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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - What You See



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.

17 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this book! Happy Reading. My WoW is gothic horror romance and kind of a different thing for me, but I think it's going to be amazing.

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Beth. I'll visit and see what you are highlighting this week.

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  2. I may have one of his books and must try it. Sounds suspenseful.

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    1. Suspenseful would be it, I'm sure.

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  3. Great choice. I have a few books in this series already, but haven't had the chance to start them. I've met Hank at several book events and she is charming, funny, and personable.

    My WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/07/waiting-on-wednesday-twains-end.html

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    1. I read the blog that she participates in, Jungle Reds, and she seems very nice. Look forward to the series.

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  4. I've never heard of this series. It sounds good. Thanks for sharing it. My WoW

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    1. I've wanted to start it for quite some time, Laura.

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  5. I haven't heard of this series. Sounds really good.

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    1. It does sound good, doesn't it?

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  6. I haven't read this series, although I have heard of the author. Looks good!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. I thought so. Thanks for coming by, Kate!

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  7. I've read a couple books in the author's other series and really enjoyed them. I haven't tried this series, but I hear it's even better.

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    1. It has sure won the awards. Must have something. :-)

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