The Wrong Girl – Hank Phillippi Ryan

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5/5 ‘Wrong Girl’ Stars

On The Back:

Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is engaging in the ultimate betrayal–reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.

For detective Jake Brogan and his partner, a young woman’s brutal murder seems a sadly predictable case of domestic violence, one that results in two toddlers being shuttled into the foster care system. Then Jake finds an empty cradle at the murder scene. Where is the baby who should have been sleeping there?

Jane and Jake are soon on a trail full of twists and turns that takes them deep into the heart of a foster care system in crisis and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal. When the threatening phone calls start, Jane knows she is on the right track…but with both a killer at large and an infant missing, time is running out….

My Thoughts:

This book was amazing. Simply amazing. Filled with twists, betrayals, and a little bit of romance, The Wrong Girl simply blew me out of the water.

The mystery in this book simply astonished me. Ms. Ryan has a huge talent for dropping clues left and right and then pulling the wool over the reader’s eyes before an explosive reveal at the end. There were so many clues that were presented to the reader, and, now that I look back, I should have noticed them but I didn’t. The final reveal was actually like 5 reveals and each and every one of them shocked me.

The characters were wonderful as always. Jane and Jake’s “romance” (if you can call it that yet) goes a little bit farther, and I’m excited to see what will come of it in the next book. Tuck reappeared in this book, and I must say, I was apprehensive at first since we didn’t find out much about her in the first book. However, she was a great character, that was extremely helpful. I hope she appears in future books!

Overall this was a simply delightful book. Filled with deceit, tricks, underhanded moves, and horrifying moments I highly recommend it! I’m seriously having trouble trying to put into words how good this book was.

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