J.T. Ellison is the bestselling author of9 critically acclaimed novels and multiple short stories, and has been published in over 20 countries. THE COLD ROOM won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original of 2010 and WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE was a 2012 RITA(r) Nominee. Visit JTEllison.com for more information."
Thriller Award-winner Ellison (Where All the Dead Lie) introduces Dr. Samantha Owens, Tennessee's head medical examiner, in this scintillating first in a new forensic series. Sam, still reeling from the loss of her husband and young children in a flood two years earlier, receives a desperate phone call from Eleanor Donovan, the mother of a boy she dated at medical school in Georgetown, security consultant Eddie Donovan. Eddie, a former Army Ranger who served in Afghanistan, was shot dead in an apparent carjacking, but Eleanor, convinced her son wasn't a random victim, implores Sam to come to Washington, D.C., to conduct a second autopsy. Once in D.C., obsessive-compulsive Sam must face the demons of Eddie's memory and his widow's resentment. Meanwhile, other former members of Eddie's Ranger unit start turning up dead. The suspenseful plot takes many a twist and turn before reaching its startling conclusion.--Publishers Weekly
This thriller delves into the realm of psychological suspense.
There are wheels within wheels of the complex yet entirely
understandable plot. The characters are imminently human, warts and
all. Sam's journey is a complex one, not only in terms of
unraveling the clues in the investigation, but in dealing with her
own personal tragedy. The misdirection of the evidence leads up to
a breathtaking finale the reader is drawn along on the crazy
journey along with Sam and the police. You won't want to put this
one down until you've finished the last sentence!--Reader to Reader
Reviews Ellison's latest focuses on medical examiner Samantha
Owens, and readers will quickly realize they don't miss Taylor
Jackson at all. A gut-wrenching tale that rings with emotional
resonance and heart amidst the thrills, A DEEPER DARKNESS ranks as
Ellison's best book yet. Her amazing streak of great thrillers
continues.--RT Book Reviews Top Pick A DEEPER DARKNESS is not only
a compelling thriller but a multilayered meditation on grief and
loss. Dr. Samantha Owens is a forensic investigator with heart and
soul and this is the start of a most promising new series for
rising star JT Ellison.-New York Times bestselling author Jeff
Abbot Fans of intelligently written, intricately crafted thrillers
should definitely check out J.T. Ellison's latest Taylor Jackson
novel, 14. Fusing gritty cop drama with dark psychological
thriller, Ellison distinguishes herself with exceptional character
development, consistently breakneck pacing and a sense of
authenticity throughout. -Chicago Tribune Mystery fiction has a new
name to watch. -John Connolly Ellison gets her Hitchcock on...just
plain messing with her characters' heads until the superbly
explosive end. Not to be missed! -Lisa Gardner on Where All the
Dead Lie Combines The Silence of the Lambs with The Wire.
-January Magazine on The Cold Room What J.T. Ellison has done with the city in her award-winning Taylor Jackson books is magnificent... Lovers of mystery and suspense fiction could not ask for more.
-Bookreporter Outstanding... The police procedural details never get in the way of the potent characterization and clever plotting, and Ellison systematically cranks up the intensity all the way to the riveting ending. -Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Immortals