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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (404 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jane Ryland Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781427226815
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Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn't content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate's secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election.

Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a "bridge killer" hunting the young women of Boston.
As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected…and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal.
Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it'll take a lot more than votes to win this election.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Other Woman does everything a great suspense novel should… Ryan raises the bar sky-high--I knew she was good, but I had no idea she was this good. Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author
  • Nonstop action, written from the rare perspective of one who knows the news business from the inside out… Ryan grabbed me on page one. As current as today's headlines, The Other Woman is a wholly entertaining read. Just when you think you know it all, Ryan surprises with another twist. Sandra Brown
  • A thriller that twists so fast it'll leave you gasping. If you think you know where this story's going, you don't --but I promise, you won't want to wait to find out. Hank Phillippi Ryan is a star. Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
  • A rocket ride of a thriller! Ryan effortlessly captures the frenetic pace of colliding lives, cutting edge journalism, and killer secrets, as only a true insider would know. Brava! Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
  • A master of timing, Hank Phillippi Ryan serves up a powerful fusion of political intrigue and dastardly crime that keeps the reader captivated until the final, explosive ending. Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Narrator Kadushin has a great sense of timing, a pretty voice and the ability to express emotion without overdoing it. The Plain Dealer

  • This fast-paced mystery, set in Boston, translates well to audio…Narrator Ilyana Kadushin portrays the assorted characters in a clear but intimate voice that engages listeners in Jane's life. AudioFile Magazine
  • If you haven't read Hank Phillippi Ryan yet, you should, and The Other Woman is the perfect place to start. A killer plot, compelling characters, and nonstop suspense. Riveting! Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Nonstop suspense. Riveting!”

    Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Political skullduggery and murder make a high octane mix in this perfect thriller.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A dizzying labyrinth of twists, turns, and surprises. Readers who crave mystery and political intrigue will be mesmerized.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • Winner of the 2013 Mary Higgins Clark Award
  • A 2013 Macavity Award Nominee for Best Mystery Novel
  • A 2012 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2013 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 2013 Shamus Award Nominee for Best Hardcover P.I. Novel
  • A 2013 Daphne du Maurier Award Nominee for Best Mainstream Mystery/Suspense
  • Selected for the September 2012 Indie Next List
  • A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Mystery/Suspense
  • Nominated for Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominee, 2013
  • Nominated for Shamus Awards - Nominee, 2013
  • Nominated for Agatha Awards - Nominee, 2012
  • Nominated for Macavity Award - Nominee, 2013
  • Nominated for Anthony Awards - Nominee, 2013

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 2/19/2014

    " Jane Ryland was a successful TV reporter whose world and career came crashing to an abrupt end when she refused to divulge the name of her source in an investigation. Now she has found a job as a newspaper reporter but is not satisfied with a 'fluff' assignment. She believes there is a more important story relating to an upcoming senator election. Jake Brogan is a police detective trying to solve the mystery of the murders of two young women. Jake and Jane soon realize their two cases are related. At first I was confused a bit with the characters in the story, trying to keep them sorted out and how they related to the story line but it didn't take too long before I was able to figure them out. I enjoyed the book and sounds like the author will be using these characters in her subsequent books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Loripdx | 2/17/2014

    " I tried two separate times to read this book! Twice! Nope, not gonna happen. There was something about the way it was written that prevented me from getting past the first 50 pages or so. Twice! This is sad, because I like this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Lucas | 2/13/2014

    " This was a good thriller, full of plot twists and unexpected turns. The main character was believable and likeable. I will definitely read other works of this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/2/2014

