Ryan already had a string of awards attached to her writing
before winning the Mary Higgins Clark Award for The Other Woman, which
is a superlative example of suspense in the MHC tradition. Reporter Jane Ryland
committed the unforgivable sin of being wrong on record already – now she’s
trying to redeem herself in a new media. But her assignment to do a puff piece
on a candidate’s wife will lead her into overlapping conspiracies with fatal
consequences. Compulsively readable.
– Maryelizabeth— From Hank Phillippi Ryan Signs in San Diego
“Political scandals, power plays, and deception -- the twists and turns in this first of a new series will leave you gasping and wanting more. Jane Ryland, a rising young reporter, is scarred from the fallout of protecting a source, but she still delves into the biggest story gripping Boston: Who is killing young women and leaving them under bridges, and why? And just who is the 'other woman?' Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity award-winner Ryan's writing is compelling, and her insight into the characters creates a gripping page-turner that will leave you eager for the next chapter in the life of Jane Ryland.”
— Joan Lang, Front Street Book Shop, Scituate Harbor, MA
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.
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.
“A dizzying labyrinth of twists, turns, and surprises. Readers who crave mystery and political intrigue will be mesmerized.” —Library Journal, starred review
“Political skullduggery and murder make a high octane mix in this perfect thriller.” —Booklist, starred review
“Nonstop suspense. Riveting!” —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
“Nonstop action… Ryan grabbed me on page one.” —Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author