In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at close range severed the connection between Taylor Jackson's thoughts and speech.

Effectively mute, there's no telling if her voice will ever come back. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded by ghosts—of the past, of friendships and trusts lost…of a lost faith in herself and her motives that night. 

When Memphis Highsmythe offers Taylor his home in the Scottish Highlands to recuperate, her fiancé can't refuse her excitement, no matter his distrust of the man. At first, the drafty and singularly romantic castle seems the perfect place for healing. But shortly the house itself surrounds her like a menacing presence. As Taylor's sense of isolation and vulnerability grows, so, too, does her grip on reality. 

Someone or something is coming after Taylor. But is she being haunted by the dead…or hunted by the living?


  • RITA® Award nominee for Best Romantic Suspense, 2012

  • Romantic Times Top Pick!

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  • Publisher: MIRA Books

  • Original Release Date: September 20, 2011

  • Formats: Print, eBook, audiobook

  • Print ISBN: 9780778312680

  • Audiobook Narrator: Joyce Bean

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"Ellison deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Lisa Gardner and Tess Gerritsen. Her latest novel examines life after experiencing a traumatic event while also ripping raw the feelings of grief, fear and loneliness. Ellison is a genius and should be mandatory reading for any thriller aficionado." 
– Romantic Times, 4.5 stars

"The growing suspense will keep readers glued . . . "
– Publishers Weekly

"J.T. Ellison gets her Hitchcock on, expertly ratcheting up the tension, twisting her finely honed plot, and just plain messing with her characters' heads until the superbly explosive end. Not to be missed!"  
Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of LOVE YOU MORE

"WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE is riveting! J.T. Ellison is in top form with this stunning novel of psychological suspense. Atmospheric, emotional, eerie and impossible to put down."                  
– Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author of SAINT'S GATE

"This is one of those novels that grips you from the very first page. Excellent and intriguing with full blown characters that come alive. It's a novel not to be missed."  
Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of GHOST WALK