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…
Mindy Wright is on track to ski in the Olympics. Until an accident when she hits a flag and breaks a leg. Badly. And the bad news doesn’t stop there. After surgery her mother, Lauren and her father, Jasper are given the news that their daughter has cancer.
She needs a stem cell transplant to live and even think about skiing again. But what should have been a simple match test turns up Mindy doesn’t even belong to Lauren and Jasper! Secrets start spilling all over and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to come out of this unscathed,
The story is told alternately in the past, through letters and memories of Lauren and the present.
J.T.Ellison has never disappointed in this genre’. This is as twisty and psycho as all of her writing and I love it! There are so more themes running through this one. Suicide, Abuse, Depression and straight up crazy! But I really enjoyed the end where she gives so much good research and resources for anyone contemplating self harm or suicide.
This book was sheer perfection until the very end!
Netgalley/Mira August 28, 2018
Corey and Kyra have always been best friends. Living in the tiny town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey’s mother moves the family to Canada, Corey promises to come back.
But things like school, a new town, new friends get in the way of the past and by the time Corey returns, it is for Kyra’s funeral.
The town is no longer home to Corey. She is now an outsider. She doesn’t believe Kyra would have killed herself and no one is giving her any answers. All Kyra wanted was to get out of this town and Corey is going to find out what happened to her and why everyone in town is acting so bizarre.
This book was told from past to present and I am really not sure how I feel about it. Kyra is bi-polar. I find it hard to believe that even in the backwoods of Alaska that having it would be so polarizing that she would be shunned.
This felt more like a ghost story that got way out of hand.