Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Other Woman

The Other Woman
by Hank Phillippi Ryan

This fast-paced novel starts with two storylines that eventually merge. Jane Ryland refused to reveal her source after reporting about grocery magnet Arthur Vick's affair with a hooker. Vick sued Channel 11 and Jane for slander. He won the million-dollar lawsuit and Jane lost her job as an investigative reporter for a Boson TV station. With help from her friend, Detective Jake Brogan, she found a job as a newspaper reporter. One of her first assignments is to interview Moira Lassiter, wife of Owen Lassiter who running for senate. Moira has disappeared from the campaign trail and Owen Lassiter's public relations staff only says that she is "taking a break from the campaign" and refuses to arrange an interview for Ryland. Jane uses her fine investigative skills to track down Moira Lassiter. Moira thinks that her husband is having an affair and she wants Jane to find the other woman. The second storyline involves a series of deaths that may or may not be the work of a serial killer. Each woman was found by a bridge. The press cries that a serial killer is targeting young women and leaving their bodies under bridges. Boston police detective Jake Brogan isn't sure that the deaths are related. Ryan sprinkles surprises through out the book that keeps the reader turning the pages. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Julie Kramer and Jan Burke.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[Also available in downloadable audio format.]

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