The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them.
One moment will change their lives forever…
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.
Who knows the answers?
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? The search for the truth will tear a family apart…and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets.
With vivid movement through time, Tear Me Apart examines the impact layer after layer of lies and betrayal has on two families, the secrets they guard, and the desperate fight to hide the darkness within.
Don’t miss Her Dark Lies, the next page-turning thriller from New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison!
At the start of this outstanding domestic thriller from bestseller Ellison (Lie to Me), 17-year-old Mindy Wright, a championship skier who's on track to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team, breaks her leg in a downhill race in Vail, Colo. At the local hospital, the girl's parents, Jasper and Lauren Wright, are at first hopeful that their daughter will be able to ski again. But healing from the injury becomes the least of Mindy's worries when doctors discover that she has leukemia and is desperately in need of a stem cell transplant. The pressure grows on her seemingly perfect family as her physicians are unable to find a stem cell match. DNA tests show that Lauren, who's hiding some big secrets, is not her biological mother. Meanwhile, Mindy's older sister, a DNA tech with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, does some digging and comes up with a startling match with Mindy's DNA. The intense plot, enhanced by flashbacks that gradually reveal the truth of Mindy's birth, builds to a stunning conclusion. Ellison is at the top of her game.
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This was a thoroughly entertaining book with good plot twists and excellent character development.
First 5 star rating I’ve given in years.
Fabulous. Great plot development, wonderful characters, and a MALINOIS! I highly recommend.
I so wanted to love this book like I have the others. BUT- being married to an Army Ranger, and being pretty familiar with the vernacular, it was actually cringe-y to see the gaps in research- and I’m not a stickler by any means. The military consultant for this book was very obviously not in the Regiment. “Write what you know” comes to mind. I’ll just stick to the other titles. 5 stars for the dog and the story, though.