What secrets can anyone really keep buried? And how far will others go to discover them…? Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan returns with a lightning-paced novel of suspense that will keep readers guessing until the last page: HER PERFECT LIFE (A Forge Hardcover, eBook, and Macmillan Audio; now available). Touching on issues of privacy, family secrets, social media, and living life in the public eye— that’s something Ryan, the longtime on-camera investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, understands more than anyone. And that makes HER PERFECT LIFE Ryan’s most riveting—and personal—book yet.

Hank Phillippi Ryan has won 37 Emmys for her work on television, but beyond her recognition for her reporting, Ryan has countless fans across the country for her award-winning and critically-acclaimed bestselling suspense and thriller novels, including 2019’s The Murder List (which won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Year and was nominated for both the Agatha and the Mary Higgins Clark Award), and 2020’s The First to Lie (nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Anthony Award for Best Novel.) Now, Ryan expertly combines her experience as an award-winning reporter—and her life living in the public eye—with her story-telling talent and her prowess in creating compelling and relatable characters, to create this utterly unputdownable page-turner.

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 be forced to risk to keep her perfect life?

With HER PERFECT LIFE, Hank Phillippi Ryan has once again spun a stunning new psychological standalone that will be devoured by fans who’ll rip through the pages—and be left to be gasping at the final twists.

About the book:

Her Perfect Life

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Forge Hardcover

336 pages/$27.99

also available in audio from Macmillan Audio

went on sale: Sept. 14, 2021