Author : Anne Rothman – Hicks & Ken Hicks
Pages : 218 pages
Publisher : Melange Books
Publication date : March 8th, 2016
No good deed goes unpunished. When Jane Larson—a hot-shot litigator for a large firm in New York City—helps out a friend, she is sucked into the unfamiliar world of divorce and child support.
Jane’s discovery of the deadbeat dad’s hidden assets soon unravels a web of lies, drugs, and murder that keeps getting more dangerous.
Soon, Jane is involved in a high stakes race to recover a missing suitcase of cash and catch the murderer before she becomes the next victim.
Jane Larson, a litigator, decides to help out a friend of a friend who’s going through a divorce. Simple enough, you’d think. But Jane has no idea what she’s getting herself into and before she realises it, she’s caught up in a web of lies, deceit, drugs and murder.
This is the second book in the Jane Larson series but since I hadn’t read the first one myself, I feel confident in saying it can easily be read as a stand-alone as I never felt I had missed out on something important.
Now, when I think legal thriller, I immediately think of John Grisham. Maybe that’s a tad unfair as it raises the bar quite high. Weave a Murderous Web isn’t really up to that level, in my opinion, but it does make for an entertaining and enjoyable read. It’s fast-paced, with twists and turns and some red herrings along the way, although the ultimate twist was predictable to me.
There’s a lot going on in this story with a multitude of characters who all seem to have something to hide. It all became a little confusing at one point, trying to keep track of all the different relationships. However, Jane is a wonderful protagonist and I really liked her. She’s intelligent, witty and deliciously sarcastic. All in all, an enjoyable read.
My thanks to Kelsey at Book Publicity Services for my electronic copy of this book, which I chose to review honestly.
Weave a Murderous Web was published in March 2016.