REVIEW: THE WRONG GIRL, BY HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

17332262It all started out with one young woman, Tucker Cameron, in search of her birth mother.

And with Jane Ryland’s help, the whole process takes on a life of its own. As a reporter, Jane is always in search of a big story. And the idea that the Brannigan, an adoption agency, might be matching birth parents with the wrong children is just too good not to explore. Tuck is her friend, a former reporter, so she also has a special interest in the case.

The Wrong Girl (Jane Ryland) is actually more than one storyline, with murders coming one right after the other. A woman mysteriously killed in an apartment not her own, with two small children nearby; another woman who works for the Brannigan killed a few days later; and then the mysterious death of Niall Branngian.

Jake Brogan is a police detective involved in the murder cases, and he and Jane have a little thing going, something they try to keep hidden because of their jobs.

What, if anything, connects the various murder victims? How will Jane and Jake resolve the various cases and find a way to be together?

Quick shifts in perspective take the reader behind the scenes involving the Department of Children and Families, as well as the adoption agency. Another side story involves a cleaning crew that shows up after crimes scenes, but what is their true agenda? And who is behind what they do?

In the end, I felt the story wrapped up a little too tidily, but I enjoyed the characters and how the story kept me engaged throughout. 4.0 stars.

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12 thoughts on “REVIEW: THE WRONG GIRL, BY HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

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    • This one was my first by the author, too, but it won’t be the last. The tidy wrap-up wasn’t a big problem…the rest of the book was so fast-paced that it kept me engaged. Thanks for stopping by, Mary.

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  2. Books I read by her were set on an island and were library books. I don’t remember the name. I check Amazon and didn’t find them there. Maybe I have the author mixed. I will check the next time I am at the library.

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