Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan ~ Publication Day 9-14-21 ~ @HankPRyan @ForgeReads ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Description

The next thrilling stand-alone novel by USA Today best-selling author Hank Phillippi Ryan

Everyone knows Lily Atwood – and that may be her biggest problem. The beloved television reporter has it all – fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable seven-year-old daughter, and the hashtag her loving fans created: PerfectLily. To keep it all she has to do is protect one life-changing secret. 

Her own. 

Lily has an anonymous source who feeds her story tips – but suddenly, the source begins telling Lily inside information about her own life. How does he – or she – know the truth?   

Lily understands that no one reveals a secret unless they have a reason. Now, she’s terrified someone is determined to destroy her world – and with it, everyone and everything she holds dear.

How much will she risk to keep her perfect life?

Review

If Her Perfect Life was a rollercoaster ride, I would describe it as a slow suspenseful incline with the building anticipation of an unknown height followed by the possibility of a death defying drop and a crazy plot twist that leaves you breathless!

Her Perfect Life is a suspenseful story about a woman named Lily, a journalist that lives in the spotlight of what everyone views as her perfect life. It’s not easy for her to maintain her perfect image because let’s face it… no one is perfect. Everyone has secrets to hide. Lily has a past full of secrets that she definitely doesn’t want others to know. Her number one priority is to keep her daughter Rowen out of the spotlight.

I guess in order to maintain a perfect image, it is crucial to surround yourself with trustworthy colleagues and friends. So, who can Lily really trust? What secrets will be exposed that can potentially ruin her perfect reputation? Who is the mysterious person that keeps tipping her off on juicy leads to use in her reporting? Should she worry about this mysterious person who seems to know a little too much about her personal life, her past, her secrets?

Hank Phillippi Ryan did a wonderful job creating a suspenseful story with lots of shady characters and plot twists to keep you guessing. This was a great beach read!

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of twelve award winning novels of suspense. National reviews have called her a “master at crafting suspenseful mysteries” and “a superb and gifted storyteller.” Her 2020 book is THE FIRST TO LIE. The Publishers Weekly Starred Review calls it “Stellar.”

Her recent suspense thriller THE MURDER LIST is a USA Today Bestseller, the Anthony Award Winner for Best Novel of the Year, and an Agatha, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark award nominee, a CNN Top Summer Read, and a Most Anticipated Book of Summer 2019 from Criminal Element. AJ Finn calls it “a fireworks display of a novel–explosive, exciting and likely to leave you gasping.” BA Paris says: “A cracker of a read!”

Her first psychological standalone, TRUST ME, is an *AGATHA AWARD* nominee. It was named a Best Book of 2018 from REAL SIMPLE Magazine, BookBub, PopSugar, Bustle, CrimeReads and The New York Post. Mary Kubica says: “Dazzling!” and Lisa Gardner says “Mesmerizing!” The Booklist STARRED review says “..it’s a knockout. First-rate psychological suspense.” 

Her thriller SAY NO MORE is a Library Journal BEST OF 2016. And a nominee for the AGATHA AWARD, the DAPHNE award, and the MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD! Associated Press calls it “stellar” and Publishers Weekly calls it “thrilling” “unflinching” and “gratifying.”

Her 2015 book, WHAT YOU SEE, is a Library Journal BEST of 2015, an ANTHONY and AGATHA Award nominee, and a Top Pick!, dubbed “exceptional suspense.” It received a starred review from Library Journal which says: “Readers will find themselves racing to the finish!”  

Her 2014 book, TRUTH BE TOLD, won the AGATHA Award for best mystery, and is a Library Journal Best of 2014. It received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal, which says, “Drop everything and binge read!” 

THE WRONG GIRL won the Agatha Award and the Daphne Award, and is a seven-week Boston Globe bestseller and Anthony Award nominee. 

THE OTHER WOMAN won the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award, and was listed as a Best Book of 2012 by the Kansas City Star, the Sacramento Bee, Suspense Magazine, and The Boston Globe, won the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award, and was the only novel nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Shamus and Daphne awards for Best Novel of 2012.

Her first four mysteries, beginning with the Agatha Award-winning PRIME TIME, feature Charlotte McNally, a Boston television reporter. FACE TIME was a BookSense Notable Book, and AIR TIME and DRIVE TIME were both Anthony and Agatha Award nominees for best novel of 2009 and 2010. They are now available in all new editions.

Hank is also an award-winning investigative reporter at Boston’s WHDH-TV. In addition to 36 EMMYs and 14 Edward R. Murrow awards, Hank’s won dozens of other honors for her ground-breaking journalism. 

Her work has resulted in new laws, people sent to prison, homes removed from foreclosure, and millions of dollars in refunds and restitution for victims and consumers. She’s been a radio reporter, a legislative aide in the United States Senate and an editorial assistant at Rolling Stone Magazine, working with Hunter S. Thompson, Richard Avedon and Richard Goodwin.

Hank is a founding teacher at Mystery Writers of America University and served as 2013 president of national Sisters in Crime. She blogs at Jungle Red Writers and Career Authors. She is a co-host at FIRST CHAPTER FUN and a founder and co-host of THE BACK ROOM.

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