Hank Phillippi Ryan
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?
“I know it’s legal. But it’s terrible.” Jane Ryland winced as the Sandovals’ wooden bed frame hit the tall grass in the overgrown front yard and shattered into three jagged pieces. “The cops throwing someone’s stuff out the window. Might as well be Dickens, you know? Eviction? There’s got to be a better way.”
Terrible facts. Great pictures. A perfect newspaper story. She turned to TJ. “You getting this?”
TJ didn’t take his eye from the viewfinder. “Rolling and recording,” he
“Smart, well-paced…Ryan, a Mary Higgins Clark Award winner, cleverly ties the plot together, offers surprising but believable plot twists, and skillfully characterizes the supporting cast…just the right amount of romance.”—Publishers Weekly
"Truth Be Told is Hank Phillippi Ryan at her best. She uses all her insider skills to craft a terrific story - smart, edgy, full of more twists and turns than you can ever outguess, and a thrilling read to the very last page. If you love Ryan's books like I do, you're in for a great ride, and if you're picking her up for the first time, you're starting with a winner."--Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author
"Hank Philippi Ryan weaves a taut web of suspense in TRUTH BE TOLD. Be prepared to lose sleep once you start reading, because you won't want to stop. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Meg Gardiner, New York Times bestselling author
"Hank Phillippi Ryan proves herself one of the most adept masters of plot on the planet with her latest, Truth Be Told. Surprises -- major surprises -- abound, characters live and breath, and everything comes satisfyingly together in the vortex of a perfect storm that pits the duties of the police against the responsibilities of the news media, and makes it all personal. If crime fiction is your beat, this one is a must read." --John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author
"A complex mystery with a very likeable heroine and a clever ending."--Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Worthy Brown's Daughter