Friday, February 24, 2023

Spotlight & Excerpt: It's One of Us by J.T. Ellison

 I've enjoyed J.T. Ellison in the past so I'm happy to share her newest release, It's One of Us. I have an excerpt and details about the book below:

It's One of Us by J.T. Ellison
Publication Date: February 21th 2023 by MIRA
Pages: 400

Book Description:

From the New York Times bestselling author comes this twisting, emotionally layered thriller about a marriage torn apart when the police arrive at an infertile couple’s door and reveal the husband’s son is the prime suspect in a murder. The perfect blend of exhilarating suspense and issue-driven book club fiction.

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 . . .


About the author:

J.T. Ellison is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 novels, and the EMMY-award winning co-host of A WORD ON WORDS, Nashville's premier literary show. With millions of books in print, her work has won critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and has been published in 26 countries. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

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  1. What a shocking way to learn a secret about your husband! And apparently that's just the tip of the iceberg. Sounds like a good one!

  2. I've read one book by this author which I loved, but I haven't read any of her other books. This premise certainly starts out with an interesting twist!

  3. I really enjoyed this twisty story, Rachel. Did you read it yet? If you did, What did you think?

    1. I did read it and I really enjoyed the mystery and twists. There were a few! I felt really bad for Olivia, though. Couldn't stand Park!

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    1. It is an interesting one. I can't imagine having kids out in the wild I wasn't aware of and in this case it was extreme!

  5. Wow, nice excerpt. Heartbreaking too.

    1. Yes, it was heartbreaking. I felt for Olivia even though she wasn't a saint either.

  6. Oh hello, she's keeping secrets too? I did not expect that!!

    1. I know! I sort of suspected there might be something like that. Still, I couldn't fault her for what happened in the end. I couldn't stand Park!