book-coverHank Phillippi Ryan
Say No More
Released November 1, 2016

A while back, Hank sent me a tip via email.


Hi Bruce

Here's how it happened. My husband and I were driving from Boston to Cambridge, and I heard the sound of a collision. I looked through my passenger window and saw the car next to me had smashed into the van in front of it. I looked at the guy in the front seat, and I guess my reporter instinct kicked in. I analyzed his face head to chin -- and I remember saying to myself, "widow's peak, pointy nose, high cheekbones, thin lips."

In the next instant, the guy wrenched his steering wheel to the right, hit the accelerator and zoomed away. A hit and run.

When the police arrived, I said-- "I saw the whole thing."

Soon after, they called me to identify the driver in court. In open court! I was terrified.

And then, a sinister thought struck me.

What if making this identification puts my life in danger?

As a reporter whose entire life is focused on reporting the facts--and who spends a chunk of every day trying to convince people to tell the truth!--why did I suddenly want to say no more?

And then I thought--that's a book! That hit and run became the first scene of my brand-new thriller, Say No More.

Description: When Boston reporter Jane Ryland reports a hit and run, she soon learns she saw more than a car crash — she witnessed the collapse of an alibi, and now she's under pressure to tell all to the police. She's also digging up the inside scoop for an exposé of sexual assaults on Boston's college campuses for the station’s new documentary unit, and is working with a victim to reveal her heartbreaking experience on camera. But, a disturbing anonymous message — Say No More — has Jane really and truly scared. Who is supposed to keep quiet? And why?


This piqued my curiosity so I poked around a bit on Hank's website and found this.


When Boston reporter Jane Ryland reports a hit and run, she soon learns she saw more than a car crash — she witnessed the collapse of an alibi, and now she's under pressure to tell all to the police. She's also digging up the inside scoop for an exposé of sexual assaults on Boston's college campuses for the station’s new documentary unit, and is working with a victim to reveal her heartbreaking experience on camera. But, a disturbing anonymous message — Say No More — has Jane really and truly scared. Who is supposed to keep quiet? And why?


saynomorecakeEarly Reviews:

"The fifth entry in the Jane Ryland mystery/crime series checks so many boxes on the exceptional novel check-list that Hank Phillippi Ryan might want to make room in her already jam-packed award cabinet. Every novel in this series imparts unsurpassed plotting and a timely theme threaded with reliability and consistency. Say No More starts its theme with its very title and infuses into every pivotal action the paralyzing effects of keeping quiet about a crime, even when it is a crime committed against oneself. But, of course, it is all much more complex than that, and nobody delves into the complex and unravels it better than Hank."– Kathy Boone Reel is a former English/Writing teacher with a Masters in Library Science. Read her full review at The Reading Room, where she reviews books, interviews authors, and previews what's coming up.

"Ryan's fifth novel in this superb series deftly explores the importance of journalism ethics, the increase of sexual assaults on campuses and how many colleges neglect to report those attacks to the police. Say No More also is a story about how a community comes together and how, even in a metro area such as Boston, people form bonds, around work, living arrangements or interests. Ryan skillfully intersects several separate plotlines for a suspenseful story." – Oline H. Cogdill, Sun-Sentinel Correspondent, Read full review.

"One of Ryan's super powers as a writer is to infuse her books with a real heart-on-the-sleeve quality that feels very genuine. While she's a thriller writer with the complex, intertwining plotting skills of the best of them, her heartfelt way of telling a story and making the reader bond with her characters sets her apart." –Robin Agnew, Aunt Agatha's Bookstore Read full review.

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author-photoA bit about Hank...

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, winning 33 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The bestselling author of nine mysteries, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her "a superb and gifted story-teller." Her What You See is an Agatha and Anthony nominee and Library Journal Best of 2015. Ryan's newest novel is Say No More—Jeffery Deaver says, "Superb!" and a Library Journal starred review says "Ryan does it again." Hank is a founder of MWA University and 2013 president of National Sisters in Crime.

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