J.T. Ellison began her career as a presidential appointee in the White House, where a nuclear physicist taught her how to obsess over travel itineraries and make a seriously good pot of Earl Grey, spawning both her love of loose leaf and a desire for control of her own destiny. Jaded by the political climate in D.C., she made her way back to her first love, creative writing. More than 20 novels later, she is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with thrillers published in 27 countries and 15 languages.
The Montclairs are a young married couple who are finding their marriage difficult to negotiate after the tragic death of their baby son. Working and living in the same space is now not as cosy and collaborative as it once seemed, and the pressure is on for both writers to honour their publishing contracts and produce the goods. It is of no surprise to Sutton’s girlfriends when her husband Ethan reports that Sutton has left, leaving a note that she needed to take a break. Sutton and Ethan are two brilliant people who spark creativity and passion each other, and that definitely means that peace rarely reigns at home.
With no further contact made from Sutton, the panic buttons are hit and Sutton’s disappearance is soon regarded as something more serious than a marital time out. Money is missing from the couple’s joint accounts and with the police now involved, the media are quick to turn their attention on Ethan. Ethan combs through the family computers and questions Sutton’s friends but is soon swamped by despair when the suspicious eyes inevitably turn to him. Speculation is rife, and the close attention paid to Ethan’s every movement has become suffocating.