Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tear Me Apart - J.T. Ellison - Review and Giveaway

Tear Me Apart is the latest book from J.T. Ellison.

Seventeen year old Mindy Wright is a world class skier, on track for the Olympics. An accident during a race leaves her with a broken leg. To compound things, a routine blood test reveals Mindy has cancer - and that she is not related to the people she calls Mom and Dad.

Now how could that be? Yep, mom Lauren had to know right? So why has she kept that from both Mindy and husband Jasper. Who are Lauren's parents - can they find them in time for a stem cell transplant? Lauren's sister Juliet is a DNA expert with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and starts the ball rolling to save her niece.

Tear Me Apart is told in present day with flashbacks to the past in the form of letters between two teenagers. The truth is in those missives and is slowly revealed as the book progresses. My suspect for 'whodunit' was decided early on in the book, but the journey to the final answers is a twisty road.

There's a lot packed into the 500 pages of Tear Me Apart - suspense, mystery, family drama, secrets. sports, romance, medical and mental health issues and more. The characters leave no doubt - you'll be firmly behind some and cursing others. (And there's a great dog!) The book moves along really quickly, with lots of action. A few plot points niggled at me. One of them being where and with whom the letters ended up. But it was easy to let that go in the run up to the final pages.

Tear Me Apart is another great read from J.T. Ellison. See for yourself - here's an excerpt.

"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." You can connect with J.T. Ellison on her website, find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. See what others on the TLC book tour thought - full schedule can be found here.

And if you'd like to read Tear Me Apart, enter to win a copy using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes please. Ends Oct 6/18.

11 comments:

Burma Turner said...

This sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance 💙

bermudaonion said...

You've piqued my interest but the first point I'd have an issue with is that routine blood test revealing cancer and her genetics.

skkorman said...

This is my kind of read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Karen B said...

"a routine blood test reveals Mindy has cancer" - if only that was true! Sounds like a fascinating read.
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

traveler said...

This novel sounds intriguing. Many thanks.

KAS said...

I am very excited to read this author's work and am so happy to find another giveaway opportunity for this new release...thanks, Luanne! Cheers, Kara S

John Smith said...

I'll never guess the twists--authors are always such slyboots!

Kay said...

I read about this book the other day and thought it sounded quite interesting. Putting it on my list for audio perhaps.

Anita Yancey said...

I love this author's books, and this one sounds fantastic. Thanks for this chance.

Suzy said...

I love JT Ellison’s books. Looking forward to reading this one.

Heather J. said...

Thanks for being on the tour!