Her Perfect Life (Hardcover)
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In HER PERFECT LIFE, Hank Phillippi Ryan has created a character only she could write in Lily Atwood. If you’ve ever seen Hank in action, the word “perfect” will definitely cross your mind. Lily is a beloved reporter in the Boston area, a single mother with beautiful, charming daughter. I love how Lily brings her Emmy home and puts it in her daughters room! Hank includes all the insider details only she could know: adoring fans seeking selfies, how to turn your face to it’s best angle, the pressure of coming up with stories on a deadline, and living in the spotlight. She includes all the insider, backstage info, but also the darker side of celebrity. Lily starts receiving anonymous tips for blockbuster stories, but then her source starts to get a little more personal. And then we’re off at an un-putdownable pace, with twists and turns in Hank’s best thriller yet. I devoured it in one sitting, and loved every page!— From Kym recommends
The next thrilling standalone novel by USA Today bestselling 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.
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?
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN has won five Agatha Awards in addition to Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Awards. As on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, she's won 37 Emmys and many more journalism honors, and 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. A past president of National Sisters in Crime and founder of MWA University, her novels include Trust Me, The Murder List, the Charlotte McNally series (starting with Prime Time), and the Jane Ryland series (which begins with The Other Woman). Ryan lives in Boston with her husband, a nationally renowned civil rights and criminal defense attorney.
“Keep[s] the reader guessing about characters’ identities and different versions of events as the tension mounts...a well-crafted plot and strong female characters drive a satisfying psychological thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Shocking, suspenseful, with clever twists and an abundance of secrets. Her Perfect Life kept me guessing until the end. I loved it!” —B. A. Paris, internationally bestselling author of The Therapist and Behind Closed Doors
“Superlative...this is a fast-paced, surprise-packed treat.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“When people say a book is a page-turner, they must be talking about Hank Phillippi Ryan. Her Perfect Life has everything: Compelling characters, a captivating story, and a pace that’ll have you turning the pages deep into the night. You can’t go wrong with a Ryan book, and this one is no exception.” —Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
“Tense and twisty...You will read this in one sitting!” —Julie Clark, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Last Flight
“There’s a reason Hank Philippi Ryan keeps winning so many awards—she is a master at crafting suspense around fully formed characters with real emotion and depth. A mesmerizing thrill ride!”—Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Dear Wife and Stranger in the Lake
“Her Perfect Life is a stunning, wonderfully tense thriller about deceit, grief, fame and perfection, and the secrets we carry beneath our skin. A magnificent, knockout thriller.” —Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author of Do No Harm
“I loved this book! Reading Hank Phillippi Ryan's Her Perfect Life made me paranoid--who's watching me, who's lying to me, who's hiding from their prior life? My nerves were shredded by the time I reached the last chapter of this big-hearted page-turner.” —Rachel Howzell Hall, author of And Now She’s Gone
“When you read a Hank Phillippi Ryan thriller you are in the hands of a master! Her Perfect Life offers shocking twists, whip-smart turns, and a deep-dive into the dark side of celebrity. I devoured it.” —Robyn Harding, bestselling author of The Swap
“Strong women, creative twists, and tight pacing combine to make a suspense novel that will have readers turning pages at breakneck speed. Cancel your schedule, hold your calls, and lock the door so you can fully immerse yourself in this tension building tale of intrigue.” —Pamela Klinger-Horn, Valley Bookseller
“Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan is a masterful story of the past and the present coming together, and the challenges of living in the spotlight. Just like an Agatha Christie novel, Ryan takes you on a twisty path to a major crescendo. Brava to Ryan on her best book yet!” —Andrea Peskind Katz, Great Thoughts Great Readers
“I raced through Hank Phillippi Ryan’s taut, breathless thriller, Her Perfect Life, desperate to know how the dangerous secrets of three complex, compelling women would finally collide, never prepared for the perfectly stunning, explosive ending. Bravo Hank!” —Kate White, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fiancee
“The fingerprints of Ryan's illustrious news career are all over this endlessly entertaining page-turner. A twisty delight, Her Perfect Life is steeped in secrets you'll long to decipher and complex characters whose motives you'll question at every turn. An unputdownable thriller, Her Perfect Life is the PERFECT read!” —Caitlin Wahrer, author of The Damage