When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene—the prior victim's severed hand.
Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. She has no idea how close to this story she really is—or what it will cost her.
As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth—the purest evil is born of private lies.
Lee Child, author of Bad Luck
"A terrific lead character, terrific suspense, terrific twists ... a completely convincing debut."
Allison Brennan, author of Fear No Evil
"Everything a great crime thriller should be."
John Connolly, author of The Book of Lost Things
"A taut, striking debut. Mystery fiction has a new name to watch."
M. J. Rose, author of The Reincarnationist
"An impressive debut that is rich not just in suspense but in the details. Fast-paced and creepily believable, Ellison's novel proves that there is still room in the genre for new authors and new cops. There's no novice showing in All The Pretty Girls. It's all gritty, grisly and a great read."
J. A. Konrath, author of Dirty Martini
"Ellison hits the ground running with an electrifying debut. All the Pretty Girls is a masterful thriller, shockingly authentic and unputdownable. Fans of Sandford, Cornwell, and Reichs will relish every page."
Robert Fate, author of Baby Shark
"J.T. Ellison's All the Pretty Girls is mystery magic, a first-rate, creepy, hold-your-breath story of suspense."