Synopses & Reviews
Award-winning and Boston Globe
bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family.
Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is engaging in the ultimate betrayal—reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.
For detective Jake Brogan and his partner, a young womans brutal murder seems a sadly predictable case of domestic violence, one that results in two toddlers being shuttled into the foster care system. Then Jake finds an empty cradle at the murder scene. Where is the baby who should have been sleeping there?
Jane and Jake are soon on a trail full of twists and turns that takes them deep into the heart of a foster care system in crisis and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal. When the threatening phone calls start, Jane knows she is on the right track…but with both a killer at large and an infant missing, time is running out….
The Wrong Girl is a riveting novel of familial relationships—both known and unknown—vile greed, senseless murder, and the ultimate in deception. What if you didnt know the truth about your own family?
The Wrong Girl is the winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for best contemporary novel.
"Whip-smart writing and a dizzying pace make The Wrong Girl a thrilling, one-night read!"
-- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Last to Die
Praise for THE OTHER WOMAN
"Hank Phillippi Ryan is a star."
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
"Innocent bystanders beware! This series is off and running. You better hope you can catch up."
—Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author
"What a wonderful heroine! Anyone who loves smart, multi-dimensional characters will fall for Jane Ryland... Its a thrilling ride and thrilling read."
—Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author
“Narrator Ilyana Kadushin has a great sense of timing and the ability to express emotion without overdoing it.” - Christian Science Monitor
“Narrator Kadushin has a great sense of timing, a pretty voice, and the ability to express emotion without overdoing it."—Christian Science Monitor"Kadushins powerful voice takes the listener on a suspense-filled romp, expertly matching cadence to the story as it unfolds. Sometimes it is just a pause that highlights the sexual electricity between Ryland and Brogan; sometimes it is the speed with which the words come tumbling out that elicit the feelings of danger and excitement in this spellbinding mystery."—Booklist"Kadushin… narrates the fast-paced yarn with a whispery, breathy vocal that intrigues, adding a touch of mystery and secret-spilling gossip to the mix." —Mystery Scene
About the Author
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, and has won twenty-eight Emmys and ten Edward R. Murrow awards. A Boston Globe
bestselling author, Ryan has won the
has won two Agatha Awards, in addition to the Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Shes on the national board of directors of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and is the author of The Other Woman, The Wrong Girl and Truth be Told.