The Other Woman (Jane Ryland #1)
Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, ...more
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The first in a series. Jane Ryland is a reporter. She gets fired from her TV job and gets a newspaper job. She is in love (or at least, has the potential to be) with Jake – a cop, but they can never be together because of their jobs.
I actually like that Jake and Jane don't do anything sexual in the book. For one thing, I feel like they really are getting to know and love(?) each other as people instead of just lusting after each other.
This book is about a political campaign an ...more
To be fair I’d have to rate The Other Woman somewhere between ok and like. As stated above I liked the premise but something fell flat for me. I didn’t like the dialo ...more
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I enjoy mystery novels that revolve around journalists. Brad Parks and Bruce DeSilva are two personal favorites. I went into this novel with an expectation that there would be a similar style. By that I mean, the mystery and crimes are uncovered though investigative journalism and the crimes are substantive. In some ways this occurred in The Other Woman but overall the story lacked focus and leave the reader feeling a bit disoriented.
Reminiscent of an `80s style detective show, The Other Woman is a fast-paced thriller/mystery that could easily be turned into a Lifetime special.
It was okay.
What I liked
The writing is crisp, clean, and full of sensory detail. Ryan's experience as an investigative reporter certainly comes through. Furthermore, the plot and subplots are revealed slowly and woven together nicely.
What I didn't like
Cliché one-dimensional characters. This is a rather formulaic genre, so I guess ...more
Investigative reporter Jane Ryland is trying to resurrect her career which was destroyed when she refused to reveal a source. She has no idea that her determination to find out who the ‘other’ woman is in random pictures of a senatorial campaign will turn out to be a co ...more
The writing in the opening is amateurish, characterization and dialog poor. The author tries awkwardly to give us time, place, backstory. Do the following excerpts sound to YOU like what a realistic seasoned detective is thinking and saying at a murd ...more
What do I think? I think the same things many of my favorite mystery and suspense writers think. Here is a sampling:
Lee Child> "The Other Woman does everything a great suspense novel should. Ryan raises the bar sky high."
Lisa Scottoline> "If you haven't read Hank Phillipi Ryan yet, you should, and The Other Wo ...more
Jane Ryland was a television reporter, fired when she refused to reveal a source and cost the station a million dollars. Now she w ...more
It is clear that there is an "Other Woman" but, what is not clear is exactly who or why she is....
This story was filled with intriguing characters, an exciting backd ...more
Humiliated and suddenly jobless, she drops out of sight to wallow in depression for awhile, but when she decides life must go on, she follows up on a lead provided by her police detective friend, J ...more
Long: I reserve five-star reviews for books that I find almost perfect & can give an unreserved recommendation. THE OTHET WOMAN starts out at a fairly brisk pace. Dead body. Possible serial killer. Disgraced reporter. It's a good hook. Ryan moves the story right along using several POVs, no mean feat. You get a good picture of Jane & Jake. There are some people who are clearly not who they appear to be. Then somewhere aroun ...more
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I just started rea ...more
The plot is very well executed an ...more
Son hired by The Boston Register only because the city editor wants her to identify the source she wouldn’t identify in court, Jane has to once again ...more
A best-selling author of seven bestselling novels of suspense, Hank's first Jane Ryla ...more