How does Hank Phillippi Ryan do it? Her crime novels are ripped right from the headlines. Perhaps it's because she is an investigative reporter, with her pulse on the news. But when her investigative reporter, Charlie McNally starts by investigating recalls of cars, and the cars that are not repaired, it seemed so timely with the Toyota recalls. But, Drive Time is about so much more than recalls.
Poor Charlie. If any of the books have left her with her head spinning, it's this one. She's now engaged to Josh Gelston, a professor at the elite Bexter Academy. She's going to be a stepmother. She thinks she has a terrific investigation underway. And, she thinks she can have it all, a marriage, a daughter, and a successful career. Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
There's something strange going on at Bexter, phone calls going to staff and wealthy parents. And, as much as Charlie would like to investigate, she has to keep hands off because of her new relationship to the school. It's hard to keep secrets when she suspects murder. And, while she's trying to learn her new role in relationship to the school, she involved with a story about cars that just gets bigger and bigger, beginning with one accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Just as she's planning her future, her boss offers her a dream job. It's just too much for Charlie to keep straight, while also planning a wedding.
Hank Phillippi Ryan's Charlie McNally stories are exciting page-turners. Drive Time isn't just about cars. It's about one woman's driven career, and the drive to uncover a shocking story. It's about the passionate drive to know secrets, to have a successful life. It's Hank Phillippi Ryan's latest must-read crime novel, Drive Time.
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Drive Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan. MIRA, ©2010. ISBN 9780778327974 (paperback), 352p.
FTC Full Disclosure - I received the review copy from the author, in hopes I would review it.