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No One Knows by J.T. Ellison
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No One Knows

by J.T. Ellison

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I find nothing to be more satisfying than an edge-of-my-seat thriller. No One Knows had me practically levitating over my chair as I raced through it.

Why I love it

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Imagine for a moment you've been charged with a crime you didn't commit. Now imagine that the crime you're charged with may not have even taken place. That's the predicament Aubrey Hamilton finds herself in, in J. T. Ellison's supremely satisfying mystery No One Knows.

Aubrey Hamilton seemed destined to be with her husband, Josh. Childhood sweethearts, they were living an idyllic married life in a sleepy Tennessee town, with great jobs and a happy, companionable Weimaraner named Winston. Until the day Josh disappears. Five years after Josh's disappearance, Aubrey's monster of a mother-in-law, Daisy, has had Josh legally declared dead. Daisy has always thought that Josh was too good for Aubrey, and after he went missing, she was sure Aubrey was responsible. She plans to fight Aubrey for Josh's life insurance money but Aubrey couldn't care less about the money – she just wants Josh back.

Told in alternating voices that switch back and forth between the past and present day, this electrifying novel's magnificent line up of characters constantly keeps you on your toes. It is nearly impossible to know who is telling the truth and every time I thought I had worked out what was going on, Ellison turned the tables again. It's deliciously fun!

Ellison should be applauded for pulling off this wonderful story in a time when we've come to expect every mystery to have a big twist or two. I find nothing to be more satisfying than an edge-of-my-seat thriller. They are few and far between, but No One Knows had me practically levitating over my chair as I raced through it. I was guessing the ending right up until the last page! Spoiler: I never figured it out. And as soon as you finish, you'll be turning back to page one to see just how it was done.

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  • Zanesfield, OH

    You said for better or for worse; till death do you part, right? Wrong! This book is afast paced thriller that leaves you wondering - how well do I know my spouse? Beautifuly written & packs a punch!

  • Big Flats, NY

    This book kept me on my toes the entire time. I usually have a hard time with mystery genres since I've become very good at predicting endings. The conclusion of this book hit me out of left field.

  • West Linn, OR

    I loved the suspense and mystery of this book, growing to feel protective of, and then suspicious of, the narrator. Good to the end, No One Knows challenges the idea of perfect love and sacrifice.

  • Washington, DC

    Best part: I didn't guess the ending. When I shared it with my mom during our family vacation, I bet that she wouldn't guess the ending either. I won! This book keeps you fully engaged. Enjoy it!

  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

    This was my first month's selection through my Book of the Month membership. A dark and chaotic ride with so many twists and turns that when it was over I felt dizzy and disoriented. ~jeni b~

  • Baltimore, MD

    Loved this so much (especially as a former Nashvillian and Commodore) that I subsequently read ALL of her other books, over probably a 2 week period. Whoops! But WELL. WORTH. IT.

  • New York, NY

    Loved this book. Read it in a few days on my way to work and was immediately engrossed. Wonderfully written and a quick read that will leave you guessing even after you finish

  • Arlington, WA

    It kept me intruiged up until the end even though I had sort-of guessed where the story was likely going. It was still a great read, I even passed it on to my sister to enjoy.

  • Panama City , FL

    Unpredictable ending and strong character development; you cannot help but love Aubrey. Left me wanting to know why the cover art did not include a curly haired girl.

  • La Verne, CA

    I've recommend this one to several people and they all loved as much as I did. Love mystery and especially when I think I've figured it out and I'm wrong!!!

  • Kennebunkport, ME

    Page turner for sure! So many ways this book could have gone and not sure I love how the author wrapped up the story, but I loved it all the same!

  • Texas City, TX

    This was a great story until the very end. I almost felt cheated, but then, I didn't see it coming. It really has me guessing until the very end.

  • Morris Chapel, TN

    I read this book in one sitting, just could not put it down! Just when I thought I had it figured out, a twist! And then another! Great story!!

  • Hudson, NY

    What a wild ride! Ellison masterfully takes the reader through twists and turns until the very. last. page. I simply could not put this down.

  • APO, AE

    This book kept me up all night, flipping through the pages trying to figure and piece up the picture of the story. Incredibly worth the read!

  • Dallas, TX

    Loved this one, the twists were fantastic and I couldn't figure it out. There was also a great twist at the very end I didn't see coming!

  • Flint, MI

    This was my 1st BOTM and I LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Every time I thought I had figured it out something new happened. WHOA! highly recommend

  • Hollywood, FL

    Similar to Gone Girl, but enjoyed the story, the mystery, the emotional connections to characters that lasted for varying lengths.

  • Severna Park, MD

    I really enjoyed reading this one. I even had my fiance in the loop as I was reading, giving him updates as I progressed through.

  • Audubon, PA

    Loved how this one kept you on edge and eager to learn what happened. Will be looking forward to future books from this author.

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