Book Review: ‘Say No More’ is stellar mystery

By JEFF AYERS Associated Press

“Say No More” (Forge), by Hank Phillippi Ryan

“Say No More,” Hank Phillippi Ryan’s latest novel to feature intrepid Boston reporter Jane Ryland and homicide detective Jake Brogan, is another stellar mystery.

Ryland has been working on a story involving growing sexual assaults on college campuses. One of the victims is somewhat reluctant to tell her story, even though her appearance will be in shadow and her voice will be disguised. Ryland witnesses a shocking car crash. What she doesn’t realize is that writing down the license plate and seeing the driver has put her in grave danger. Meanwhile, Brogan has a murder case that involves a screenwriter discovered at the bottom of her pool.

Ryan tells a deeply moving and fast-paced story. Fans will be thrilled to learn that Ryland and Brogan are secretly engaged, while newcomers will find an amazing tale that could easily be a headline on the evening newscast.