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Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan, Jeanne Kalogridis Narrator: Kate Reading, Xe Sands Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Series:The Jane Ryland Series Release Date: October 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427243881

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Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank.

Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case.

Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?

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  • “Hank Phillippi Ryan proves herself one of the most adept masters of plot on the planet with her latest, Truth Be Told. Surprises—major surprises—abound, characters live and breathe, and everything comes satisfyingly together in the vortex of a perfect storm that pits the duties of the police against the responsibilities of the news media, and makes it all personal. If crime fiction is your beat, this one is a must read.”

    - John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of Damage
  • “Truth Be Told is Hank Phillippi Ryan at her best. She uses all her insider skills to craft a terrific story—smart, edgy, full of more twists and turns than you can ever outguess, and a thrilling read to the very last page. If you love Ryan’s books like I do, you’re in for a great ride, and if you’re picking her up for the first time, you’re starting with a winner.”

    - Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Terminal City
  • “A complex mystery with a very likeable heroine and a clever ending.”

    - Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Worthy Brown’s Daughter
  • “Hank Philippi Ryan weaves a taut web of suspense in Truth Be Told. Be prepared to lose sleep once you start reading, because you won’t want to stop. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”

    - Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award–winning author
  • “Smart, well-paced…Ryan, a Mary Higgins Clark Award winner, cleverly ties the plot together, offers surprising but believable plot twists, and skillfully characterizes the supporting cast…Just the right amount of romance.”

    - Publishers Weekly


  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2014
  • Nominated for Anthony Awards - Nominee, 2015
  • Winner of Agatha Awards - Winner, 2014
  • Nominated for Agatha Awards - Nominee, 2014
  • Nominated for Agatha Awards - Nominee, 2015
  • Among longlisted titles for Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2014

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About the Author

Hank Phillippi Ryan is an American investigative reporter for an NBC affiliate in Boston and an author of mysteries, for which she has won many awards, including the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. She lives with her husband in Boston.

About the Narrators

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and a coveted Audie Award, and she was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.