Her Dark Lies

J.T. Ellison. Mira, $17.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-7783-8830-2
When Nashville artist Claire Hunter, the narrator of this mesmerizing romantic suspense novel from bestseller Ellison (Good Girls Lie), and her fiancé, Jack Compton, the son of a computer company magnate, arrive on Isle Isola, Italy, for their wedding at the Compton family villa, Claire is alarmed to hear that skeletal remains were dug up at the villa during restoration work the day before. She feels better after Jack reassures her that such finds are common on an island with a long history, but it turns out to be a harbinger of more sinister things to come, such as hacking of the Comptons’ private servers and discovery of the body of a family employee. Convinced that someone is trying to sabotage their wedding, Jack and Claire unite in an effort to identify the culprit before more lives are lost. Characters with secrets to hide and mysterious deaths, including that of Jack’s first wife, who died in a sailing accident a decade earlier, add to the menacing atmosphere. Fans of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca will want to check out this compulsively readable tale. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 12/08/2020
Release date: 03/09/2021
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Hardcover - 384 pages - 978-0-7783-3198-8
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