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September 14, 2018

Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison ~ a @harlequinbooks Review

by Susan Roberts

The first paragraph of the prologue.

Wow -- this is an intense, exciting book that will keep you enthralled until the last page. I must admit, I was up after midnight last night because I had to find out how it ended. There were so many twists and turns in this novel and just when I thought I had it all figured out, I found out that I was totally wrong. The ending is a surprise but is absolutely perfect.
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Tear Me Apart
August 2018; MIRA; 978-0778308263
audio, ebook, print (496 pages); thriller
Mindy is a 17-year-old competitive skier getting close to her goal of making the Olympic team. Her parents have always been totally supportive of her to the point of making her the sole purpose in their lives - they feel that the three of them together can overcome all obstacles. When Mindy has an accident on the slopes, she breaks her leg and has to be rushed to the hospital for surgery. During surgery, the doctors find out that she has a rare form of leukemia and that a stem cell transplant is her only hope of survival. When her parents are tested, everyone is shocked to find out that they are not matches which means that Mindy is not their child. The search to find a donor and Mindy's real parents unravels years of family secrets. Will the family be able to find the truth in time to save Mindy? Will the family be able to survive the truth? What makes the story even more suspenseful is an occasional chapter about two teenage girls in a mental hospital. The girls remain nameless in the first chapters and even though the reader knows that they have something to do with the family, we aren't sure of the connection until the end.

This is a fantastic suspenseful novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night and I highly recommend it.

Buy Tear me Apart at Amazon 

About the Author:

Tear Me Apart
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 literary television series, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

Visit for more insight into her wicked imagination, or follow her on Facebook, Twitter @thrillerchick, and Instagram @thrillerchick.

Also available at Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.

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  1. I have loved this author's books...and almost bought this one. My sheer number of purchases for the month stopped me. Also, I don't like sports stories, but this one sounds like so much more. Thanks for sharing...and now I'm off the fence on it.


    1. I wouldn't call this a sports story at all. The sports part of it is very much in the background. I loved Secrets of the Tulip sisters.

  2. Oooohh...This looks soooo good! Gotta read this one for sure! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  3. Thanks for sharing! Another great one by the author. I like the Jackson and Owens series. ♥️

    1. I need to read that series - thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Oh wow! This sounds like an awesome read! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  5. I have never come across this author before, but rest assured, her books are heading for my 'Want To Read' list as we speak!

    Those opening lines drew me in completely, even though I did have to go off at a bit of a tangent for a while, as I had never heard of the 'Butterfly Effect' either and I needed to find out more about it!

    I am pleased that you added your praise to the amazing ratings and reviews the book has already amassed and thanks for sharing :)