Weave a Murderous Web

Weave a Murderous Web

by Anne Rothman Hicks, Ken Hicks

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152901085
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Series: A Jane Larson Novel
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 768 KB

About the Author

Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks have been married for a little over forty years and have produced about twenty books and exactly three children so far. At press-time, they still love their children more. Their most recent novels have been set in New York City, where they have lived for most of their married lives. Anne is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College where, in nineteen sixty-nine, as the fabled Sixties were drawing to a close, she met Ken, who was a student at Haverford College. They don’t like to admit that they met at a college mixer, but there it is! Together their books include Theft of the Shroud, a novel; Starfinder, a non-fiction book about the stars for children; a series of books on individual names for children (for example Michael’s Book, Elizabeth’s Book, John’s Book, Jennifer’s Book, David’s Book, Amy’s Book); and, most recently, Kate and the Kid and Mind Me, Milady, two novels, and a middle reader/tween novel, Things Are Not What They Seem. Ken and Anne have a website with the address set out below. There they have links to some of their books and display images that they hope will be used in future efforts. In case you were wondering about the website address, “R” is for Rothman, “H” is for Hicks, and 71 is the year of their marriage. No secret codes or numerology anywhere. Sorry.

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Weave a Murderous Web 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MatthewPeters More than 1 year ago
When Jane Larson, a high powered attorney, is asked to replace a dead lawyer in a case of a deadbeat dad, things go south quickly. Larson becomes entangled in a web of relationships, intrigue and murder, in a fast-paced plot whose action, twists and turns are condensed into one tumultuous week. The characters are fleshed out beautifully, and the reader can’t help but like Jane who, despite her snarkiness and much to her own chagrin, is a decent human being. This book is full of surprises and the pacing is perfect. Just when you think you’ve figured things out, you soon realize you were wrong. Though this book can stand on its own, I highly recommend reading the first Jane Larson novel, PRAISE HER, PRAISE DIANA, before this one. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series from my favorite husband and wife writing team!
Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
I've been on the quest for a new mystery series, so when Anne Rothman-Hicks & Ken Hick's Weave a Murderous Web landed on my radar I immediately added it to my TBR list. As it turns out, Weave a Murderous Web was a relatively enjoyable read. Weave a Murderous Web begins the story of Jane Larson, a well respected litigator well on her way to making partner at her large New York City firm. Jane is in between cases when her longtime friend Francine asks for a favor: Will Jane help Francine's friend with her case against her ex-husband? At first, Jane is reluctant to agree - she doesn't normally get into cases involving divorce and child support. Eventually, she relents and takes on the case; however, what she hasn't bargained for is a difficult client, lies, deceits, and even murder. I liked Jane, the main character. She was tough as nails and good at her job. I admired the fact that she knew what she wanted in life and wouldn't let anything get in the way of that. Her POV was much the same as I would expect her to be in real-life: to the point and sticking to the facts. In addition to Jane, we're introduced to a plethora of other characters, such as her glamorous best friend, her terse ex-boyfriend, a TV reporter, etc.. While I did enjoy the addition of such a motley crew of individuals, sometimes I had a hard time of keeping everyone straight, which made some parts of this book difficult to get through. The plot of Weave a Murderous Web revolves around the Jane's child support and divorce case. It was easy to see from the start that this wasn't going to be a straightforward, easily closed kind of case. Instead, as the title predicted, comes a murderous web. The mystery wasn't the most suspenseful I've seen & was slightly slow to get off the ground and moving, but it was still fun to follow, especially towards the end. I enjoyed how Anne & Ken, though, incorporated some humor into a mostly series book - the scenes involving Jane's client always caused a few "I can't believe this woman's behavior!" kind of laughs. The one aspect I feel that the plot would have benefited from was character development. As I said before, there were a lot of characters in this one, and I feel as if there respective histories and desires/motives were fleshed out the plot would have been more fleshed out as well. While not my favorite mystery read of the the year, Weave A Murderous Web was still a book I easily flew through in one sitting. Additionally, I'm curious to read the sequels and see what Jane gets herself involved in next! Grade: B-
Missisue4 More than 1 year ago
You couldn't ask for a better title than Weave a Murderous Web for Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks book. The story that they tell is a maze of people and situations that seem to interlock all of the characters.....some of which do not unravel until the explosive end. The story begins with a friend asking a friend for help...something as simple and innocent as that one favor will set the ball in motion. Jane, at the time, does not know how that one favor asked by her friend, Francine, will lead her down a road of drugs, murder, lies, and money. But Jane doesn't stop, even when her own life is threatened and she seems to be getting deeper and deeper into the web. It also becomes clear to her that she doesn't know who she can trust or believe. Even those closest to her are questionable...... Weave a Murderous Web will have you on the edge of your seat and may cause papercuts from turning the pages to quickly. But it will all be worth it in the end.....I hope you will be as shocked as I was.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Jane is a strong, confident attorney. She is powerful, intelligent and rarely is caught unaware, which is why a favor for a friend with a friend going through a particularly heinous divorce has her, at times, clutching for her sanity, as well as her life. As she barrels into the abyss of drugs, deceit and murder, the search for hidden assets becomes almost obsessive for her, because someone is a liar, someone is a murderer and Jane becomes stuck in the middle, caught between her own curiosity, client privilege and a tough old detective that knows more than he lets on. Missing keys, missing money, a pampered and self-absorbed wife who may just be one carat short in the sanity department all pile up in preparation to bulldoze Jane into an early grave. Who can she trust? The detectives are hard to read, are they friend or foe? Is the client using her to find the illegal hidden money so she can steal it? What about the handsome man she has been seeing? Jane doesn’t have a butler, so he isn’t a suspect…still, someone wants her very dead, because she is too good at her job. Sit back and take a deep breath, because once you begin reading Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks latest thriller, Weave a Murderous Web, you will be on the edge of your seat until that last page. Mr. & Ms. Hicks are definitely the Dynamic Duo of suspense and thrillers as they load their tale with a chaotic group of characters, stir up the pot with a few break-ins, a little fire and one feisty-tough woman who will become your next favorite tough-as-nails . Details that bring each scene to life, dialogue that you can hear and a twisted plot that will make your head spin, this is great reading from two talented authors. I received this copy from Ken & Anne Hicks in exchange for my honest review.