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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Tear Me Apart by J T Ellison

Tear Me Apart

I do not know what the description of this book is but mystery psychological thriller really does not cover it all. There is so much in this book and though overwhelming at times, it does not detract from the main story at all. In a lot of stories when you get lots of elements, there does not seem to be a clear line to the story and we have bits and pieces, all interesting but never really getting to the point. This book does not do that.

Lauren and Jasper and Mindy have the ultimate beautiful life. Lauren a successful artist, Jasper a lawyer and Mindy an outstanding Olympic hopeful who is on top of it all a very nice teenager. Juliet who is Lauren's sister is on the sidelines to this family - herself a scientist of repute.

When Mindy meets with an accident on the slopes it seems her chances of getting into the US team are skewered but what is even more tragic is that blood tests taken during surgery show that she is suffering from a very fast developing leukemia of a virulent type.  Medical tests prove that neither parent or Juliet is a match even in a very small way and the whole case opens at that point.

Very descriptive of the medical procedures of DNA and genetic testing which was a fascinating facet of the story in itself, the macabre maneuverings of Lauren to protect Mindy at all costs takes us into the twists of the human mind here.

A must read for everyone. It is not necessary that you like psychological thrillers or mysteries. This is seriously good writing.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Harlequin Mira (US & Canada) 


  1. I'm fascinated with DNA and genetics and love thriller so I'll be adding this to my wish list.

  2. I'll think about this one - have to say I like your assessment of the author's writing!

  3. In spite of the intriguing story and the "good writing" I'm not sure I'll read this. I think I'm getting old for medical or psychological thrillers.

  4. I've met the author several times at book conferences and she is very dynamic and personable.