I am thrilled to announce NO ONE KNOWS will be coming out in mass market paperback September 24! It has a spiffy new cover, and I was able to do a pass through, fixing some tiny issues.
Also, for the first time in print and ebook in the US, the original ending for the book has been restored. 🎉
Ever since I agreed to change the ending, I’ve felt something was missing from the book. It was too abrupt the way it was originally published. The addition of the original ending truly finishes out the book, and I hope you feel the same.
It was both fun and alarming to reread this book. It’s not something I’ve ever done—once a book is published, that’s it. I might listen to the audio, but I don’t reread. Ever. It’s a rule. Because of course there are a hundred things I would change, if I could. I think that hold true for many authors.
But this time, with the permission of my editor, I did just that. The book took place 6 years ago in Nashville—I adjusted a few things to be more current. I smoothed some rough edges. I addressed a mistake that made it through. Little things, here and there.
All around, it was a joyous experience. This was my first standalone novel. It’s much more “literary” than my series novels. It was the first time I really stretched my wings as a writer—leveled up, as we like to say. I am obscenely proud of my debut effort at a standalone. It was a Book of the Month selection, was long listed for the SIBA Southern Book award, was an Okra Pick, was a She Reads pick, made Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide, and, thanks to you, hit the USA Today list.
If you haven’t heard the story behind the plot of NO ONE KNOWS, you should read this: THE SECRET PROJECT IS NO LONGER A SECRET. It’s a fun peek into the origins of this novel. I hope you love it, and if you haven’t read the book, now’s your chance. Even if you did, I hope you will get your new and improved copy come September. Links below! Mwuah!
About the book:
With the same page-turning suspense as The Husband’s Secret, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison’s No One Knows is a “riveting…skillfully plotted” (Publishers Weekly) thriller that questions if the narrator’s husband really has returned from the dead—or if she’s merely losing her mind.
Aubrey Hamilton has been mourning her missing husband for five years, despite being the prime suspect in his murder. When he is officially declared dead, there are still more questions than answers: Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered, or did he run away? And is the new, mysterious man in Aubrey’s life as familiar as he appears, or have years of loneliness and confusion finally driven her mad?
No One Knows is an evocative mystery that explores the complex darkness within all of us, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins.