Ethan Montclair finds a note left from his wife, Sutton, that tells him that she needs to leave and not to look for her. Normally this would seem to be pretty cut and dry that Sutton had decided to leave their marriage but Ethan does not believe that to be the case this time. Ethan and Sutton had lost their son exactly a year before and he’s worried that there is more to Sutton’s disappearance than wanting out of the marriage and that she might actually hurt herself.
Ethan decides to call the police with his concerns over Sutton and with all of her things left behind and no contact with anyone an investigation is opened into the matter. Once it’s out there that Sutton has gone missing the media are all over the story since Ethan and Sutton are both known authors. The police do begin to investigate but it’s quickly found that no one involved gives them the truth. Stories begin to change the longer that Sutton is gone and quickly the case turns into looking at Ethan for Sutton’s murder even without a body being found.
Lie To Me by J.T. Ellison is a psychological thriller that was certainly a quite compelling read that had the pages flying by as each secret is uncovered and the twists and turns begin to pile up. The story is told from varying points of view including some rather creepy passages coming from whomever it is behind what has happened to the missing wife. The couple in question in the story are ones that seem to have that perfect life until it’s put under a microscope and the secrets and lies come to light.
Reading this story I didn’t find Ethan to be too terribly likable which he even admits that he comes across that way in the story but this put a few suspicions into my mind early on and made me think that this book would be easy to figure out. Boy oh boy was I wrong on that count thankfully. Honestly when finished I don’t see how any reader could possibly guess where this journey will take them and that made for one completely riveting read. This one would be for those that enjoy a complex thriller that has plenty of twists that will have your brain resembling a pretzel when finally coming to the shocking conclusion, definitely a great read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.