    " This was a very enjoyable read with many twists and turns. Jane Ryland is a TV reporter with Channel 11. The problem is Jane was asked to reveal a source to maintain her integrity, and she refused to do so, resulting in the station being sued to the tune of $1 million dollars so Jane is let go. Picture the powerful but corrupt bigwig, Arthur Vick, who gets off scot free. A friend with the Police Dept, Jake Brogan, refers her to the Register to become a newspaper reporter. The head of the paper, Alex, knows Jane and gives her a chance. Her first story is to interview Moira Lassiter, the wife of senatorial candidate, Owen Lassiter to find out why she has stopped accompanying her husband on tours. Jane is dismayed as this seems like a pretty tame story. But as Jane looks over some press photos she notices a woman in a red coat in all the campaign rally photos. When she finally gets Moira by phone, apparently Moira, too, thinks her husband is having an affair and she wants Jane to find out who the other woman is. The book goes back and forth with different scenes so you then meet Kenna Wilkes, who appears to be a random meet and greet with the Governor and joins his campaign as a volunteer. I'll admit to getting a little confused as it appears there are two women going by the name of Kenna Wilkes. One, the woman in the red coat, takes pictures and shows up at rallies and Jane is convinced she is the other woman. You also have a potential serial killer in operation, The Bridge Killer, of which Jake is not convinced but then Jane's original un-revealed source is found dead as well as Kenna Wilkes. It takes awhile for Jane to actually make it to a rally but with the help of Trevor and Rory, both with the Governor's campaign, Jane is one step behind. With Jake's help, its revealed that one Kenna Wilkes is actually a woman named Holly Neff. She is the ex-girlfriend of Matthew and it was her elaborate plan to disgrace the governor to get back at him for turning his back on Matthew....who is his son. As Jane continues to dig, she finds out the other Kenna Wilkes is Matthew's sister, Sarah. In a final confrontation, Kenna (Sarah) is threatening the Governor, telling him he needs to step down as the pictures Holly took surface and it does appear the Governor had a relationship with her. As the Governor tries to reason with her and explain that his marriage to Sarah and Matthew's mother, Katherine, was ending before he left and he tried to maintain a relationship with them but Katherine refused but they could be a family now, Matthew is overjoyed at the thought of his dream coming true. But Sarah is enraged saying its the Governor's fault their mother killed herself. When she takes out a gun to shoot him, Matthew intervenes and is shot instead. In the next scene, as Jane and Jake are coming up the stairs to the office, another gunshot rings out and they burst in to find the Governor kneeling over Sarah, covered in blood, saying it was an accident when he tried to take the gun from her. I have my doubts. And apparently, all of this was planned by folks in the Governor's own camp on the part of his competition, Eleanor Gable. I guess the interesting lesson learned is when Jane next meets with Moira, she discovers that apparently Moira was the other woman in the Governor's life when he was with Katherine and she says you can choose your sin but you can't choose the consequences. I'm wondering if there will be other books as Channel 11 decide to offer Jane her job back with its discovered that her source was killed by the wife of Arthur Vick and he unwittingly reveals his relationship with the deceased girl bringing out he perjured himself before. But Jane, well she turns down the job offer and decides she is home right where she is at, chasing the next story which as it turns out is the death of one of those campaign aides in on the deal. I'll read it if there's another one, I know! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Reed | 1/20/2014

    " Brilliantly plotted with a vibrant cast of characters, THE OTHER WOMAN is a fast-paced thriller you will not be able to put down. Hank Phillippi Ryan uses enough setting to give the story a true Boston flavor but it's the complexity of the evolving revelations that will keep you turning the pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 1/9/2014

    " Just finished reading the ARC I got at BEA and thought it was pretty good! I liked that she kept the reader in the dark on things so that often we learned what was going on as the characters did--pretty engaging! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shandra | 12/28/2013

    " Too many characters...too confusing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Priscilla Reilly | 12/20/2013

    " Loved this book. Was a quick read and quite believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 11/24/2013

    " Fast paced, full of twists and turns. Helps you understand the pressure of TV news! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 11/24/2013

    " I loved this book. Just when I wanted to stop for the night, the chapter would end leaving me hanging! So I would continue on and before I knew it the time was 1 am and I had to get up at 4 am to go to work!!! Well worth it! Can't wait to read another book by this terrific author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Marini | 11/4/2013

    " Hank has crafted another winning story, a suspenseful mystery that keeps the reader guessing. The twists and turns are exciting and make you want to keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 10/12/2013

    " Wow!!! I really liked the other books by Ryan that I've read and expected to like this one too. It's much better than I expected. Certainly a step up from the others. Read this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maraki3 | 9/20/2013

    " Beginning a little slow then the mystery came all together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Landay | 7/6/2013

    " A really fun, suspenseful story with tons of twists and turns, by my friend Hank. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Ovans | 3/15/2013

    " This was really a lot of fun. Of course, it didn't hurt that it's set in Boston and the heroine is a journalist. The pacing is terrific, too. 400 pages flew by. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kat | 12/15/2012

    " I literally can't bring myself to read the last 15 pages. I just don't care. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 8/13/2012

    " I grew a little tired of waiting for something to happen in this book. "

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About the Author

Hank Phillippi Ryan, a former US Senate staffer and political campaign aide, is the investigative reporter for Boston’s NBC affiliate, and has won twenty-seven Emmys and almost a dozen Edward R. Murrow awards. A bestselling author of mystery novels, she has won the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. Ryan is on the national board of directors of both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

About the Narrator

Ilyana Kadushin was born in Miami and raised in the rural cornfields of Maryland. She attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York City and has performed in many theater productions. Kadushin wrote and performed a one woman multimedia musical called Devour the Apple.