J.T. Ellison is the author of NO ONE KNOWS, one of our spring book club selections, and an all-around fantastic person. You can read about the dream that inspired her novel here and, if you haven’t already, you can pick up a copy of NO ONE KNOWS anywhere books are sold. Signed copies are available at Parnassus Books in Nashville.
A story built on a dream, five years in the making, NO ONE KNOWS is my first standalone novel, a psychological thriller set in Nashville, Tennessee. Aubrey Hamilton is the girl next door, a sweet Montessori teacher facing a terrible nightmare—a lifetime ahead without her first love. When her husband Josh disappears, she discovers the fine line between truth and lies. The book opens the day Aubrey’s husband Josh is declared legally dead by the State of Tennessee, a ruling that will trigger the fulfillment of a $5 million life insurance policy.
Aubrey doesn’t want the money. She wants her husband, her old life, back. An orphan twice over, brought up in the foster system, she’s fought hard to find normalcy. Joshua Hamilton was a dream come true for her—her childhood sweetheart, a noble man who was training to be a doctor when he went missing, five years earlier, leaving behind only a pool of blood on their living room floor. She’d never hurt him. Would she?
The death declaration breaks open a rift in Aubrey. She has one last chance to find out what really happened to her husband—and others are interested in the truth as well. Questions arise quickly. Is Aubrey as innocent as she seems? Is Josh Hamilton dead? And who is the mysterious stranger who’s appeared in her life, a man who reminds her of her lost husband?
Madness. Lies. Deceit. Who is telling the truth? No one knows…