The debut novel from one of the most talked-about new authors of crime fiction!
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.
Ryan . . . fashion[s] a revenge-fueled plot that twists and turns at breakneck speed. Political skillduggery and murder make a high octane mix for a perfect pre-election thriller - Booklist
Fast-talking, quick-thinking, schooled in the gritty reality of crime reporting, Jane Ryland works to rehabilitate her professional reputation while she establishes herself in a new job, complete with a rival, a new man in her sites, and a serious problem on her hands; all of it coming together in a heart-stopping finale.
Innocent bystanders beware! This series is off and running. You better hope you can catch up - Sue Grafton
Ryan . . . employs her investigative reporting and political background to craft a dizzying labyrinth of twists, turns, and surprises. Readers who crave mystery and political intrigue will be mesmerized by this first instalment of her new series - Library Journal review
Does everything a great suspense novel should... Ryan raises the bar sky-high - I knew she was good, but I had no idea she was this good. - Lee Childs, New York Times bestselling author
Non-stop action, written from the rare perspective of one who knows the news business from the inside out... Ryan grabbed me on page one. As current as today's headlines, The Other Woman is a wholly entertaining read. Just when you think you know it all, Ryan surprises with another twist. - Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author
If you haven't read Hank Phillippi Ryan yet, you should, and The Other Woman is the perfect place to start. A killer plot, compelling characters, and non-stop suspense. Riveting! - Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
The Other Woman is the book that will launch her onto the national bestseller lists: a thriller that twists so fast it'll leave you gasping. If you think you know where this story's going, you don't - but I promise, you won't want to wait to find out. - Joseph Finder, New York Times bestseller author
What a wonderful heroine! Anyone who loves smart, multi-dimensional characters will fall for Jane Ryland. It's a thrilling ride and a thrilling read. - Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author
A former US Senate staffer and political campaign aide, Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, and has won twenty-seven Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards. A bestselling author of four mystery novels, Ryan has won the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards. She's on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.