BOOK REVIEW It’s One of Us by J.T. Ellison


Title: It’s One Of Us
Author: J.T. Ellison
Publication: February 21, 2023
Publisher: MIRA
Genre: Domestic Thriller
Pages: 415


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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

Olivia Bender designs exquisite home interiors that satisfy the most demanding clients. But her own deepest desire can’t be fulfilled by marble counters or the perfect rug. She desperately  wants to be a mother. Fertility treatments and IVF keep failing. And just when she feels she’s at her lowest point, the police deliver shocking news to Olivia and her husband, Park.
DNA results show that the prime suspect in a murder investigation is Park’s son. Olivia is relieved, knowing this is a mistake. Despite their desire, the Benders don’t have any children. Then comes the confession. Many years ago, Park donated sperm to a clinic. He has no idea how many times it was sold—or how many children he has sired.
As the murder investigation goes deeper, more terrible truths come to light. With every revelation, Olivia must face the unthinkable. The man she married has fathered a killer. But can she hold that against him when she keeps such dark secrets of her own?


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I have read J.T. Ellison before and quite enjoyed it so I figured this was going to be equally as good. I was not disappointed. Ellison is well known for domestic thrillers and I love all the little twists and shocks she puts along the way.

First, I want to mention how nicely this story flows. There’s no hitches that slow it down or make you get bored with the storyline. I was thoroughly intrigued throughout. I love a good thriller that hooks you and keeps you hooked. With that said, I didn’t love the characters. I felt like everyone was a bit sketchy at times and that makes it hard to really latch on to a given character as someone to support or cheer on in a story. However, I didn’t hate them. I just didn’t love them. This is the only reason this story got a 4 instead of a 5. I think we were meant to not like them though and I feel like maybe the point is that not everyone is perfect.

I’m still a big fan of J.T. Ellison. Great Plot in It’s One of Us with interesting characters and lots of twists you don’t always see coming. And the ending had some crazy twists! Did not end how I thought!I can’t wait for another book to come out so I can devour that one as well!

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