J.T. Ellison is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of more than 20 novels, and the EMMY-award winning co-host of A WORD ON WORDS, Nashville's premier literary show. With millions of books in print, her work has won critical acclaim, prestigious awards, and has been published in 26 countries. Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.
For the past decade, New York Times bestseller J.T. Ellison’s thrillers have kept readers worldwide peeking into dark corners and double-checking their locks at night—just to be on the safe side. Now, ten years of suspense are packed into one stellar short story collection, available for the first time in print.
From an unpredictable, love-stricken stalker, to a bad-girl best friend who pushes the limits too far, to a ghost seeking blood on a wedding day, these small bites from Ellison are an eclectic bunch with razor-sharp edges. Including two never-before-seen stories, THE FIRST DECADE will leave you wondering where trouble lurks long after you read “The End.”
Includes stories from Ellison’s fan-favorite series starring Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson!
Zane Bigelow grew up in a beautiful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Strangers and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Only Zane and his sister know the truth, until one brutal night finally reveals cracks in the facade, and Zane escapes for college without a thought of looking back...
Years later, Zane returns to his hometown determined to reconnect with the place and people that mean so much to him, despite the painful memories. As he resumes life in the colorful town, he meets a gifted landscape artist named Darby, who is on the run from ghosts of her own.
Together they will have to teach each other what it means to face the past, and stand up for the ones they love.