Bestselling author, J.T. Ellison, follows up her critically acclaimed Gone Girl-esque domestic thriller, Lie to Me, with Tear Me Apart, a dark psychological suspense novel that explores just how far a loving mother will go to protect her family. When Lauren Wright’s daughter is fighting for her life, the layers of lies built around her family crack the veneer of perfection and sets the lives of two families on a collision course that threaten to leave everyone torn apart by vicious secrets.
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. 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?
Meanwhile Mindy’s mother, Lauren, realizes just how far she is willing go to save her daughter. Nothing is out of bounds––even if it costs her everything she's spent years to build and exposes the darkest secrets she needs to hide.
J.T. Ellison’s exceptional voice brings to life a domestic noir portrait of the dark sides of family and devotion. With vivid movement through time and breathless suspense, Tear Me Apart is a powerful story of love, sacrifice, and murder.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes standalone domestic noir and psychological thriller series, the latter starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the international thriller series A Brit in the FBI with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the Emmy Award-winning show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband.