This is book number 3 in the Jane Ryland series.
Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story-and on other foreclosures- reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank.
Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case.
Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?
“Hank Phillippi Ryan is every bit as good as you may have heard she is, and then some. She breathes new life into the investigative thriller...Jake's dogged investigative prowess, Jane's reporting tenaciousness, their somewhat delicate relationship, and the mysteries that form the heart of the plot combine to make TRUTH BE TOLD one of Ryan's best works to date.” —Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter
“Hank Phillippi Ryan's latest showcases the author's ability to balance humor, gripping drama, romance and contemporary issues. Ryan nails them all in this high-quality reading adventure.” —Associated Press
“Ryan's skill with intelligent, suspenseful plots that echo current issues soars in TRUTH BE TOLD.” —Oline Cogdill
“A fast-moving procedural with a strong journalistic bent. In Ryan's adroit hands, with her brisk prose, appealing protagonists, and well-limned characters, even foreclosures can be sexy.” —Booklist, Starred Review
“...Packs a powerful punch, and offers a clever mix of mystery, corruption, and romance. Mystery enthusiasts will want to drop everything and binge-read until the mind-boggling conclusion.” —Library Journal, Starred Review
“Ryan's latest in her Jane Ryland series is a gem. Deception and greed lead to murder in this excellent novel that is enhanced by Ryan's background as an investigative reporter.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!
“Ryan's smart, well-paced third Jane Ryland novel (after 2013's The Wrong Girl) takes aim at the housing crisis of recent years...Ryan, a Mary Higgins Clark Award winner, cleverly ties the plot together, offers surprising but believable plot twists, and skillfully characterizes the supporting cast... She also provides just the right amount of romance between Jane and Jake, with a delectable hint that Jake might have some competition.” —Publishers Weekly
“Foreclosure fraud entwines with a 20-year-old murder case in the latest knotty, engrossing mystery-thriller by an award-winning Boston journalist... Ryland and Brogan are such a cute couple that you wonder how long it'll be before somebody makes a TV series out of them.” —Kirkus Reviews