Field of Graves – by J.T. Ellison



Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: MIRA Books (June 14, 2016)

ISBN-13: 9780778318927

 Synopsis: All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer. Field of Graves reveals the origins of some of J.T. Ellison’s most famous creations: the haunted Lieutenant Taylor Jackson; her blunt, exceptional best friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens; and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. Together, they race the clock and their own demons to find the killer before he claims yet another victim. This dark, thrilling and utterly compelling novel will have readers on the edge of their seats, and Ellison’s fans will be delighted with the revelations about their favorite characters.

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I’m going to be honest… I have never read a J.T. Ellison book before this one. But I am sure going to go read them now! This book was a nail bitter right to the end with twists and turns at every corner.

This book stares the character Lieutenant Taylor Jackson, who is the main character of J.T. Ellison’s previous novels in the series. The voice of this character stands out in the reader’s head and she comes alive in the reader’s mind. The chemistry between the characters is also really strong and helps to explain the length of this series.

While this book is listed as the eighth book in the series, I was still able to understand and follow the story line without reading the first seven books. That is because, Ellison wrote this book as the first in the series, but didn’t have it published until this year. This being said, I am not sure how enjoyable the book would be if I had read the first seven books in the series, or if there would have been repetition.

My personal favourite thing about this book was the way it was formatted; split into separate “days” to act as separate parts of the novel. It reminded me of the TV show 24 (which I loved!) – however, it starred a strong female lead, which made it even more appealing.

I am really shocked that I had not come across these books sooner. Then again, thriller books are not the usual books that I read. All in all, this is a great suspenseful book, especially if you are looking for a thriller with a female lead.

*Thanks to MIRA books (a division of Harlquein books) and Goodreads giveaway for the Advance Readers Copy of this book.*

Rating: 8/10

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