The best lies
are the ones closest
to the truth.

The best lies are the ones closest to the truth.

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About Look Closer

Simon and Vicky couldn’t seem more normal: a wealthy Chicago couple, he a respected law professor, she an advocate for domestic violence victims. A stable, if unexciting marriage. But one thing’s for sure … absolutely nothing is what it seems. The pair are far from normal, and one of them just may be a killer.


Praise for Look Closer

"David Ellis delivers an unforgettable read with Look Closer, a dizzyingly clever thriller where nothing is as it first appears. It kept me guessing from page one--this novel is endlessly surprising and great fun."

—Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of What Happened to the Bennetts


Look Closer should be somebody’s very influential Book Club selection and then sell a million copies. It’s that good, that suspenseful, sexy, involving, twisty and twisted. I’ll tell you what – Look Closer is James Patterson’s Book Club selection. You won’t forget this novel, and these characters – good and bad – for a long time.

—James Patterson, New York Times #1 Bestseller


Kirkus Reviews:

“Twisty, intricately plotted….Even seasoned mystery readers won’t be able to predict all the knots in Simon and Vicky’s tangled web of deception. A roller-coaster ride full of unexpected twists and turns.”


Publisher’s Weekly:
“[S]erpentine revelations will surprise even the cleverest mystery readers. This complex tale of triple-crossings and devious revenge should win Ellis new fans.”

About David

David Ellis is a judge and an Edgar-award-winning author of ten novels of crime fiction, as well as eight books co-authored with James Patterson. In December, 2014, Dave was sworn in as the youngest-serving Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District. Ellis lives outside Chicago with his wife and three children.

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Praise for David's Novels

“From Edgar winner Ellis, a complex courtroom thriller filled with tension and twists as the protagonist stands trial for murder… Ellis ranks among the best writers in the genre, and this book will keep readers entertained from start to finish.”

—Kirkus, starred review on The Last Alibi

"... It's that good, that suspenseful, sexy, involving, twisty and twisted... You won't forget this novel, and these characters - good and bad - for a long time."

—James Patterson, New York Times bestselling author on Look Closer

“Ellis, an Edgar Award-winning novelist, is bound to find more fans with this thrilling novel that holds your attention from end to beginning. You’ll be happy you spent time In the Company Of Liars.”

—Philadelphia Inquirer

“…Ellis keeps perfect control of his labyrinthine plot as it builds to a satisfying twist ending.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review on
Eye of the Beholder

“A bravura performance by David Ellis, who elicits a range of responses in readers from sympathy to condemnation. Best of all, nothing is settled until the final pages of this highly entertaining book.”

Chicago Tribune on Line of Vision

“Ellis’s plotting is playful yet airtight and infused with enough warped psychology to provide lip-chewing thrills. This… novel is an excellent choice for readers who seek connections with powerful characters.”

—Booklist on The Last Alibi







Book 3 in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Billy Harney Series.

Also by David Ellis

Novels with James Patterson