Posted in contest, Giveaway, mystery, Review, suspense, women on January 26, 2013

HPRToday’s review is a new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate. A television journalist since 1975, she has won 28 Emmys and twelve 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 five 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 and named to several “Best of 2012” lists. She’s on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America (and an instructor at MWA-U) and is president of national Sisters in Crime.

She has another series, also about an anchorwoman, Charlotte McNally mysteries.







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.


If politics doesn’t make for an interesting and explosive read, I’m not sure what does!  Jane is a reporter and does what reporters do…gets out there and gets the story.  Jake is a cop, with a thing for Jane.  He doesn’t want to tell her things because of her career, but knows that she can help him solve the mystery….even if she puts herself into precarious positions!

The story intrigued me because I wondered how a journalist would balance solving a crime (or helping to solve) and reporting on the situation.  The character had a good balance even if she did get herself into some trouble!

I know I’ve said it on here before, but I rarely figure out who the killer is and this book was no different…..I might have had an inkling towards the end, but Hank does a great job of masking the clues and not making it easy to figure out.

All in all we give it 4 paws and think this will be a great new series.  Check it out!


Interview with the author:


The Giveaway:

The publicist sent me a copy of the book to read and I want to share it with one of my lucky readers!