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The Wrong Girl

Ryan, Hank Phillippi (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"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? "--
Authors: Ryan, Hank Phillippi
Title: The wrong girl
Publisher: New York :, Forge Books,, 2013.
Characteristics: 366 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Summary: "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? "--
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ISBN: 0765332582
9781466800878
9780765332585
Statement of Responsibility: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Subject Headings: Massachusetts Fiction. Murder Investigation Fiction. Missing children Fiction. Family secrets Fiction. Foster home care Fiction. Adoption Corrupt practices Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Topical Term: Murder
Missing children
Family secrets
Foster home care
Adoption
LCCN: 2013024048
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Feb 24, 2014
  • bridge1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The story was okay but I found the action too slow and I didn't care for the characters.

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