A DEEPER DARKNESS, Dr. Samantha Owens #1, coming 4.17.12

I know, I know, I've been holding out. It's finally time to share what A DEEPER DARKNESS is about, and the amazing advance praise it's been getting. The cover is still being finalized, but I know y'all don't want to wait anymore. I'll have much more to say about the book closer to release day. So, without further ado... I bring you the first installment in a brand new series featuring medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens.


Coming April 17, 2012 
(pre-order yours today!)


"Shocking suspense, compelling characters and fascinating forensic details.  
When it comes to fast-paced thrillers, J.T. Ellison always has her game on."
~Lisa Gardner, #1 NYT bestselling author of CATCH ME


Into the Flood Again

As a medical examiner, Samantha Owens knows her job is to make a certain sense of death with crisp methodology and precision instruments. But the day the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, the light vanished from Sam's life. She's pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate—until she receives a peculiar call from Washington, D.C.

On the other end of line is an old boyfriend’s mother, asking Sam to do a second autopsy on her son. Eddie Donovan is officially the victim of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam’s sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. The ex-Ranger was murdered, though not for his car.

Forced to confront the burning memories and feelings about yet another loved one killed brutally, Sam loses herself in the mystery contained within Donovan’s old notes. Leading her to the untouchable Xander Whitfield, a soldier off-grid since his return from Afghanistan, and then to a series of brutal crimes stretching from that harsh mountainous war zone to this nation’s capital, the tale told between the lines makes it clear that nobody’s hands are clean, and that making sense of murder sometimes means putting yourself in the crosshairs of death.

"A DEEPER DARKNESS has everything I love in a thriller: stunning twists and shocks, fascinating forensics, and heroines I deeply cared about. JT Ellison is one of the best writers in the game."
~Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author of THE SILENT GIRL


"A DEEPER DARKNESS is not only a compelling thriller but a multilayered meditation on grief and loss. Dr. Samantha Owens is a forensic investigator with heart and soul and this is the start of a most promising new series for rising star JT Ellison."
~Jeff Abbott, NYT bestselling Author of ADRENALINE


"Intense and riveting, A DEEPER DARKNESS is JT Ellison at her finest. Dr. Samantha Owens is one of the most memorable and engaging characters in thriller fiction today. I want more Sam! JT Ellison is a master storyteller, and ultimately A DEEPER DARKNESS is an extraordinary story of life and hope. Superb!"
~Carla Neggers, NYT bestselling author of Saint's Gate


"A Deeper Darkness hits all the right notes: terrific characters, great setting, fast pace and fascinating storyline. Dark and compelling, rich with authentic detail, I couldn’t put it down. Look out Kay Scarpetta, there’s a new medical examiner on the block."
~Erica Spindler, NYT bestselling author of WATCH ME DIE


"A Deeper Darkness is everything a great thriller should be: clever, complex, and captivating. J.T. Ellison’s gripping new series is a winner!"
~Allison Brennan, NYT bestselling author of SILENCED