Gather round, my friends. Here she is, the cover for my next thriller, TEAR ME APART! Isn’t she stunning?
Confession: This book is unlike any other I have ever written. It’s a very serious family drama, a dark suspense with a Girl, Interrupted vibe, albeit if the girls from the film were grown up. It's about a mother's love, and secrets, and darkness. The tagline, Everyone Has A Dark Side, could not be more perfect. I got chills when I saw it on the cover.
It wasn't an easy book to write, because what I drafted is nothing like what the book ended up being. I had to take chances, to tap into deeply personal issues, and I resisted. But in the end, I allowed it to happen, and I hope you love it.
Another quick bit of news – news I think you'll like – the pub date has moved up. The book is now being released August 28 – almost a month early. It's available for pre-order now, so you can reserve your copy today. (And often, the retailer will charge you the book’s lowest price during the pre-order period, which is awesome.) It’s also available for sharing with Goodreads friends and real-life friends.
Here’s some more about the book…
The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s TEAR ME APART is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them.
One moment will change their lives forever…
Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter.
Who knows the answers?
The race to save Mindy’s life means unraveling years of lies. Was she accidentally switched at birth or is there something more sinister at play? The search for the truth will tear a family apart…and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets.
With vivid movement through time, TEAR ME APART examines the impact layer after layer of lies and betrayal has on two families, the secrets they guard, and the desperate fight to hide the darkness within.