This book was sen to Traveling With T for review consideration. Traveling With T also purchased this for her listening while walking time.
It’s One of Us
Summary: Everybody lies. Even the ones you think you know best of all . . .
Olivia Bender designs exquisite home interiors that satisfy the most demanding clients. But her own deepest desire can’t be fulfilled by marble counters or the perfect rug. She desperately wants to be a mother. Fertility treatments and IVF keep failing. And just when she feels she’s at her lowest point, the police deliver shocking news to Olivia and her husband, Park.
DNA results show that the prime suspect in a murder investigation is Park’s son. Olivia is relieved, knowing this is a mistake. Despite their desire, the Benders don’t have any children. Then comes the confession. Many years ago, Park donated sperm to a clinic. He has no idea how many times it was sold—or how many children he has sired.
As the murder investigation goes deeper, more terrible truths come to light. With every revelation, Olivia must face the unthinkable. The man she married has fathered a killer. But can she hold that against him when she keeps such dark secrets of her own?
This twisting, emotionally layered thriller explores the lies we tell to keep a marriage together–or break each other apart . . .
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I love J.T. Ellison’s books. LOVE them. Lie To Me, Her Dark Lies,Good Girls Lie, and Tear Me Apart are some of the ones I’ve read!
J.T. always has a twist or two that I don’t necessarily see coming. So some of It’s One of Us I guessed kinda early and some, well, I was not expecting it.
What I loved:
Clearly, I am a fan of the cover.
Olivia. Man, that lady had some stress on her, but she had some one liners that made me stop and laugh.
The ending. It worked for me.
Bottom line: I was intrigued by the plot ( the cops come to ask about a son, but these people don’t have children only to find out that he donated his sperm and had SEVERAL children?! Hello documentary gold! ) But while that hooked me, what kept me going was the unfolding of their lives. Each perfect layer was slowly being ripped to shreds and that is where J.T. Ellison shines- showing what people do when their backs are against a wall. Highly recommend.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. Traveling With T also purchased it because the divine Julia Whelan narrates and I had to listen to her All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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T @ Traveling With T