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Her Dark Lies

By: J. T. Ellison

ISBN: 9780778388302

Publisher: MIRA

Publication Date: 03/09/2021

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 4 Stars At the wedding of the year, a killer needs no invitation. 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…

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.

Her Dark LIes



"J.T. Ellison weaves the old and the new, art and history, mystery and love story into one stunning tapestry of a novel. Elegant, propulsive, and utterly unputdownable Her Dark Lies is the work of one of our most talented thriller writers at the very top of her game."

—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45

"Stunning. Her Dark Lies is a gorgeously atmospheric thriller, a brilliant contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Beautifully written, psychologically chilling and gaspingly surprising, J.T. Ellison proves she's our new Daphne DuMaurier." —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First To Lie

"Mesmerizing...Fans of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca will want to check out this compulsively readable tale." Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A compulsive, twisty thriller that is so deftly crafted, you’re left wondering who to trust. A highly addictive and deliciously tense read, Her Dark Lies is fast-paced and full of suspense. This book is a stunner! Readers are going to love it. I’m a forever fan, and I want more.”

— Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestselling author

“A delicious gothic, sumptuously told.” —Laura Benedict, author of THE STRANGER INSIDE

“HER DARK LIES is a propulsive, heart-thumping, atmospheric ride through an Italian island's landscape and the heart’s abyss. When Claire and Jack fall in love they unknowingly set off a series of events that will completely alter their lives and their families. As their wedding weekend unfolds at the enviable Compton seacoast villa on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the past, a wicked storm, and dark secrets catch up to all of them — one by one. Ellison is a master of the complex and compelling tale and here she is at the top of her game. From the breath-taking opening to the stunning conclusion, HER DARK LIES is a work of art.” —Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of FINDING MRS LEWIS and SURVIVING SAVANNAH

“In HER DARK LIES, Ellison whisks you away to a beautiful island in Italy for a high society wedding—what's not to love? But the family that Claire is marrying into has a million secrets that are coming home to roust. She loves Jack to death, but that love might just be the end of her. A crackling thriller that spins out a new web, and a new reveal, with almost every chapter, Ellison has written another winner that you will want to visit!” —Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of I’LL NEVER TELL and SIX WEEKS TO LIVE


JT Ellison

About the Author

J.T. Ellison began her career as a presidential appointee in the White House, where a nuclear physicist taught her how to obsess over travel itineraries and make a seriously good pot of Earl Grey, spawning both her love of loose leaf and a desire for control of her own destiny. Jaded by the political climate in D.C., she made her way back to her first love, creative writing. More than 20 novels later, she is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with millions of books in print, and is published in 28 countries and 16 languages. She is also the EMMY-award winning cohost of A WORD ON WORDS, a literary interview television show, and co-wrote the “A Brit in the FBI” series with #1 New York Times bestseller Catherine Coulter. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two small gray minions, known as cats in some cultures. She thinks they’re furry aliens. Visit JT at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more insight into her wicked imagination. Read More






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