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Publisher's Summary

Domestic noir at its best. Listeners will devour this stunning audiobook about the disintegration of a marriage as grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder destroy the facade of the perfect literary couple.

New York Times best-selling author J. T. Ellison takes her exceptional writing to a new level with this breakout novel.

They built a life on lies.

Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem 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 listener breathless.

©2017 J. T. Ellison (P)2017 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 07-09-2017

Sharp Psychological Thriller - 4 Amazing Narrators

How well do you know the person you’ve married?

How much do you trust the person you live with? The person you sleep beside? The person you have sex with?

Lies, evasions, jealousies, tragedies…how is a couple supposed to survive? By either growing closer or moving apart. When Ethan Montclair wakes up one morning and breakfast isn’t ready, he assumes his wife Sutton has gone for a run. It never occurs to him that she’s run away. Yet her handwritten note tells him not to look for her.

Despite her request, Ethan does look. He speaks to anyone who might know where Sutton has gone and eventually even calls the police – knowing he will be considered the prime suspect in her disappearance. But he loves her and is worried. As the story unfurls, Ethan and Sutton’s lives are put under a microscope and all is not as it appears. The question is, how far will Ethan go to uncover his wife’s truth? And how is it that his perception appears to be so different than hers – if her friends and family are to be believed?

I love stories where things are slowly peeled away and layers lifted. Nothing was implausible, but the end was still a surprise.

I’m a huge J.T. Ellison fan and have been waiting with bated breath for this book. I listened to the audio in one day.

I was not disappointed.

I love psychological thrillers with unreliable narrators. In this case, there are literally a number of different voices – 4 in all. It is great that they producers decided to go with four different, and talented, narrators. Each brings something unique and I especially love Matthew’s British accent for Ethan.

If you loved Ellison’s No One Knows, you will really enjoy this one and I highly recommend it.

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  • PollyAnna2
  • 26-09-2017

Loved it

Very different that the typical, psychological thriller, in the way the characters and story line developed. The narrators were all very good, and kept a good pace.
The only thing I was disappointed with, was that once you “figured it out”, it seemed kind of rushed to an end, and fell flat. But I do still definitely recommend it! Read it or listen, it’s a great story.

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  • Kat Ferguson
  • 22-10-2017

What a waste

The person that wrote 'GONE GIRL' should sue this author. It mimics Gone Girl in so many ways but it was dreadfully done. I found myself fast forwarding so much, I basically listened to about a third of the book.

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  • L Scott
  • 12-10-2017

Hard To Keep Up

Took me forever to finish because I had to keep rewinding or skipping back to chapters to figure out what was going on

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  • Wayne
  • 28-05-2018

It's okay!

The plot is quite good, but the novel drags it out to the point of boredom. The four narrator arrangement works well, but it is overkill. I disagree with the reviewers who liken this novel to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl since the evil woman is LIE TO ME is not the protagonist.

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  • HailtoTheVictors
  • 26-11-2017

Gone Girl, much?

Blatant rip off of gone girl. I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me the writer read gone girl and wrote this book immediately after. There are so many parallels it’s pathetic. Regardless, the book is OK for about the first 50 chapters and then it just gets boring, repetitive, and predictable. Save yourself. I wish I had.

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  • Jessica
  • 11-09-2017

We are all good people until we aren't.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! One of the best psychological thrillers that I've read in quite some time!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Absolutely. You knew they were being set up, but figuring out who and how was an intense ride. Then at the end, you think you know everything, until the detective returns with more news.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Everything! Perfect narration for this book!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

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  • Crazy Lady
  • 30-09-2017

Sorry, JT, this is just awful!

JT Ellison has been one of my favorites since before most folks knew who she was, but I just cannot finish this--in fact, I have barely started it, but it has to go back--I simply cannot get into it. I have listened to every one of he first ones, some more than once, but this is too painful to listen to.

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  • Jeanette S.
  • 15-08-2018

good book

I enjoyed this book, It had a few twists and turns that I didn't expect.

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  • The Vagabond Baker
  • 11-08-2018

Skip this one

Predictable, contrived, ridiculous! Ironic that the characters are writers but the dialogue is stilted and pretentious.

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  • Sophie
  • 14-06-2018

The best book I've listened to in a long time

Loved the characters, the plot twists and the pace of this book. Brilliantly written and narrated.

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 10-01-2018

Brilliant


So what a stonking good read. That ending was a twister that I didn't see coming, and the three witches, the so called bezzie mates well they showed their true colours.

Ethan and Sutton have it all, good looks, health, wealth and the perfect marriage. To top off this wonderful life Ethan is an author and Sutton is a writer. Yes you read that correctly that is how it is described. All will come clear as you read on.

Has Ethan been a naughty man, Sutton doesn't know, all she knows is she is becoming increasingly paranoid, is relying more and more on her friends who each hold secrets for her. But the morning that Ethan wakes up to discover her note saying she has gone away and please don't try to find me is what starts the ball rolling, gathering speed until he is arrested for her murder.

Absolutely fabulous read/listen. Might just read another one of JT Ellisons' books before adding to my following list

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  • Zoe Muncey
  • 01-01-2018

Absolutely fantastic!!! One of the best Psychological Thrillers I have read

Absolutely fantastic!!! One of the best Psychological Thrillers I have read....the page turning way that this is written is truly gripping and unputdownable.....The twist at the end that I did see coming only followed by another twist that I did not!!!!