Truth Be Told – Hank Phillippi Ryan


4/5 Bank Frauds

On The Back:

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?

My Thoughts:

A worthy addition to a simply riveting series, Truth Be Told has solidified my love of this series that I’ll be reading for awhile to come!

Jane and Jake go through a lot in this book and it seriously effects their relationship. Honestly, I was starting to get tired of Jake and Jane having to hide their relationship all of the time, but I hope that events in the end of this book have changed that. I really enjoyed meeting TJ, even though he was very minor, and I hope he reappears later in the series.

The mystery is almost always the star of these books, and this mystery didn’t disappoint. From spine-tingling moments to risky situations and false leads, Ms. Ryan pulled all of the stops for this book and made it an absolutely wonderful mystery. It all pieced together perfectly in the end. I have no idea how Ms. Ryan keeps it all straight in her head!

The only complaint I have about this book was the simple fact that it felt like it took forever to get through. I know that it was longer than the other books I normally read, but it still felt like it took quite awhile to go through.

Besides that, however, this book was a simple delight. I will be reading the next ones for sure!


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