Truth Be Told

Author: Hank Phillipi Ryan          truth be told
Publisher:  Forge Books
Genre:  Mystery
Source:  BEA


Publication Date:  October 7, 2014


Goodreads:  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?

Ope’s Opinion:  This book moved really fast.  As a matter of fact it was moving so fast in the beginning I felt like I needed a play card to keep track of who was who.  At first it flipped from one scene to another and I was having trouble keeping up with everyone.  As I got to know the characters and who was involved with who, it became easier to hop from scene to scene.  

This is my first book by Hank Phillipi Ryan, so some of these characters that have been introduced in earlier books, I was not familiar with.  That may have been helpful in the beginning of this book.  Once the story got going, I didn’t feel like I missed too much from previous books.

I enjoyed the pace of this book.  It kept me reading when I was suppose to be doing other things!  So before you start this book, make sure you have time just keep reading.

Rating: Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.

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