Search Results: "Hank Phillippi Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT YOU SEE by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Reading this book will offer a perverse comfort to those who think our screen-infested culture curtails any possibility of genuine mystery. Looks can still deceive in the digital age."
Think all those surveillance cameras in public places will keep you safe and solve every crime? An intrepid Boston journalist and her police detective boyfriend find out that they probably won't. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The complex storyline, which approaches child welfare from many different angles, provides Ryan (The Other Woman, 2012, etc.) with a plot that never allows the reader a moment of breathing room."
A young woman's murder, which orphans two children, gives a reporter a story she can't resist. Read full book review >

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TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Ryland and Brogan are such a cute couple that you wonder how long it'll be before somebody makes a TV series out of them."
Foreclosure fraud entwines with a 20-year-old murder case in the latest knotty, engrossing mystery-thriller by an award-winning Boston journalist. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER WOMAN by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"More of everything you read thrillers for—two unrelated stalkers, four unrelated killers (along with diverse non-homicidal malefactors) and enough plot twists for a pretzel factory. Readers who love too much of a good thing will look forward to the promised series from Ryan (Drive Time, 2010, etc.)."
Fired by the TV station that got sued for libel when she refused to reveal a source, a Boston reporter gets thrown into the even more dangerous shark tank of a U.S. Senate campaign. Read full book review >

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SAY NO MORE by Hank Phillippi Ryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Ryan shows a greater assurance in handling her multitiered plot through the use of multiple points of view. The device works so well it should become a regular part of her winning format."
Boston's smartest, sexiest investigative couple returns, and, even more so than usual, they find themselves entwined in each other's cases. Read full book review >

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WE COME IN PIECES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Boy Brain
Bonus Factor: Aliens
Relationship Status: Look Me Up in a Decade or Two

Cover Story: Emoji Rebus

Did you know that the red-haired girl emoji was named Jenny? Me neither.

The Deal:

Derek is a ...


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WHAT IS AND WHAT SHOULD NEVER BE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Wolf by Wolf (Book 1) by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 2
Talky Talk: The Darkest Timeline
Bonus Factor:
 Motorcycle Race
Ambivalence Factor: Skinshifting
Relationship Status: Don't Leave Me This Way

 

Cover Story: Hungry Like the Wolf(e)

The ...


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WHEN LAW IS LAWLESS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done
BFF Charm: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: She Says, He Says, She Says in a Race Against Time
Bonus Factors:
 Kowloon Walled City, Mulan
Relationship Status: Partners in Crime

 

Cover Story: Gets the Job Done

Maybe it's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HANK GREENBERG by Hank Greenberg
Released: May 24, 1989

Flatfooted, posthumous autobiography by the great Detroit Tigers slugger of the 1930's and 1940's, edited after his death by Ira Berkow (Red—A Biography of Red Smith, Carew, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though touching on the unique Japanese-American experience, this is ultimately an inoffensive, pedestrian trek."
A Nisei's story of being confined in an internment camp during World War II and hardscrabble years afterward, interspersed with a diary of high-altitude hiking. Read full book review >

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ALTITUDE ZERO by Hank Searls
Released: June 10, 1991

"Action veteran Searle (Kataki, etc.) spins a pleasurably implausible yarn that would probably make a terrific movie if it didn't come out of Airplane and its ilk in the first place."
Poor copilot Anne Woodhouse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Rubin has not rewritten Hemingway's or Orwell's masterpieces on the Spanish Civil War, but his contribution is moving, angry, and deeply convincing. (5 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This brief memoir of the Spanish Civil War by an American who volunteered with the International Brigade builds up steam slowly but does eventually become quite gripping. Read full book review >