Truth, Lies and Mr Grey by Shelly Ellis | Book Review

Three women scorned, one wealthy, vengeful bigamist–and killer bad news no one saw coming. In Shelly Ellis’ shocking follow-up to The Three Mrs. Greys,a trio of betrayed wives finds that no one can be trusted— definitely not their wealthy, vengeful bigamist husband, and maybe not even themselves…

Publisher Synopsis

Diamond. Noelle. Vanessa. As Cyrus Grey recovers from a near-fatal shooting, the women who each thought they were his only wife are fighting hard to make new dreams—even if it means going one dangerous step too far…

On trial for Cyrus’s shooting, Diamond is determined to clear her name—and get back the husband she still loves. But uncovering the truth will reveal more secrets than she ever imagined. And unexpected desire is bringing them all too close to home…

Beautiful Noelle has found happiness with new love Tariq. But Cyrus’ scheming confronts her with an unthinkable conspiracy—and an impossible choice to save all she hopes for…

As seemingly sweet suburban wife Vanessa helps Cyrus recover, she’s about to finish him off for good—and keep the expensive lifestyle she earned. But her manipulations will push her up against two relentless—and all-too-intimate—enemies…

Now with lethal agendas clashing, passions high, and everyone’s future on the line, which rules will each woman break to finally end the past—and who will survive to secure everything?

My Thoughts On The Book

I haven’t read a lot of thrillers lately but I’m a fan of this series and this author now. I love that there are Black characters here at their best and at their worst and I am here for a story that doesn’t just portray stereotypical roles but shows a diversity of experiences. I didn’t necessarily love the language and really wish there some parts had been toned down a bit but the storyline is engaging enough to help me block out some of those instances. 

Book Details

  • Title: Truth, Lies and Mr. Grey
  • Author: Shelly Ellis
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 310
  • Publisher: Kensington Books
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2022


Note: I received an ARC of Truth, Lies and Mr. Grey compliments of Kensington Books and TLC Book Tours in order to complete this review. I was not otherwise compensated and the above reflects my honest opinion about the book.


About the Author

Shelly Ellis is an award-winning journalist, NAACP Image Award finalist, and acclaimed author of more than two dozen novels, including the Chesterton Scandal Series, The Gibbons Gold Diggers Series, and The Three Mrs. Greys Duology. She lives with her husband and daughter outside of Washington D.C. in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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