|The third in the award-winning Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan mystery series, Truth Be Told, takes us into the world of foreclosure fraud. Investigative reporter Jane Ryland finds out the truth behind a middle class family’s eviction from their home and the players behind the scheme will stop at nothing to cover up their secret. Meanwhile, Boston homicide detective Jake Brogan investigates a 20-year-old cold case that he has a personal stake in. Kirkus Reviews says Truth Be Told is “…an engrossing mystery-thriller by an award-winning Boston journalist.” Yes, Hank is an on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate. She’s won multiple Emmys, Edward R. Murrow awards, and dozens of other honors for her ground-breaking journalism. Coupled with her Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony awards, as well as the coveted Mary Higgins Clark award, Hank proves she’s one of the thriller elite.|
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?
About the Author
Hank Phillippi Ryan is the investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate. She has won thirty Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards for her ground-breaking journalism. The bestselling author of four mystery novels as well as The Other Woman, the first book to feature reporter Jane Ryland and Detective Jake Brogan, Ryan has won two Agatha Awards, as well as the Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award.
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.
Indie Next ListSeptember 2012
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