Wednesday, April 13, 2016

#Book #Review - No One Knows, A Thriller by J T Ellison


In an obsessive mystery as thrilling as The Girl on the Train and The Husband’s Secret, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Nicholas Drummond series will make you question every twist in her page-turning novel—and wonder which of her vividly drawn characters you should trust.

The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Who anonymously sent Aubrey her favorite cocktail at the bar where Josh stood her up? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious and strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

As her heroine faces the possibility that everything she thinks she knows about herself, her marriage, and her husband is a lie, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison expertly peels back the layers of a complex woman who is hiding dark secrets beneath her unassuming exterior. In a masterful thriller for readers who love Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins, Ellison pulls you into a you’ll-never-guess merry-go-round of danger and deception. Round and round and round it goes, where it stops…no one knows.

This author, J T Ellison, is an amazing writer! She is very talented and she kept me glued to the pages in this book, No One Knows, and while having to do other things around the house, in the back of my mind, all I wanted to do was read this book when I was stuck having to do them! I am now addicted to her  wonderful and enjoyable writing. That says a lot about an author when I am so into her book that it  and that’s all I want to do is read her book! JT Ellison is a new author for me, and I am now addicted to her writing already with this very first book I’ve read by her!
First off, I want to thank the publisher, Gallery Books, the author, JT Ellison, and NetGalley now, immediately for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a review of this book! Thank you!
Out of ALL the books out there that have recently been written with this somewhat same theme where a spouse disappears, and the books that I have read with this theme, I have to admit this book was my favorite. It was one of the best out of ALL of the books that have been written so far, or at least in my opinion! However, I did not yet read The Girl on the Train. I cannot imagine that book outdoing this book, but then again, look at how many weeks (almost an entire YEAR) that book stayed on the New York Times Bestseller list - a LONG time!
So what happened in this book? Is it worth reading this book if you read all the others? YES, YES, YES!!! Oh my gosh, yes! Grab this book on your way home from work or wherever you are going home from! I PROMISE you are going to LOVE it!
The plot in this book was excellent, and it changed wonderfully with the twists and the turns, and there was  even a ridiculous lawsuit that kept us reading, and the worst villain of all, the one we can’t believe acts the way she does is the mother-in-law, Daisy! HOW old is she? Three? She is the one who goes to the court THE DAY Aubrey’s husband, Josh, can be pronounced as being dead and has it done so. Aubrey is beside herself. She does NOT believe he is dead. She just has this gut feeling Josh is alive even if he has been gone/missing for the last five years. Aubrey even meets a man in a BAR who completely reminds her of Josh and she goes home with him and sleeps with him. EVERYTHING about him reminds her of him! Everything!
So why does Daisy feel she can proclaim Josh legally dead when she is ONLY his mother, and he is a GROWN MARRIED MAN, BELONGING TO ANOTHER WOMAN NOW? How can she possibly have a court allow him to be declared dead? What’s in this for her and how will it benefit her? All this did was bring back ALL of the raw, unhealed emotions that Aubrey had gone through every day for most of these last five years. Well, it’s not her in particular, but her other daughter to contest the five million dollar life insurance policy. Aubrey had to have been keeping the payments going for those benefits to remain active, and if any of you pay for life insurance on your own, the premium for $5 MILLION dollars is outrageous! I don’t even know if Aubrey could afford that amount of money on her own? What a messed up family! I wouldn’t even call them family! They weren’t even there to help Aubrey get through her dark days!
Today is the 5-year anniversary of Josh's death. There is an envelope taped to the door with paperwork in it from the courts pronouncing Josh as being dead. We start to learn that Chase is/was not in Aubrey’s life by accident. He’s not entirely who he claimed he was to her, or, at the beginning of their meeting (which would have been planned) he felt something for her and couldn’t do what he wanted to. He confesses this to Aubrey and she is so angry at him but still, he is so much like Josh. What is it with this man?
Since the truth did come out about Chase and what he ‘was’ after but changed his mind about doing, that set things into motion to find out if the real Josh was alive after all. Chase could use his skills to try to find out. After this point, I don’t want to say too much more about the book so I don’t give away spoilers because I could do that very easily here, so the rest is for you to read and enjoy!
This book is a darker and twisty thriller with CRAZY characters, and you all know how much I LOVE disappearing into these! Yes, in this book the wife’s husband disappears, and we all think of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, and many, many others that seem to be written lately. You may be thinking one of two things, or both. Haven’t we had enough of these books? No, this one is different. Do I want to read this book? YES!! All books are different, and this is the absolute JOY of reading and writing reviews about them, too! Enjoy!

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