This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Lie To Me
Summary: They built a life on lies
Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s idyllic life is not as it appears. The couple seems 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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I blame Ariel Lawhon about this book. She talked about Lie to Me in Three Lies To Watch Out For and as soon as I read the description- an intense craving for this book hit me. I searched for it on Netgalley only to find out that it was not available at the time to request. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long for the book to be on Netgalley!
This book is going to draw comparisons to other GIRL books. But let me say this: it’s better. It’s different than other GIRL books but with some slight not similarities, just broad ideas of missing women, unreliable narrators and lies.
Now…. on to the part that really made me draw a comparison to Gone Girl and a confession: I LOVED GONE GIRL. I still love it. The book, the set-up, the movie. I love Amy in the literary version and film version. And while some may wonder why a nice girl like me thinks Amy is the cats pajamas- it has a lot to do with how badass she was. She set her husband up perfectly and then un-set him up just as well. And each time he thought he was gaining the upper hand, she was 15 paces ahead of him. Characters like that do not come along often and I enjoyed the hell outta Amy. In reading Lie To Me, there is a character that gave me the same type of thrill that Amy did- but maybe even more- because this character when we meet *it* ( being careful with my pronouns) is not asking you to like *it* like Amy was at at first- this character knows from the beginning that you won’t like *it* and is not shameful or upset about that at all. This character knows how *it* works and the chapters that readers see from *it’s* point of view were some extra-damn good chapters.
What I liked:
Cover. I love covers like this.
The setting. Nashville is not my home town, but I used to have a college roommate that lived in the area. So, I became familiar with Nashville, but also Franklin- because we would spend weekends shopping, eating out, and just enjoying the city.
The lies. I don’t like liars in real life, but I LOVE liars in fiction. 🙂
Bottom line: J.T. Ellison writes a book that keeps you guessing in all the best ways. If this book ISN’T on your radar- you are totally missing out!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
**This book is a September 2017 #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T.**
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T