The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
My Rating: 3/5
Goodreads Rating: 3.64/5
Goodreads Synopsis: Jane Ryland was a rising star in the television news...until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn't content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate's secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Twice, bodies of unidentified women have been found by a bridge, and Jake is plagued by a media swarm beginning to buzz about a "bridge killer" hunting the young women of Boston. As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected...and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal. Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder -- it'll take a lot more than votes to win this election.
My Review: I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, those hopes didn't live up to expectations. I was so excited to read this book after reading the synopsis as it sound very good - just the right amount of mystery. Overall, it was an okay story, but I think where it missed the mark was in the details. Looking back, I liked the story - but it was hard to get through for one reason or another. It didn't catch my attention - I wasn't trapped in the story like I usually am with a great book. This is the beginning of a series, and while the entire series might be a good one - I think I'll end up putting Hank Phillippi Ryan's books on hold for the moment. These are probably great books for someone else, just not for me.