High-flying fraud and international intrigue! Star reporter Charlotte McNally investigates the glamorous and high-stakes world of high fashion—and uncovers a shocking big bucks scheme. Wired with hidden cameras and dressed to deceive, Charlie infiltrates the top-secret ateliers of haute couture, then cons her way behind closed doors into the suburban hot spots funneling millions to unscrupulous (and surprising!) conspirators.
With her news director pressuring her for the story—and her sexy new boyfriend pressuring her for attention—Charlotte is hot on the trail of deception, forgery and murder. As the bad guys begin to focus on her, she realizes nothing—and no one—is what it seems.
The danger intensifies until Charlie's faced with a life-changing decision. Is someone she loves and trusts hiding a secret past? At gunpoint and with lives, including her own, on the line—she must choose the real thing.
"Ryan knows how to tell a story and keep the reader engaged and enthralled. Mystery fans should drop everything and pick up this book!"
"Ryan's latest thriller..is built like an intricate house of cards. The more layers that are peeled away, the more surprises that are revealed. Mystery readers get ready: you will find yourself racing to the finish."
—Library Journal Starred review
"Hank Phillippi Ryan is one of the most adept masters of plot on the planet!"
Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan return!
Why would a father abduct his own child? A wedding is planned in Jane Ryland's family, but there's a calamity instead. Nine-year-old Gracie—supposed to be the flower girl—has been taken by her stepdad. Where are they? Is the girl in danger? Reporter Jane Ryland learns there's a limit to the bonds of family—and learns to her peril what happens when loved ones are pushed too far.
In her newest ripped from her own headlines thriller, Ryan explores the terrifying realities of today's constant surveillance and the dire consequences to those unwittingly in the spotlight. WHAT YOU SEE puts Jane and Jake face to face with deception, intrigue, and—if they make the wrong decisions—disaster.
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