Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Narrator: Xe Sands
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
Date Read: October 2014
Genre: Police Thriller, Thriller
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?
Publisher: Forge Books, Macmillan Audio
Series: Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan #3
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
Read It File It (short review): Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan was my first book by the author but it won’t be my last. I LOVED the case. This was a solid 4 or 4.5 on the mystery/thriller part. The relationship drama got on my nerves but that might have been due to me jumping in book 3. Overall, this was really enjoyable.
Narrated By Xe Sands / Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
Xe Sands did a wonderful job with all the characters in Truth Be Told. I am quite impressed at how well she pulled off the several male voices (they were unique, appropriate for age, and not girly). She was dead-on for all the women characters. Loved the newspaper lady! I would listen to her narrate this series again!
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