Hank Phillippi Ryan's novels shine most brightly when she writes the life she knows best. A fast-paced story with well-developed characters, despite a..Show More » couple of convenient coincidences. The reader is good, though her breathless delivery makes it hard to hear when the listener isn't in a quiet room.
This is the best and possibly the last Charlie McM
This is the third in the Charlie McMally series. In this book, things are more exciting, more challenging, and just as deadly for Charlie and her prod..Show More »ucer, Franklin. Charlie is now, in addition to living in her own condo, living at least part-time with her fiancée, Josh and his daughter, Penny. Charlie is very committed to making Josh and Penny her family, but this commitment runs into conflict with her profession as an investigative reporter. There are things she knows, for example, about conflicts at the private school where Josh teaches that she can’t relate to anyone at work, even though it might be a good scoop for a news story. And there are things she is learning about, with regard to a car theft and scam ring that she cannot relate to Josh and Penny. On top of all of that, their manager has been offered a network position in New York and will be leaving. He has offered Charlie a chance to move with him to New York-a reporter’s dream to move to a network position, but she is not to tell anyone else, including her own producer about this possibility. Thus, she and her team now have secrets from each other. And she has to determine whether or not she will stay in Boston as she begins married life, or whether she will commute during the week to New York. The car theft scam and the private school scandal both lead Charlie into danger. There are car chases and stakeouts and other thrilling events in this book. I think it’s the best of the three in this series.