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Saturday, November 17, 2012

"The Other Woman" by Hank Phillippi Ryan ~ Timely!!

Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election.
Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a “bridge killer” hunting the young women of Boston.
As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected…and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal.
Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it’ll take a lot more than votes to win this election.

Published by:  Macmillan Audiobook from Forge Books
Unabridged:  13.5 hours
Narrator:  Ilyana Kadushin
Author:  Hank Phillippi Ryan
Find out more:  Ms Ryan

A Brief Note On Ms Ryan :

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate. A television journalist since 1975, she has won 27 Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards for her work. Her work has resulted in new laws, people sent to prison, homes removed from foreclosure, and millions of dollars in restitution. A best-selling author of four mystery novels, Ryan has won the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards for her crime fiction. Her newest thriller, THE OTHER WOMAN, was published by Forge in September 2012. She's on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America (and an instructor at MWA-U) and will be president of national Sisters in Crime in 2013.

The Bookish Dame Reviews :

How timely can it get?  Hank Phillippi Ryan's new book/audiobook reads like it's torn from the front pages of today's newspapers!  I thought it was timely when I was listening to it during the Romney/Obama campaign.  Boy, did I have no idea! 

This is a fabulous book which gives the perspective of a young woman who's caught between a blockbuster story and everyone who wants to be "off the record."  Every newswoman's nightmare.  Jane Ryland, the main character, is a tough and tender news reporter who would do anything to protect her sources, and does.  She's also feisty and ferocioius when it comes to those she wants to protect in her private life.  Coupled with the sometimes "off the cuff" love of her life, Jake Brogan, an equally manned-up cop, she does all she can to help turn a campaign on its ear, solve the mystery of the (several) other woman, and dig into the case of The Bridge Killer, a seemingly serial killer loose in Boston.  A lot for one woman and a cop to deal with while they steal kisses and longing looks!

Boston becomes another actor in this hot and heavy thriller, which I absolutely loved.  The town is home to me, and Ryan describes it so well as she chases after big stories and people of interest.  More of this would be wonderful as Jane becomes a series persona!

This is a fast-paced, heavy hitter of a book.  Never a dull moment as Jane works to find the other woman within a maze of different senarios.  Misadventures, mistaken identities and miscrossed situations make this a story that won't let up for one second!  If you wonder how things can get so tangled in the headlines, read this one!  The twists will defy even your attention!

I listened to this audiobook while preparing jewelry items for market this last month.  It stopped me dead in my tracks on several occasions.  Hot and searing in its complexity...it doesn't let go until the wrap up at the end.

I recommend it!

5 stars                      Deborah/TheBookishDame

Audio Excerpt:



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