Review: Tear Me Apart by J.T. Ellison @HarlequinBooks @thrillerchick


This was my first book by J.T. Ellison and it will not be my last! I was seriously impressed with Ellison’s writing and I have to admit, I have never had to look up so many words while reading a work of fiction – so hey thanks for increasing my vocabulary, Ms. Ellison!

When seventeen year old professional skier, Mindy, breaks her leg in a competition, a series of events unravel which will change the course of her and her family’s life forever.

This is a dark, multi-layered story that combines issues with mental and physical illness, and questions as to how far certain people will go for those they love. I certainly appreciated the author’s note where she mentions her inspiration and her support of suicide prevention. This is an important topic that is addressed within these pages.

And I have to say Kat the dog was probably my favorite character in the whole book!

This was a buddy read with my fellow @6bookbesties Mackenzie and Berit. Thank you to MIRA and Harlequin for my advance copy. This book is available today!


One moment will change their lives forever…

Competitive skier Mindy Wright is a superstar in the making until a spectacular downhill crash threatens not just her racing career but her life. During surgery, doctors discover she’s suffering from a severe form of leukemia, and a stem cell transplant is her only hope. But when her parents are tested, a frightening truth emerges. Mindy is not their daughter.

Who knows the answers?

The race to save Mindy’s life means unraveling years of lies. Was she accidentally switched at birth or is there something more sinister at play? The search for the truth will tear a family apart…and someone is going to deadly extremes to protect the family’s deepest secrets.

With vivid movement through time, Tear Me Apart examines the impact layer after layer of lies and betrayal has on two families, the secrets they guard, and the desperate fight to hide the darkness within.


  1. carhicks · 26 Days Ago

    Wonderful review, I want to read this one as well. It is good to know that the content deals with suicide, mental health, etc.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mackenzie · 23 Days Ago

    Loved reading this one together, Melisa!! I love your review–I loved Kat the dog as well! Lol

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. shalini · 14 Days Ago

    Lovely review… I just saw this

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