Starred Review: The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Ryan, an investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, knows her way around politics at high levels, and she uses that knowledge to fashion a revenge-fueled plot that twists and turns at breakneck speed. Political skullduggery and murder make a high octane mix for a perfect pre-election thriller.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The Other Woman gets another starred review in Booklist!

Here’s the full review, which was in the September 1 issue:

 Boston TV reporter Jane Ryland’s refusal to give up her source for a story accusing supermarket mogul Arthur Vick of making promises to call-girl Sellica Darden results in her station losing a million-dollar defamation suit, and Jane losing her job. With a little help from her pal, Detective Jake Brogan, Jane—now labeled “Wrong Guy Ryland”—lands a spot on a newspaper, working for a former competitor, sharing a desk, and getting the soft assignment of interviewing the wife of U.S. senatorial candidate Owen Lassiter. But the biggest local news, which is being covered by Jane’s deskmate, involves the recent deaths of two young women whose bodies are found in the river; when the third such victim is Darden, Vick becomes a viable suspect in what seem to be a string of serial murders. With the Senate race heating up, Jane is looking for “the other woman” in Lassiter’s life, while Jake is after “the Bridge Killer.” Ryan, an investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, knows her way around politics at high levels, and she uses that knowledge to fashion a revenge-fueled plot that twists and turns at breakneck speed. Political skulduggery and murder make a high-octane mix in this perfect thriller for an election season.  — Michele Leber

The Other Woman published September 4th.