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Her Perfect Life

Her Perfect Life, September 2021
by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Forge Books
Featuring: Lily
336 pages
ISBN: 125025888X
EAN: 9781250258885
Kindle: B08QGKXFQ2
Hardcover / e-Book / audiobook
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"Not Quite Perfect, but Fans of Hank Phillippi Ryan will love the secrets revealed"

Fresh Fiction Review

Her Perfect Life
Hank Phillippi Ryan

Reviewed by Sandra Martin
Posted September 11, 2021

Thriller Psychological

Popular television reporter, Lily Atwood, appears to have the perfect life.  She lives in a perfect house with her seven-year-old daughter.  She has talent, fame, and social media fans that follow her every move, but Lily has secrets and in HER PERFECT LIFE, someone is determined to uncover what Lily is hiding.

Lily Atwood has an anonymous source who has been giving her material for her investigative reports.  This source has helped her create award-winning segments, but this person also wants something from Lily, and the time to collect is coming due.  Lily holds onto a secret from her past surrounding the disappearance of her sister Cassie.   Cassie mysteriously vanished from her college campus and she has never resurfaced.  The anonymous source wants to unbury Lily’s past, but for what purpose?   Lily is not sure whom she can trust from her producer, Greer Whitfield, to her nanny, Petra, to the father of her daughter, Sam Prescott.  When a private investigator, Walter Banning, shows up with questions, the plot thickens. Can Lily share her secrets and still keep her perfect life?

Fans of Hank Phillippi Ryan may enjoy this standalone thriller, but there were many areas in the story that felt disjointed and redundant.  I had a hard time believing the reason for Cassie’s disappearance or the importance of Lily keeping it a secret.  Everything felt overdramatized without real substance to back it up.  I never really connected with any of the characters, which left me unenthused about the outcome.  It seems there were good intentions for HER PERFECT LIFE, but somehow the story became too convoluted and tedious to really enjoy.

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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.

Her own.

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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