to another beloved title by many readers on multiple occasions.  I will say that for me this one was so much more than anything that has come before it.  I was constantly engaged and excited throughout the entire 400 pages.  That’s hard to do y’all.           

 

This was my first J.T. Ellison novel and I read it as part of the Salt Water Reads book club that I co-curate with Stacey Armand over on Instagram.  I am officially a fan and now I need all the books she has ever written or plans to write.  I. Am. Hooked.

 

 

If you enjoy addictive books that constantly surprise you, this is the book for you.

 

I give this one 4.5 addictive stars out of 5. 

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