This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Hank Phillippi Ryan's Jane Ryland series is one that I've meant to sample pretty much since she began it. It has been nominated for and won numerous awards in the mystery community. The main protagonists are Jane Ryland, investigative newspaper reporter, and Jake Brogan, homicide detective, in the Boston area. Ryan herself is an investigative reporter for the NBC affiliate in Boston. She's won EMMYs galore, as well are other media honors. And by the way, this author is a she - make no mistake about that! The first book in the series is The Other Woman, and my pick for this week, the 4th book, is:
Publication Date: October 20th
Why would a father abduct his own child? A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland's family, but there's a disaster instead. Nine-year-old Gracie-supposed to be the flower girl-has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there's a limit to the bonds of family-and learns to her peril what happens when loved ones are pushed too far.
Meanwhile, Detective Jake Brogan's got a doozy of a case. At Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, a man is stabbed to death in front of a crowd of tourists snapping photos of the murder on their cell phones. Solving the case should be easy, but the pictures and surveillance video lead him to a dark conspiracy of extortion and stolen lives.
Jane and Jake must explore where their loyalties lie-to each other? To their families? To their careers? If they make the wrong decision, the consequences could be fatal.