When Shadows Fall

When Shadows Fall

By J. T. Ellison

Mira Books, Hardcover, 9780778316046, 405pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

"Dear Dr. Owens, "
"If you are reading this letter, I am dead and I would be most grateful if you could solve my murder..."" "
Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal after she suffered a terrible personal loss. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There's only one catch. Timothy Savage's death was so obviously the suicide of a demented individual that the case has been closed.
When Sam learns Savage left a will requesting she autopsy his body, she feels compelled to look into the case. Sam's own postmortem discovers clear signs that Savage was indeed murdered. And she finds DNA from a kidnapped child whose remains were recovered years earlier.
The investigation takes Sam into the shadows of a twenty-year-old mystery that must be solved to determine what really happened to Timothy Savage. Nothing about the case makes sense but it is clear someone is unwilling to let anyone, especially Samantha Owens, discover the truth.

About the Author
J.T. Ellison is the "New York Times" bestselling author of fourteen critically acclaimed novels, including "What Lies Behind, When Shadows Fall, "and "All the Pretty Girls "and is the coauthor of the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Catherine Coulter. With over a million books in print, Ellison s work has been published in twenty-five countries and thirteen languages. Her novel "The Cold Room" won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original and "Where All The Dead Lie" was a RITA(r) nominee for Best Romantic Suspense. She is also the cohost of A Word on Words, Nashville's premiere literary TV series, which airs on Nashville Public Television. She lives with her husband and twin kittens in Nashville, where she enjoys fine wine and good notebooks. Visit JTEllison.com for more insight into her wicked imagination, or follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick or Facebook.com/JTEllison14.