The Wrong Girl (Jane Ryland #2) (Mass Market)

By Hank Phillippi Ryan

Forge Books, 9780765369147, 464pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/9/2013)
Paperback (7/29/2014)
CD-Audio (9/10/2013)
Hardcover (9/10/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (11/28/2013)

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Description

Award-winning and Boston Globe bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan presents a spine-chilling, heart-wrenching suspense novel that explores a terrifying scenario striking at the heart of every family.

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….
The Wrong Girl is a riveting novel of familial relationships—both known and unknown—vile greed, senseless murder, and the ultimate in deception. What if you didn't know the truth about your own family?

The Wrong Girl is the winner of the 2013 Agatha Award for best contemporary novel.



About the Author

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN has won five Agatha Awards, in addition to the Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Award for her bestselling mystery novels. As an investigative reporter, her work has resulted in new laws, criminals sent to prison, homes saved from foreclosure, and millions of dollars in restitution for victims and consumers. Along with her 36 Emmys and 14 Edward R. Murrow awards, Hank has received dozens of other honors for her ground-breaking journalism. A former president of Sisters in Crime and founder of MWA University, she lives in Boston with her husband, a nationally renowned civil rights and criminal defense attorney. She is the author of Trust Me, and the Jane Ryland series (The Other Woman, The Wrong Girl, Truth be Told, Say No More and What You See).


Praise For The Wrong Girl (Jane Ryland #2)

“Whip-smart writing and a dizzying pace make The Wrong Girl a thrilling, one-night read!” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Last to Die

“Hank Phillippi Ryan is a star.” —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author, on The Other Woman

“Innocent bystanders beware! This series is off and running. You better hope you can catch up.” —Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author, on The Other Woman

“What a wonderful heroine! Anyone who loves smart, multi-dimensional characters will fall for Jane Ryland... It's a thrilling ride and thrilling read.” —Louise Penny, New York Times bestselling author, on The Other Woman