Olivia Bender designs exquisite home interiors that satisfy the most demanding clients. But her own deepest desire can’t be fulfilled by marble counters or the perfect rug. She desperately wants to be a mother. Fertility treatments and IVF keep failing. And just when she feels she’s at her lowest point, the police deliver shocking news to Olivia and her husband, Park.

DNA results show that the prime suspect in a murder investigation is Park’s son. Olivia is relieved, knowing this is a mistake. Despite their desire, the Benders don’t have any children. Then comes the confession. Many years ago, Park donated sperm to a clinic. He has no idea how many times it was sold—or how many children he has sired.

As the murder investigation goes deeper, more terrible truths come to light. With every revelation, Olivia must face the unthinkable. The man she married has fathered a killer. But can she hold that against him when she keeps such dark secrets of her own?

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An engrossing story that kept me turning the pages, It’s One of Us reveals what can happen when scientific efforts turn dark.

Sperm donations take what might have been a simple act to horrendous actions that threaten the lives and families of our characters.

How could the company that bought the donations have created such a monstrous event? How does social media open up the event and show what can happen when these donations run amuck?

Park and Perry are twins, and Olivia has been with each of them. She marries Park, and the two are using IVF to bring their own child into the world. But Olivia’s miscarriages threaten that dream. Then they discover that one of the sperm donations Park made has created a true monster, and the chaos that follows takes over their lives. 5 stars.




10 thoughts on “REVIEW: IT’S ONE OF US, BY J. T. ELLISON

  1. thecontentreader

    Fascinating story, which I guess can happen. I found it as an audio book on my book app. Hopefully, the story will be good to listen to, although I would have preferred an e-book.

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