Her Dark Lies
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 d ...more
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Claire and her soon-to-be husband, Jack, leave a shocking incident behind at Claire’s home in Nashville, and travel to the Isle Isola island. Here, Jack and his wealthy family own a villa. It’s the perfect setting for their nuptials, among 30 of ...more
Thank you Harper Collins/MIRA Books for my copy of Her Dark Lies by JT Ellison in exchange for my honest review. This title releases March 9, 2021.
A wedding set on a remote island.
New and old dead bodies piling up.
Everyone has a secret and anyone could have done it.
It’s no secret that JT Ellison is by far one of my favourite thriller writers of ALL TIME. I discovered her writing almost 4 years ago with her standalone Lie To Me, and have been hooked ever since. I still squeal with the knowledge ...more
So, does being in this book make me biased? Is it going to make me give this a higher star rating than what it deserves? Hell no. Ellison is one of my favorite authors, because her writing instantly draws yo ...more
Thoughts: I really enjoyed all the dynamics at play in this book. All of the characters ...more
I would just like to say - I LOVE J.T. Ellison as an author - I don't know how she comes up with the twisting, atmospheric and wild plots she does, but I hope she never stops.
This new one from her is in top form, and possibly her best work yet. I was sucked in from the very start (and let me also mention that in a year when travel is impossible, being able to visit an Italian island with a castle on ...more
Claire, an artist blooming in Nashville, Tn has recently assumed the fiancé status to the very wealthy Jack Compton. Before leaving for their wedding on Jack’s family’s private island in Italy, a break-in to Clai ...more
Claire is an upcoming artist who somehow becomes engaged to Jackson Compton. The Comptons are an incredibly wealthy, incredibly powerful family and that are a lot of mob-family allusions that help add to the dark, intense atmospher ...more
Claire Hunter is an artist and is engaged to marry very wealthy William Jackson Compton "Jack" at the family villa in Isle Isola, Italy with a small gathering of family and friends coming to the villa for the weekend. The villa sits atop a high cliff with magnificent breathtaking views. The villa also has lots of hidden tunnels and its own crypt. Wh ...more
Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for providing an arc for my honest revie ...more
Publication date: March 9, 2021
When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is once again closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today.
I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from ...more
Just as they are to depart Nashville, Tennessee, for their nuptials in Europe, Claire and Jackson are attacked in their home. The off ...more
A huge thank you to @htpbooks @bookclubbish @thrillerchick @_mira_books_ for the free ARC of “Her Dark Lies” to review! This book releases on 3/9/21, but clearly I couldn’t wait to read it!!
“At the wedding of the year, a killer needs no invitation.”
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK. Let’s start with the writing style. J.T. Ellison has this way of writing that just sucks you in and does not let go until the very last page. This book may have been over 400 pages long, but I wanted MORE! ...more
I was sent this book from the publisher/publicity team. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.
JT Ellison is one of my favorite thriller writers of all time. I was very excited for this one and started it the day it arrived in the mail.
This had a little bit of everything from romance, to mystery/suspense, to historical context. I was really hooked at first and really ...more
The bride, Claire, is a shallow woman who was once a bohemian artist with a Dark Past but has transformed herself into a trophy wife for her rich groom, Jack, who lost his first wife in mysterious circumstances. Claire and Jack's relationship is presented in a superficial he-completes-me sort of way. There is a lot of focus on describing their lux ...more
I mean, what's not to like? A beautiful wedding within a wealthy but kind family on a secluded island. It sounds like perfection.
However, looks can be deceiving. Because nearly everyone at this wedding has a secret to hide, but whose secret is the biggest, and what will that secret cost them?
I love how Ellison is so good at weaving a story of intrigue, however this one fell ever ...more
What could be more romantic than a wedding on the Isle Isola? Surrounded by cliffs and water with an over the top villa where you can get lost if you aren’t careful.
Claire Hunter is an artist. On the rise and to top it off, she is marrying Jack Compton of the uber-wealthy Compton family. The Comptons have secrets. A lot of secrets.
When Claire and Jack arrive at the villa, things begin to go wrong. A skeleton has been found and it has everyone on edge. Brothers are fighting, the help is sketchy a ...more
I really enjoyed listening to Claire’s POV but once the second narrator comes into play, the book picks up quickly.
I found it kind of ridiculous to think anyone, even the great Compton family, would move forward after the “surprises” and then Henna. Come on....as if all that could be hidden from the guests. Nope ...more
It is very difficult to determine who is the good guy and who is the bad. At some point, everyone is suspect.
J.T. Ellison has established herself as an acclaimed author. This book is one of her best. L Suspense and excitement exist from the beginning words. Her Dark Lies is a book you won’t want to put down.
I received an ARC from MIRA books through Goodread ...more
Elision is one of my favorites and this one just didn’t work for me, I had to start it several times and then I read some reviews to skip over the beginning which I did thankfully I was able to get into the story but then it ebbed and flowed for ...more
I really liked t ...more