By Hank Phillippi Ryan
Narrator: Xe Sands
Jane Ryland Novel #4
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 10/20/2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
What You See: another thrilling installment in Hank Phillipi Ryan's award-winning Jane Ryland mystery series.
Why would a father abduct his own child? A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland's family, but there's a disaster instead. Nine-year-old Gracie-supposed to be the flower girl-has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there's a limit to the bonds of family-and learns to her peril what happens when loved ones are pushed too far.
Meanwhile, Detective Jake Brogan's got a doozy of a case. At Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, a man is stabbed to death in front of a crowd of tourists snapping photos of the murder on their cell phones. Solving the case should be easy, but the pictures and surveillance video lead him to a dark conspiracy of extortion and stolen lives.
Jane and Jake must explore where their loyalties lie-to each other? To their families? To their careers? If they make the wrong decision, the consequences could be fatal.
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About the Author
Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate. She's won 33 EMMYs, 13 Edward R. Murrow awards and dozens of other honors for her groundbreaking journalism. A bestselling author of seven mystery novels, Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: five Agathas, the Anthony, Daphne, Macavity, and for THE OTHER WOMAN, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. National reviews have called her a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller."
Her 2013 novel, THE WRONG GIRL, won both the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and the Daphne Award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, and is a seven-week Boston Globe bestseller. Her newest hardcover, TRUTH BE TOLD, is the Agatha Award winner for Best Contemporary Novel and an Anthony Award nominee for Best Novel. TRUTH BE TOLD is also a Library Journal BEST BOOK OF 2014, with starred reviews from Booklist and from Library Journal, which raves, "Drop everything and binge read!"
She also won a second Agatha Award in 2015 for Best Nonfiction, as editor of WRITES OF PASSAGE, an anthology of essays by mystery authors. Ryan's next novel, WHAT YOU SEE, will debut in Fall 2015. She's a founding teacher at Mystery Writers of America University and 2013 president of national Sisters in Crime. Website Twitter Goodreads
"Award-winner Ryan is a master of her craft...This is exceptional suspense written in Ryan's inimitable style." —RTBookReviews
—Oline Cogdill, Orlando Sun-Sentinel
"A perfect mix of plot, suspense, emotion and character. It's flawlessly done—one of the best and most resonant thrillers of the year."
—Robin Agnew Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookstore
"Superbly entertaining...a dark nightmare of a tale withechoes of Dennis Lehane at his level best."