Coming July 2024

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

“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

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