Split Second by Ellie Pulikonda

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51k2RCglF0L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Richard heaved a sigh of relief. Liz would get help, and he wouldn’t have to witness any more scenes like the one he had walked in on this afternoon. Maybe it was going to work out all right.

When do a family’s secrets become too dangerous to keep? Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, Split Second.


Richard Reynolds, a successful attorney and wannabe politician, has spent years cultivating the perfect image—which includes his trophy wife, Deborah, and talented teenage daughter, Liz.

But Liz threatens to ruin it all after severe depression forces her out of college and back home. After she attempts suicide, Richard rushes her off to a private hospital in hopes that the drama will soon blow over.

Run by Nick Jensen, the hospital seems to be exactly what Liz needs. But soon Nick uncovers some disquieting facts, like the fact that Liz’s depression arose at the exact same time that a classmate was presumed murdered. Liz’s uncanny knowledge of the crime’s details only deepens Nick’s unease.

As Liz attempts to heal, her parents’ marriage begins to crack in light of mutually held secrets coming to the surface. What is the Reynolds family hiding?

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“Fast paced, intriguing, neat twist”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Michael Snyder

Engages the reader’s mind in understanding the character’ minds, even that of the doctors who are not supposed to let their own feelings into their therapeutic decisions. But should they really keep themselves out? What if the patient’s best bet is a doctor well invested in his client? What if he’s the only one who seems to be fighting for her?

Why are parents the way they are? Can we judge them without knowing all the circumstances that formed them? It reaches the point that a very disturbed young woman might be sentenced to murder if her own mind can’t be unlocked to find the truth. A real page turner.

Highly recommend it!

About the Author

“When do a family’s dark secrets become too dangerous to keep”?

Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, “Split Second.” With exceptional Amazon reviews, it is destined to be an Amazon Best Seller. Her new release coming soon is titled; “Finding Faith.”

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ellie attended several colleges after high school to obtain her BA in Education, MA in Library Science, and her MS in Adult Education.

She is or has been a daughter, wife, mother, widow, partner, single mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She has worked various jobs and in different fields such as a law office, a librarian, newspaper article writing, a welfare office, and finally as the director of a public library in Tipton, IN.

“I write for the pure joy of writing”. . . At first, it was diaries, journals, and musings; then I graduated to short newspaper articles, some unpublished but staged mystery/comedy plays, scripts for amateur musical productions and now books.

My hope is that my readers will enjoy my books and also be prodded to think about the actions and motives of my characters, to question their choices and why they made them, and to see the characters with greater insight.”