Join USA Today bestselling and multi-award-winning investigative reporter and author Hank Phillippi Ryan as she celebrates the launch of ONE WRONG WORD. Using her longtime expertise as an investigative reporter and her timely and pitch-perfect storytelling skills, Ryan spins a cat-and-mouse thriller that will leave everyone in your book club sitting on the edge of their seats. The book explores the insidious nature of gossip, scandal, and lies—and how one WRONG WORD can shatter careers, friendships, and even marriages forever.

Ryan will share the secrets of her successful writing life – which she took on as a second profession in mid-life – and her stellar journalism career, as well as how her new novel draws from years of first-hand experience as a reporter. Everyone is invited to attend, purchase their signed book, and enjoy an evening of bubbly, refreshments, and thrills!

Even those who cannot attend or who don’t live locally can order personally signed copies from anywhere in the U.S. Please call the
Booksmith at (617) 566-6660 or order at

WHEN: Friday, February 2, 2024, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446



HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the _USA Today_ bestselling author of 15 psychological thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also an on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 Emmys and dozens more journalism honors. National book critics call her “a superb and gifted storyteller” and “master of suspense.” She’s the only author to win the Agatha in four categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story, and Best Non-Fiction. Her newest is the page-turning standalone thriller ONE WRONG WORD– a twisty, non-stop story of gaslighting, manipulation, and murder. David Baldacci says, “A story with all the goods… Buckle up and read.” B.A. Paris says, “A gripping rollercoaster of a read… This is Hank at her very best!” And James Patterson says, “If you’re looking for riveting suspense that keeps you up late —in ONE WRONG
WORD you get your wish.”

Hank is the co-host and founder of THE BACK ROOM, host of CRIME TIME on A Mighty Blaze, and co-host of FIRST CHAPTER FUN. She is a past president of National Sisters in Crime. Visit Hank at, Twitter @HankPRyan, Instagram @hankpryan, and Facebook HankPhillippiRyanAuthor.