For me, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind—but in the best kind of way. My beloved five-year project NO ONE KNOWS is finally out into the world, and I'm so tickled/thankful/relieved that you guys are enjoying it.
You just never know what'll happen when you switch gears, ya know?
At any rate, for your entertainment, I've gathered up the articles, interviews, endorsements, and some of my favorite reviews of the book. After collecting all of this in one place, I can see how I actually wrote 1/4 of a novel in nonfiction about this book (20,000 words, folks).
Written Interviews & Features
When I met with TN Ledger journalist Zack Barnes, I had no idea he was going to do three articles about me: three. But he did. And I'm so honored to be young journalist's first cover story. Here are articles one, two, and three.
Fresh Fiction included NO ONE KNOWS in their quarterly mystery box
A nice feature on 2nd & Church online
XOXO After Dark featured the first chapter of the book
On Criminal Element, I talked about the dream that inspired NO ONE KNOWS. It may have included my husband, Opryland Hotel, and Harlan Coben.
For Southern Writers Magazine's Suite T blog, I wrote about my fears and journey to writing a standalone novel.
I also had a delightful conversation with Lori's Reading Corner!
It's always an honor to be part of The Big Thrill. I appreciate all the love ITW has thrown me over the years!
*We still have a couple more things in the works... I'll let you know as they pop up!
It's been a while since I've been on Suspense Magazine Radio, but it was such a blast!
It's always lovely to talk to my friend, Libby Hellemann. On Second Sunday Crime, we chatted about NO ONE KNOWS, writing, and the best wine out there.
I loved the premise of the Creative Push Podcast. Host Youngman Brown was a delight to talk to. Creatives, this is a podcast for you.
Some of my favorites were:
Dream by Day Book Reviews (she knows how to style a photo—so elegant!)
And here are the trade reviews you've seen:
“Riveting . . . a skillfully plotted story that's equal parts mystery, psychological thriller, and cautionary tale. Ellison's twists are fresh . . . and the novel's action-packed conclusion will shock.”
“The unreliable female narrator is all the rage, and Aubrey Hamilton is up there with the slipperiest of them all.”
“The reader becomes enthralled with Aubrey and her life while also desperate to learn answers. The payoff succeeds in surprising.”
“You think GONE GIRL couldn't be topped, try Ellison's web of betrayal, lies and deceit. And wonder --”
—Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of NEMESIS
“Enthralling! Ellison's twisty, turny thriller is my kind of novel; interesting characters, complex plotting, and an ending you'll never see coming. Suspense at its finest!”
—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of FIND HER
"J.T. Ellison's stand-alone thriller is a slow burn suspense that heats up, page-by-page, until the shocking end. NO ONE KNOWS is unputdownable, a gripping story that begs to be read in one sitting."
—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of NO GOOD DEED
“Clever and compelling, JT Ellison’s NO ONE KNOWS is a page-turner full of unexpected twists and surprises. Pour a glass of wine, settle down in your favorite chair, and get ready for an entertaining roller coaster of a read. JT Ellison is a fast-rising star.”
—Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of THE FIRST ORDER
“Reader beware: In NO ONE KNOWS J.T. Ellison has created a masterful game of cat-and-mouse—with Ellison being the cat and us readers her prey. My favorite kind of story—I loved it.”
—Erica Spindler, New York Times bestselling author of THE FIRST WIFE and THE FINAL SEVEN
“NO ONE KNOWS grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go. A compelling thriller about loss, betrayal, and buried secrets, it’s a book you’ll devour, trying to guess what’s going on and what will happen next. The twists are genuinely—and satisfyingly—shocking. J.T. Ellison has written another winner.”
—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of PHANTOM INSTINCT
“J.T. Ellison has created one hell of a brain-bender. NO ONE KNOWS is a masterfully written shell game in which a grief-stricken woman is forced to reckon with her past until everything she believes about love, hope, and trust is tested. Ellison’s storytelling powers are on sharp display in this literary thriller, proving that no one is who they claim to be and everyone has secrets worth protecting. Compelling, perceptive, unsettling and with an ending so on point I wish I could read it again for the first time. I inhaled this novel.”
—Ariel Lawhon, author of FLIGHT OF DREAMS
“Like a nerve-shredding trip through a carnival house of mirrors, NO ONE KNOWS left me breathless. Ellison's deft, seamless prose makes her devilish twists look effortless, and her sleight-of-hand with the facts of Aubrey Hamilton’s troubled life keeps the tension wire-high. NO ONE KNOWS is razor-sharp, shocking, and delicious.”
—Laura Benedict, author of CHARLOTTE’S STORY