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?
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Boston TV reporter Lily Atwood, the protagonist of this superlative thriller from Mary Higgins Clark Award winner Ryan (The First to Lie), "has it all fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable seven-year-old daughter." Recently, Lily has acquired "a new and unerringly knowledgeable source," known only as Mr. Smith, who has steered her and her longtime producer, Greer Whitfield, to some "slam-dunk stories." Now, Mr. Smith seems to have delved deeper into Lily's own story, in particular the incidents in her life she would prefer to keep hidden. The suspense builds as the narrative shifts among the points-of-view of Lily and Greer, and flashbacks to what happened to Cassie, Lily's older sister, who disappeared without a trace 25 years earlier, when she was 18. The appearance of the father of Lily's child, who hitherto has shown no interest in the girl, raises the stakes. Through masterful plotting and subtle characterizations, Ryan creates niggling doubts in the reader's mind as to Lily and Greer's motives while keeping the novel's outcome deliciously uncertain. This is a fast-paced, surprise-packed treat.
Hank P Ryan books always rock
With the pinpoint focus of an investigative reporter, Ryan developed a similar character, but with a very different life, for this story. There were unexpected twists that keep you turning the pages, waiting for the solution. It’s a winner, in my book.
#PerfectLily. That is the hashtag Lily Atwood’s fans have created for her. After all, the beloved television reporter appears to have it all — Emmys, fame and fortune and her beautiful seven year old daughter. To keep her fairy tale life going, she just has to do one thing. She must protect a a life-altering secret. This secret is so big that it would not be the Story of the Year; rather, it would be the Story of the Century! Her source, who has always been so accurate, suddenly starts sending her bizarre tips related to her own life. Who is set out to destroy #PerfectLily?
Author Hank Phillippi Ryan brings out all the elements of an excellent suspense novel in Her Perfect Life. She has loaded this powerful suspense read with a well-crafted plot, multidimensional characters, it’s an intense thriller and a plethora of twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the very end! This novel showcases Ryan’s many writing talents with one being her carefully crafting characters and giving them such personalities that you won’t soon forget them. In my opinion, she will always be one of the top suspense/thriller writers.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this novel by Forge Books and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.
Her Perfect Life
I am sorry to say, bu this was very, very boring. Do not spend the money, it is not worth it.