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Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of eleven award winning novels of suspense. National reviews have called her a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller." Her newest thriller, THE FIRST TO LIE, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, calling it "Stellar."

Her earlier psychological thriller, THE MURDER LIST, received a *starred review from Library Journal--which called it: Masterly plotted, riveting and a must read. It's now an Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, a number one legal thriller on Amazon, and a USA Today Bestseller.

Her first psychological standalone, TRUST ME (now in paperback) , is an Agatha Award nominee, and was named BEST of 2
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Hank Phillippi Ryan Hi, Linda! Yes, the books are suitable..no such language or explicit sex. (You know The Other Woman won the Mary Higgins Clark award, which is essenti…moreHi, Linda! Yes, the books are suitable..no such language or explicit sex. (You know The Other Woman won the Mary Higgins Clark award, which is essentially her stamp of approval that the book is appropriate. And The Wrong Girl and Truth Be Told both won the Agatha, for mysteries in th vein of Agatha Christie) I've heard from many teenagers that they truly enjoyed them--the books are smart and fast-paced, and realistically about a woman journalist.
Hope this helps--let me know whatever I can do! And hank you so much fort your interest! (ANd WHAT YOU SEE, coming out this fall, features a teenager and her relationship with her mom!)
with much affection
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Hank Phillippi Ryan Oh, what a great question! Of course the journalism is key--I've been a reporter for almost 40 years (!) --and it's taught me how to tell a story! Beg…moreOh, what a great question! Of course the journalism is key--I've been a reporter for almost 40 years (!) --and it's taught me how to tell a story! Beginning, middle, end. Compelling ,and interesting, and entertaining. Important, and where the good guys win, and the bad guys get what's coming to them. And it's funny, after all those years, I get to make stuff up! And that was so intriguing to me--I wondered if my brain would do that, you know? After all these years of "Just the facts," would I be able to create a story simply from my imagination? And it's turned out to be amazing. (THE WRONG GIRL just won the Agatha!)

"Escape"? Oh, dear, Ami. There is no escape. But now, as a thriller author, I can call it all research. Thank you so much for your terrific question..keep 'em coming! (less)
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"Full of glamour, intrigue, and masterful suspense, HER PERFECT LIFE is yet another knockout novel by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Chapter by chapter, Ryan ramps up the tension, brilliantly feinting left and right, making us frantically turn the pages. With v" Read more of this review »
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Anyone who has read a Hank Phillippi Ryan novel knows she’s a true master of twisty turns and deep deception—nobody keeps us guessing like Hank does. With sleek prose and characters mor" Read more of this review »
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"There’s a reason Hank Philippi Ryan keeps winning so many awards, because she is a master at crafting suspense around fully formed characters with real emotion and depth. In Her Perfect Life, she takes things to the next level with Lily, the beloved " Read more of this review »
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"When you read a Hank Phillippi Ryan mystery you are in the hands of a master! HER PERFECT LIFE offers shocking twists, whip-smart turns, and a deep-dive into the dark side of celebrity. (Hank is well-known journalist, herself.) I devoured it.
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message 6: by Hank

Hank Ryan Beth wrote: "Hi Hank,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life!"


Aww...hope our paths cross in person soon.. Congratulations on your wild success...xoo


message 5: by Hank

Hank Ryan Zoë wrote: "Hi Hank

Thanks so much for Friending me. Great cover on the Forge catalogue and THE OTHER WOMAN, btw :)"


Thanks, Zoe! So nice of you! Yes, It's such a great cover.. I was so happy to see it! And THE WRONG GIRL, coming this fall is also wonderful.. Keep in touch, okay?
with much affection..xoxo Hank


message 4: by Hank

Hank Ryan Jean wrote: "Among other observations, Hank has a great name. What a surprise to see a glamorous woman named Hank as author of this new suspense novel. Will definitely have to read The Other Woman."

Thank you so much, Jean! What a treat to hear from you..and what fun to hear your kind words. I do hope you love THE OTHER WOMAN..and will look for the new THE WRONG GIRL in September! Be sure to watch for a Goodreads giveaway coming soon--you're the first to know!


message 3: by Jean

Jean Harrington Among other observations, Hank has a great name. What a surprise to see a glamorous woman named Hank as author of this new suspense novel. Will definitely have to read The Other Woman.


message 2: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Hank

Thanks so much for Friending me. Great cover on the Forge catalogue and THE OTHER WOMAN, btw :)


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Hank,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life!


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