Truth Be Told: A Jane Ryland Novel

Written by:
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Narrated by:
Xe Sands

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2014
12 hours 16 minutes
Truth Be Told, part of the bestselling Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series by Agatha, Anthony, Mary Higgins Clark, and Macavity Award-winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures— reporter Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank.

Boston police detective Jake Brogan has a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case.

Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie?
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Hana Haatainen-Caye

While I love Hank Phillippi Ryan's 'Jane Ryland series', this is, by far, the worst narration ever. The narrator sounds like she's being forced to narrate this book and it's torture, both for her and for the reader. I couldn't listen past a few chapters, and everyone I played it for agreed. Her scratchy voice and patterned diction is awful. Nearly every sentence fades on a down note and there is little variety in her monotonous narrative. All the women sound the same, as do the men, and everyone sounds like they're suffering. It was so disappointed that I wasted money on this, but will never make the same mistake again. I guess I'll have to stick to reading the hardbacks, because Phillippi Ryan never disappoints, but Xe Sands certainly does.

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