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Say No More: A Jane Ryland Novel

(Jane Ryland #5)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  566 ratings  ·  90 reviews
The thrilling fifth installment in Hank Phillippi Ryan's Award-Winning Jane Ryland Series!

"Downright superb! A rocket-paced thriller with one of the most compelling casts in recent literary history."--Jeffery Deaver on Say No More

When Boston reporter Jane Ryland reports a hit and run, she soon learns she saw more than a car crash--she witnessed the collaps
Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Forge (first published November 1st 2016)
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Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fifth entry in the Jane Ryland mystery/crime series checks so many boxes on the exceptional novel check-list that Hank Phillippi Ryan might want to make room in her already jam-packed award cabinet. Every novel in this series imparts unsurpassed plotting and a timely theme threaded with reliability and consistency. Say No More starts its theme with its very title and infuses into every pivotal action the paralyzing effects of keeping quiet about a crime, even when it is a crime committed aga ...more
Victoria Thompson
Another winner.

Hank Philippi Ryan keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very last page. Jane and Jake are a formidable team.
Judy Collins
Have enjoyed each and every one of Hank Phillippi Ryan's Jane Ryland books. A huge Jane/Jake fan! Not sure how I missed this one in 2016. Nice to catch up with the adventurous and talented duo.

Xe Sands delivered another outstanding performance!

Full review to follow.
Jean Rabe
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I finished reading this marvelous, complex book last night. I am a former news reporter, and so I appreciated Hank Phillippi Ryan getting it right ... how a reporter covers a story, works with police, interviews a subject.

Her characters were "real." People with enough depth and detail to make you think you might meet them on the street. I enjoyed the women victims coming forward, a topic that hits close to the headlines right now.

And her descriptions of people and places
Mark Baker
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2017
When Jane witnesses a hit and run on her way to interview a source, she becomes embroiled in a case much bigger than she thinks she will be. Meanwhile, her story on campus rape is heating up. And her boyfriend, cop Jake Brogan, is working on the case of a suspicious death when an adjunct professor dies in a swimming pool.

And once again we are off on a fantastic ride. We get the story from a total of five points of view, and it is always fun to switch back to other characters and see
I was somewhat disappointed in this latest book. Jane Ryland and her fiance Jake are once again in the midst of murder investigations. Although it seemed to have potential in the beginning, I felt it dragged along somewhat with none of the engrossing edge of your seat suspense I found in her other books. I probably will not purchase another hardcover from this author.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another interesting story from Ms Ryan! There are quite a few characters introduced, along with a couple different plots, but in the end it is amazing how all the pieces come together. I love the chemistry between main characters, Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan, and look forward to their next adventure. 5 out of 10.
John Machata
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Jane Ryland is one of my fav characters. Quick smart and always looking for truth and justice- she's someone you can cheer for.

In this book, especially, the characters need someone like Jane in their corner, because of the issue: rape on college campuses.

It is VERY good!!
Excellent. Hank Phillippi Ryan is one of my absolutely favorite authors and her books just keep getting better and better. I can't wait for the next one!
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hank has an amazing gift for juggling several characters with complex storylines that all fit together.

Her fast-paced, immediate approach to the story has readers captured from page one.
Katherine Decker
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kat-2017-rc
Another great thriller involving Jane and Jake. Interesting characters and plot twists make for a real page- turner.
Ben Campbell
I enjoy reading most genres, and sometimes I enjoy reading murder mysteries, and this is a good mystery, but, I have to confess, even though this author has won five Agatha Awards and a few other awards, I found this mystery way too wordy, as if filling empty spaces.

I'm going to be way too complicated with this overview, so dismiss everything I have written.

You can say there is a lot of character development, and you can say that people are complicated, and you can say th
Gloria Feit
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the publisher: When Boston television reporter Jane Ryland reports a hit-and-run, she soon learns she saw more than a cara crash - - she witnessed the collapse of an alibi. Working on an expose of sexual assaults on college campuses for the station’s new documentary unit, Jane has just convinced a date rape victim to reveal her heartbreaking experience on camera. However, a disturbing, anonymous message that arrives in her office mail - - SAY NO MORE - - has Jane really and truly scared. Ho ...more
Martha Francescato
As soon as I finished reading Say No More, I had to go back to the beginning. True –- I had read it fast, wanting to know how it ended. Too much suspense for my poor heart! But as I read it for the second time, I realized that what had happened was that I could not be just a witness. I needed to get inside the story. Its power was too strong and would not leave me. So, I stopped and tried to analyze my feelings. What was it that made this particular story so powerful?

It is not only t
Liz Milliron
It's kind of a trope - people say the latest book an author wrote is "the best ever."

In Hank Phillip Ryan's case it happens to be true.

Say No More starts with a seemingly innocent event. Reporter Jane Ryland witnesses a hit-and-run. Not all that dramatic...or is it?

At the same time, Detective Jake Brogan responds to a dead woman in a pool. Accident...or something more sinister?

