The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Book - 2012
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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.

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.

ISBN: 9780765369130
Characteristics: 450 pages ;,18 cm.


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Mar 04, 2019

1st in the series of 5 titles thru yr 2016: the Jane Ryland series...newspaper reporter, Boston.

The plot rises and dips during the circumstances of four dead women discovered in the water near a famous bridge; the action of a serial killer?

The plot is dramatic, filled with the action of ringing cell phones, the deadline of newspaper articles, car trips, surprise appointments on surprising characters, and election intrigue.
Jane Ryland and her associates are likeable characters, like real people doing their jobs.
I'd say it's a 3.5 star book; I found it to be a page turner, and it was "good therapy reading" during the cold and snow of winter.

The Other Woman novel was a year 2012 Best Novel nominee for an Agatha Award. and
yr 2013 winner for Mary Higgins Clark award/Edgar Award.

The Wrong Girl is the 2nd book in the series of 5 titles.

Mar 14, 2017

A very generous three stars.
This is the first book in a series, about investigative reporter Jane Ryland. While I enjoyed the main characters and the interaction between Jane and her boss, Alex, and Jane and Jake, the sexy police detective, the plot was all over the place.
The author seemed hell-bent on speeding up the pace of the novel, by introducing far too many plot lines: The Bridge Killer, who may or may not exist; Jane's informant on a major story winds up dead; a political candidate's wife suspects him of having an affair, and asks Jane to investigate; a mysterious woman in a red coat who appears too often at political rallies; people from the past reappear, and no one is who they seem to be.
It's like a game of "Whack-a-Mole", where just when you think you've solved one mystery, another one pops up!
I will try another Jane Ryland book, simply because I did like the character, and hope that Ms. Ryan has learned to tighten up her plot structure.

Nov 23, 2015

Political lntrigue at its best from Ryan who is now becoming a favourite author. This is a definite page turner that should not be started until you can finish it. One of the better books I have read recently. Kept me guessing to the very end.

Michael Colford May 15, 2014

Jane Ryland is a former television investigative reporter who refused to give up a source and was subsequently separated from her job in disgrace. Now she has a second chance of sorts, in the much less glamorous job as a newspaper reporter. Her first job revolves around the possible extra-martial relationship of a political candidate. At the same time, Boston police detective, Jake Brogan, is wrestling with the emergence of a possible new serial killer that the media has dubbed the Bridge Killer, which Jane would much rather be covering.

Hank Phillippi Ryan has constructed a straight-forward, but complicated mystery with layer upon layer of revelations in the world of politics. Her heroine is struggling with a major setback in her life and working to put things back together, while trying to keep a safe, professional distance from Jake, for whom she harbors a strong, reciprocated attraction. The Other Woman is the first of a new Jane Ryland series, and has won the Mary Higgins Clark Award.

Mar 29, 2014

Very disappointing and difficult to read. Lost interest virtually every time I read 2-3 chapters. No suspense whatsoever. Very tedious

Jan 05, 2014

Serial killer (or not), politics, and long-lost family make for an intriguing story. The author lays out the story well and keeps you guessing right up until the end. Love the Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan characters . . . hopefully somewhere down the road they will be a couple!! Good read--7 out of 10 on this one.

Aug 27, 2013

Can't wait to read her earlier books. Ditto 5 star

Nov 07, 2012

Really enjoyed this book - first one I have read of hers. A little complex but all comes together as you along with lots to keep you guessing. Definitely a 5 star

nutty7688 Sep 26, 2012

Too many characters to track, lost interest.

Will speak on Thursday, November 8 as part of the Author Talk Series

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