It's One of Us

It's One of Us

by J. T. Ellison

Narrated by Julia Whelan

Unabridged — 11 hours, 38 minutes

It's One of Us

It's One of Us

by J. T. Ellison

Narrated by Julia Whelan

Unabridged — 11 hours, 38 minutes

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Overview

“A smart, taut, mind-blowing thriller full of heartbreak and betrayal that moves along at breakneck speed. Readers will be obsessed!”
-Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Just The Nicest Couple

Everybody lies. Even the ones you think you know best of all . . .
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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.
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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.
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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?
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This twisting, emotionally layered thriller explores the lies we tell to keep a marriage together--or break each other apart . . .

Editorial Reviews

APRIL 2023 - AudioFile

Julia Whelan navigates the emotional issue of infertility with empathy and compassion. She allows desperation into her voice as Olivia Bender's latest fertility treatment fails. Ironically, Olivia's husband was a sperm donor decades ago and has 28 offspring. Now, children who are curious about their parentage form a Facebook group, with DNA tests proving their relationships. One of them is a killer. Olivia feels betrayed by her spouse, but she also has secrets that could end her marriage. Whelan's skill in revealing them is impressive. As the chase for the killer progresses, Whelan adds tension by increasing her delivery speed. In an author's note, Ellison divulges her own infertility struggles, adding more emotional depth to the story. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine

From the Publisher

A smart, taut, mind-blowing thriller full of heartbreak and betrayal that moves along at breakneck speed. IT’S ONE OF US is a force to be reckoned with. I’ve always been a fan, but Ellison has outdone herself with this one. Readers will be obsessed!”
—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Just The Nicest Couple

“Betrayal, obsession, and familial ties that bind create a tension-filled story with an intriguing theme. Readers will race through the pages to an end they didn’t see coming.” Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW


"A heart-stoppingly tense thriller about the price of secrets and the layers behind every marriage." —Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman In Cabin 10


“J.T. Ellison has done the impossible by crafting a riveting domestic thriller full of twists and turns, but also heart and emotion. You’ll root for her heroine Olivia Bender every step of the way, as soon as a knock on the door brings shocking news that threatens her marriage and her world. You won’t be able to put this novel down!”
—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Loyalty

“Expertly explores the intensely complex emotions surrounding infertility, loss, and marriage. Throw in murder, a vivid cast of characters, and shocking secrets, Ellison masterfully mines the human heart in this treasure of a thriller that will keep readers turning the pages long into the night.”
—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest


“J.T. Ellison is one of my favorite authors. I eagerly await everything she writes. And in IT’S ONE OF US she is at the very top of her formidable game. Don’t miss this layered, emotional, and twisting thrill ride.”
— Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six

"Beautifully written and impossible to put down, master storyteller J.T. Ellison will have you spellbound with this deeply layered psychological thriller. Immersive and propulsive, IT’S ONE OF US, keeps you turning pages with an ending you’ll never see coming. I loved it!”
—Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish


"An extremely compelling thriller shot through with twists and turns, a strong emotional pulse, and heartfelt exploration of the pressures of marriage and starting a family. Impressive and gripping."
—Gilly Macmillan, internationally bestselling author of The Long Weekend

“Brings all the twists, chills, and thrills I expect from the preternaturally gifted Ellison, and it’s also an emotionally resonant read that I can’t wait to recommend to my book club. The secrets snarled in the threads of an unraveling marriage and a heroine who wholly won me over put this one on my keeper shelf—you are going to love it!”
—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of With My Little Eye

"One of the most compelling psychological suspense stories I’ve read in years." —Jacquelyn Mitchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

"This gripping, breathless thriller, adds an incredibly unique premise and delivers a novel that’s also a deeply poignant story about our deepest desire for love, family and happiness." —Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Never Coming Home

It’s One of Us is an emotional and thrilling psychological journey through the shadows of the human heart. Just when you think you know what’s coming, prepare to gasp with each new revelation. Through multiple fascinating points of view, layers of secrets, lies, love and loss are revealed. I did not put this book down until the last unexpected and breathless page. Unpredictable, intense and riveting, J. T. Ellison is at her heart-stopping best." —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon A Wardrobe

"The perfect mix of edge-of-your-seat tension, deep emotion, and impeccably developed characters, J.T. Ellison’s latest is a masterclass in storytelling. Secrets and lies, love and loss mix flawlessly to create a novel that touches every single emotion. Fans of Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware will flock to IT’S ONE OF US, and book clubs won’t be able to stop talking about it. Five dazzling stars." —Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil

"An extraordinary, unpredictable, absolutely riveting thriller and a fiercely insightful, emotional journey, this is psychological suspense at its most enthralling and intense." –Jayne Ann Krentz

“Secrets and lies abound, relationships are tested, and the twists keep coming. Ellison outdid herself, a master storyteller. This is a must read, especially the author’s note at the end, which gutted me.” —Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post & Amazon Charts Bestselling Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard

One of the most compelling psychological suspense story I’ve read in years.”

APRIL 2023 - AudioFile

Julia Whelan navigates the emotional issue of infertility with empathy and compassion. She allows desperation into her voice as Olivia Bender's latest fertility treatment fails. Ironically, Olivia's husband was a sperm donor decades ago and has 28 offspring. Now, children who are curious about their parentage form a Facebook group, with DNA tests proving their relationships. One of them is a killer. Olivia feels betrayed by her spouse, but she also has secrets that could end her marriage. Whelan's skill in revealing them is impressive. As the chase for the killer progresses, Whelan adds tension by increasing her delivery speed. In an author's note, Ellison divulges her own infertility struggles, adding more emotional depth to the story. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine

Product Details

BN ID: 2940175714839
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 02/21/2023
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 588,205
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