You meet a scheming college administrator, a woman who is definitely keeping secr/>Say
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hank Phillippi Ryan has brought us another award winning Jane Ryland thriller! Taken from headline stories, Jane and Jake once again are once again facing death and injustice in their lives. Carefully crafted storylines start as separate threads, and Hank’s ability to weave them into a tense, riveting and fast moving thriller keep you turning the pages wondering what will happen next. Jane reports a hit and run, but soon learns the police want more than she may be willing to give. She is also wo ...more
Jan 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this new Jane Ryland thriller.

The disparate parts of the story were fast moving, thus keeping your interest in each storyline as it unfolded. And Ryan's deft touch in tying them together is always right.

One part of the story I found fascinating was how the victim of a sexual assault ended up being able to prove that her attacker was not guilty of another crime he was accused of. You could feel the tension surrounding the decision whether to provide the alibi or
Georgiana Huizenga
I liked this latest addition to the Jane Ryland series quite a lot. There are several stories here. First, Jane is witness to a hit and run accident, then there is a possible murder, and finally the story of a rape at a college campus. It is interesting to see the way they all tie together. It is also interesting to see the growing relationship between Jane and Jake who are two very appealing protagonists.
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite of the series, so far -- stories interweave to the satisfying conclusion.
Mary Ann
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My only regret is that I read Hank's books too fast! Always a thrill sharing a story with Jane & Jake. Love these characters.
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve liked this series from the get-go. Say No More is a solid addition to it.

A front cover blurb calls it ‘A rocket-paced thriller.’ I’d say it’s more like a long high-speed trip on the Interstate. I’m more partial to books like that anyway. I like stories that let me catch my breath every so often.

Like every book in the series, this one has Jane and Jake pursuing separate investigations – Jane a story about rapes on college campuses, Jake the murder of a professor – that ev
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Jane Ryland thinks she's finally got her personal life and professional ethics sorted out: she can keep dating homicide detective Jake Brogan and maintain her journalistic integrity by only working on hard-hitting documentaries, not breaking news. On her way to an interview for her exposé on campus rape, though, she witnesses a hit-and-run that puts Jane herself into the story. Meanwhile, Jake is investigating a college professor's drowning in a blue-blooded, tight-lipped neighborhood. Inevitabl ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jake and Jane continue to try to navigate their relationship and their careers. This time it's a question of who saw what, and whether they're obligated to say anything about it. Jane and Jake navigate multiple situations where the issue of what to say, and what a person is obligated to say, is key. Of course, all these situations prove to be tied together.
At times I find Jane very annoying. I clearly don't think like a reporter. To me, there's an easy answer to all of Jane's questions and that
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow I didn't want to put this one down!

This is my first Jane Ryland novel and it won't be my last. I have already purchased book one, The Other Woman. Starting with book 5, it wasn't difficult to follow.

Jane is no longer working breaking news and her new producer Fiola Morello is new too. Jane witnesses an accident while on the way to interview Adams Bay College Dean of Students for their investigation of campus rapes. Jane finds herself investigating the same people her
May 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club, mystery
Took until page 150 or more to get into this. If not for f2f group read I might have quit. Too many pov’s and what I called a “meanwhile” structure with a bunch of actions overlapping. It felt like trying to juggle too many balls at once. Jane is supposed to be the lead but I found her cop boyfriend, Jake, to be the more compelling character. Decent sense of the Boston setting. The ending kind of left you hanging about a potential major shift. Is this the end of this series (no new title in 3 ye ...more
Richard Becker
This is another top-notch mystery. I enjoyed how Jake and Jane's cases came together and enjoyed watching them salve the crimes. The villains of the story were quite a bunch: the unfeeling, intimidating school administrator,the department chair, and the preppy college boy rapist. The tension the main characters felt about crossing the line in their police officer/journalist relationship was well done. The ending was ambiguous, so I am waiting to see how things turn out in the next volume of this ...more
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hank Phillippi Ryan is one of my favorite mystery writers. I discovered her Jane Ryland series at a book signing in Fort Myers, FL and I have been hooked ever since. "Say No More" is now my official fave, although I say that after reading each of her novels. In "Say No More", TV investigative reporter Jane Ryland's work on a documentary dealing with sexual assaults on campus, puts her in direct conflict with Boston police detective Jake Brogan, who inconveniently also happens to be her fiancé. T ...more
A.B. Funkhauser
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hank Phillippi Ryan is an investigative reporter out of Boston, and so it was with great excitement that I tucked into this, her latest, with great anticipation. Writers who live / observe their material craft fast reads, and this was true of SAY NO MORE. I flew through it, and then I had to go back and read it again. Multiple plot lines and characters drew me along because I love big stories that extract commitment. The subject matter is timely--the culture of silence surrounding rape--and Phil ...more
Catherine Woodman
I like the interplay between the two protagonists in this series, one being a cop and one being a reporter. The writing is solid and the plot, if you can suspend belief about how they come to be involved in the same case, is good. Jane witnesses a hit and run, and gets a very good look at the driver, which makes her both a reporter and a witness.
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Hank Phillippi Ryan is the 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 psychological thriller, THE MURDER LIST, received a *starred review from Library Journal--which called it: Masterly plotted, riveting and a must read.

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