“A deliciously dark tale that will sweep you up into the dangerous depths of love and murder.”

Fast-paced and brilliantly unpredictable, J.T. Ellison’s breathtaking new novel invites you to a wedding none will forget—and some won’t survive.

Jutting from sparkling turquoise waters off the Italian coast, Isle Isola is an idyllic setting for a wedding. In the majestic cliff-top villa owned by the wealthy Compton family, up-and-coming artist Claire Hunter will marry handsome, charming Jack Compton, surrounded by close family, intimate friends…and a host of dark secrets.

From the moment Claire sets foot on the island, something seems amiss. Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife.

Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins…


Within the pages of this book, a storm brews, one so dark and damaging that its sweeping powers mesmerize you.

This isn’t a book to read in one sitting. You could…but if you want to get lost within the pages, within the storyline itself, then this book deserves to be savored like a fine scotch.

There is so much about this book that I loved: the setting was a character, the villa I knew I’d get lost in if I were there, the fact that JT Ellison goes THERE…she kills all her darlings without hesitation.

That, I think, is what I loved the most. 

Italy is a special place to me. I’ve been a few times now, explored the coast, walked through the ruins, fell in love with the food. While this story didn’t take place on the Isle of Capri, that’s where my mind always went with the setting…I could picture it in my head so clearly. This book, while mainly taking place in one central location in a made up island on the coast, has me wishing I could go back.

Did I mention that the author goes THERE? The places most authors want to go but hesitate. She went into the places you thought she might but figured she wouldn’t, and then even a few places where you had no idea were possible. 

HER DARK LIES is twisted in a dark, delicious way. It’s definitely a book that belongs on my bookshelf and will be read again, and again!

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