Virtual Event: BOOK LAUNCH J. T. Ellison, Author of Her Dark Lies, in conversation with Allison Brennan

Parnassus Books is delighted to welcome J. T. Ellison, author of Her Dark Lies for a virtual event to launch the book.

This is a virtual event which will take place on the Parnassus Books Facebook page.

This conversation will occur on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00pm Central Time.

After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.


Her Dark Lies will thrill Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith fans with its dark, intense plot, where nothing is as it seems.

Claire Hunter, an almost famous painter, is engaged to handsome, wealthy Max Compton. Their upcoming destination wedding in Italy is the talk of the town. People would kill for an invite. But someone has it in for Claire. She’s been receiving disturbing text messages with dire warnings—Max is not who you think he is. Claire ignores these warnings as someone jealous and out to ruin their wedding. But something about her beloved does bother her—why won’t Max talk about his dead wife?

Max and Claire’s wedding will take place on Isle Isola, the remote Italian island the Comptons have vacationed on for generations. When they arrive on the island, they are greeted with a terrible finding, the skeletal remains of a former island resident, missing for many years.

Max’s warm, loving parents, Anna and Brice Compton, step in to help Claire feel more at ease and when her bridesmaids and family arrive, she is further comforted.

But the Comptons veil of secrecy is at an end. Their first night on the island, their wedding planner plunges down the main staircase and dies. Then wedding guests start to disappear, causing a cascade of terrible events.

The Comptons, Max included, swing into gear against these threats, but they aren’t telling Claire—or anyone—the whole truth. Claire realizes she doesn’t know Max. She doesn’t know him at all.

Can a public family have private secrets? Because the Comptons’ worst secrets are coming back to haunt them, and Claire Hunter is the only one who can unravel decades of lies.


J. T.  Ellison is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 novels, and the EMMY-award winning co-host of A WORD ON WORDS, Nashville's premier literary show. With millions of books in print, her work has won critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and has been published in 26 countries. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.


Allison Brennan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels. She has been nominated for Best Paperback Original Thriller by International Thriller Writers and the Daphne du Maurier Award. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, Allison lives in Arizona with her husband, five kids and assorted pets. 

Event date: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Her Dark Lies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778331988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - March 9th, 2021

Her Dark Lies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778388302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - March 9th, 2021