In Person Event with Author Hank Phillippi Ryan



Come and join Writer's Block Bookstore at The Winter Park Library for an in-person event and book signing with USA Today Bestselling Author Hank Phillippi Ryan, as we celebrate her latest book, One Wrong Word. General Admission is free, however when you pre-order a ticket with a book you will receive your book at 20% off.

If you cannot attend the event but would like a signed copy, please follow the link here and add in the notes you would like a signed copy.

While Hank’s events are free to attend and open to all, a purchase of One Wrong Word from Writer's Block Bookstore is required to enter the signing line.


A heart-racing new psychological thriller from USA Today bestselling and multiple award-winning author, Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Words have the power to change lives, and no one knows that better than PR fixer Arden Ward. Disgraced after receiving accusations of having an affair with a client, Arden only has two weeks left to save her career before she’s left with nothing—and then she meets Cordelia Bannister.

Cordelia needs help for her husband Ned, a successful Boston real estate mogul. Though he was recently acquitted in a drunk driving accident that killed a young man, his reputation has been decimated, and the fallout is beginning to wreak havoc on not only their lives, but the lives of their children.

As Arden devotes her final days on the job to helping this shattered family, revelations about what really happened the night of the accident begin to emerge, and another car crash puts Ned back in the spotlight of the police.

This case is Arden’s last chance to guarantee her future, but the more she works to untangle the truth in this tangled web, the more one question begins to frighten her—what if she’s protecting a killer? Everyone believes that words can never hurt them, but now Arden knows that’s not true. Sometimes one wrong word can kill.


USA Today bestselling author HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN has won six Agatha Awards in addition to Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Awards. As on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, she's won 37 Emmys and many more journalism honors. A past president of National Sisters in Crime and founder of MWA University, Ryan lives in Boston.


"Everyone’s a suspect in this twisty thriller about a crisis management expert forced to save not just her own reputation but her very life. Propulsive and bingeable, One Wrong Word kept me guessing to the very end." —Ana Reyes, New York Times bestselling author of A House in the Pines

"An intricately plotted ticking time bomb of cat and mouse that will leave you breathless. Masterful storytelling and relentless pacing come together in a chilling tale of deception, manipulation, and paranoia. Ryan is at the top of her game with One Wrong Word––this is your next must-read!” —Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

“One Wrong Word is a sublime cat-and-mouse thriller that had me turning the pages as fast as I was switching allegiances, all while trying (and failing) to figure out who to trust. Hank Phillippi Ryan proves once again that she’s at the top of her game, and a master of suspense! Not to be missed.” —Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List

"Driven by astutely drawn characters and fueled by a masterful plot, One Wrong Word had me guessing until the very last page. Hank Phillippi Ryan knows how to keep readers on the edge of their seats, and she does it again with this pulse pounding thriller. Bravo!" —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of What Remains

"Ryan is one of my favorite authors."—Lisa Scottoline

“Hank Ryan is one of my favorite authors of suspense."—Sarah Pekkanen

" You can’t go wrong with a Ryan book.”—Samantha Downing

“One of our top thriller writers.”—Angie Kim

There’s a reason Hank Philippi Ryan keeps winning so many awards--she is a master at crafting suspense around fully formed characters with real emotion and depth.”—Kimberly Belle

"Ryan is a master storyteller."—Heather Gudenkauf


Event date: 
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
316 N. Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
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