"The Best Lies is the best book I've read in a long time, a high-stakes thriller in which all the characters have something to win and everything to lose."
— Karen Dionne, # 1 bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter

"The Best Lies is an addictive, whip-smart thriller. David Ellis is a master at writing keep-you-up-all-night books, and this is no exception."  
— Samantha Downing, bestselling author of A Twisted Love Story
"Twist after shocking twist comes nonstop in this engaging and fun thriller. Ellis has written one of those rare books in which every single word cannot be trusted." 
— First Clue Reviews

About The Best Lies

Leo Balanoff is a crusading attorney with unthinkable skeletons in his closet. He's also a diagnosed pathological liar. What could go wrong? A lot. A lot could go wrong. Leo finds himself suspected of murdering a local gangster and brutal predator with a long list of victims. The FBI gives him an ultimatum--go to prison for life or work undercover to help them climb the ladder to catch the rest of the ruthless syndicate. His situation seems hopeless. But never underestimate Leo.

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.


Praise for David's Novels

"David Ellis delivers an unforgettable read with Look Closer, a dizzyingly clever thriller where nothing is as it first appears..."

Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of What Happened to the Bennetts

"... 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

“Ellis’s plotting is playful yet airtight and infused with enough warped psychology to provide lip-chewing thrills..."

— Booklist on The Last Alibi

“You’ll sleep with the light on after reading this bloody tale about a lawyer who may have convicted the wrong guy.”

People Magazine on Eye of the Beholder

A wife knows the difference
between a loving husband and father and a cold-blooded assassin.

COMING this September

Also by David Ellis

Novels with James Patterson