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Weave a Murderous Web

(Jane Larson Novels)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  54 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, First, 209 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Melange Books, LLC
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Veronica ⭐️
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, crime
Jane Larson, an up and coming Lawyer, takes on a domestic, unpaid child support, case on the request of a friend. As she looks further into the finances of the defendant she finds there is more to him than meets the eye. And it’s not all legal! Jane soon finds herself embroiled in a web of drugs, lies and murder.

It does take a few chapters for the writing to settle but from then on the story is absorbing with plenty of twists, turns and witty dialogue.

Jane is a great protagonist, sharp-witted, s
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Stars

WEAVE A MURDEROUS WEB by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks is a fast paced thriller full of duplicity and a twisted murder mystery featuring a strong, smart-mouthed female protagonist who narrates the story. Even though the main character is a lawyer and it begins with a custody case, it is not a legal thriller set in a courtroom. This book is the second in the Jane Larson series, but it is easily read as a standalone.

Jane L
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Jane Larson, a litigator for a large firm in New York City, agrees to take on a case when asked by a friend, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. She takes on a divorce case where the father is deemed a "dead beat dad" who has not paid his child support. What seems like a cut and dry case, turns into a nightmare for Jane. She soon learns that not everything or everyone is as they seem. The dead beat dad in question has ties to drugs, lies, and murder. Soon Jane is being threat ...more
Catherine ♡
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Actual Rating: 3.75

This was such a twisted suspense novel!

Weave a Murderous Web begins with Jane Larson, a litigator who works at Adams & Ridge, located in New York City. She decides to help out a friend by becoming involved with a divorce case, but when her opponent is revealed as a drug dealer, Jane is soon pulled into a web of lies and secrets. When people involved with the case begin to be murdered, one by one, Jane r
Jessica Ciarcz
Sep 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this book a few weeks back because I was sent a copy by the authors. You can check out my full review at !

i thought the story was interesting but a little slow to get into initially. I enjoyed it even though it's not something I would normally read.
Susan Hampson
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-reads
This is a legal thriller with a little murder mystery thrown in too so it makes for a pretty tense and fast pace read. This isn’t the first outing for the main character in the book but I felt very comfortable coming into this series. Jane Larson decides to help a friend out with a divorce and child support case, a far cry from her normal Wall Street hotshot position in the New York City court room as a litigator for Adams & Ridge. But what should have been a breeze grew into hurricane propo ...more
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thriller, mystery and add some romance in this! What’s not to like about this?
I honestly didn’t think I’d enjoy reading this book and was quite surprised by how much I loved it. I especially loved it when it kept me guessing right up to the end.
I swear, I thought I had it all figured out, and honestly, was feeling a little smug about it when bam! The unexpected!
Jane Larson, a lawyer in a large law firm in New York, takes up a case as a favor for a friend, thinking it would be a matter of a divor
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Weave a Murderous Web was as thrilling a book as I've ever read. Now I love espionage thrillers (Bond, for example), but it represents a world that most of us will never experience, although we might like to. WAMW shows us that this too can happen in our neighborhoods. Anyone can get in over their heads. Any situation has the potential to escalate.

A friend of Jane's talks this high-priced NYC lawyer into taking a divorce that is rapidly becoming less than friendly. The first time Jane actually l
Sarah Swann
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book had so much potential, but it really fell flat for me. I didn't like the main character and I felt that her personality was inconsistent. She would go from steaming mad at someone to comforting and hugging them the next paragraph. She also had some temper issues. I was able to predict the ending, although I could see how some wouldn't be able to. I'm sure it's a personal preference, but this just wasn't the book for me. I didn't feel it was cohesive and didn't really connect well.

Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This novel is very suspenseful, twisty, tricky, full of surprises and red herrings, which I love. Just about every character acts suspicious and has something they could possibly be guilty of, which makes it hard to guess who the real killer is. I did suspect who the killer was but I didn't want it to be this person because I liked this person. I found it a bit slow to get into the real action and excitement. The characters were very well developed, each character was unique and well-described. ...more
Selina Trafford
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thanks to TBC for the copy in exchange for an honest review. I can with clear conscience say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a fast paced legal thriller. It covers everything from lust, murder, corruption in a really enjoyable story. Jane the main character has guts, she is a really strong woman in a really believable way without making her hard of heart. I hope we hear more.about Jane in the future.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to the authors and publisher for the copy in exchange for my honest review!

When I picked up WEAVE A MURDEROUS WEB by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks, I didn't realize it was book two in a series. This didn't really hurt my overall reading experience though! Can't go wrong with a mystery suspense novel with a cat and mouse element.

With this book just over 200 pages, I don't want to give away too much about it and spoil anything. Jane Larson is a successful litigation attorney for a large
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Jan is a hotshot litigation attorney in New York City. As a favor to a friend, she takes on a case.. not realizing the mess she's walking into. As she looks further into the case, she quickly finds herself in trapped in a case full of drugs, murder, lies and now a threat to her life.

I didn't realize that this was second in a series book. It can definitely read as a standalone, but it certainly explains why I wanted to know a little more background on the characters... especially the protagonist
Brittany Reads
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a who dunnit murder mystery. It is the second book in a planned series, but I didn’t read the first book, and I didn’t feel confused at any point so I think it’s totally fine to start in any order you like. The main character is a litigator named Jane Larson. She agrees to provide legal help to her friend going through a divorce, but Jane soon realizes that what she though was a simple favor is actually a complex web of lies, drugs and murder.
If you like the puzzle of murder mystery boo
Colette Lamberth
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think I may have enjoyed this book more if I had the time to read it in one or two sittings. As it was I was reading it in short bursts over 5 days and had a bit of trouble remembering all the characters as there did seem to be a lot of them. The main character Jane definitely grew on me and I could be tempted to read more of her exploits. This is one of those books where I suspected various characters as we went along and although I had an inkling of how it would end it was cleverly done. A g ...more
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book picked me up, spun me around and didn’t put me back down again until the very last page. Gutsy with well developed characters.

Many thanks to TBC and the authors for supplying a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Erica Robyn
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Weave a Murderous Web by Anne Rothmans-Hicks & Ken Hicks is a wonderful crime thriller that will keep you guessing right up until the very end! I really enjoyed this book and definitely look forward to reading another in the Jane Larson series.

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.

My thoughts:
I really liked that we dive right into the story and see Jane at her desk in her office. It is clear that the
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Reading this book was one of my favourite reading journeys of this year and it led me to meeting my two new favourite authors!

Jane Larson is a lawyer working for a major New York City law firm and a woman with temper. Jane is asked by her friend to take a pro bono custody case which at first seems like an really easy case. Her client Gail is fighting her ex boyfriend Larry to pay child support for their little girl Courtney. Larry is
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Weave A Murderous Web 3.75/5 Stars

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What a fun and suspenseful/thrilling novel! I really enjoyed this books from start to finish. The novel follows Jane Larson, a New York City Litigator. The start of a new case brings Jane's life into danger and WOW, I really loved how the authors wrote this book. I think the writing was one of the strongest things about this book. I really felt that the characters came to life, and I was really
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who like steady paced suspense
I basically started liking Jane Larson and Francine immediately; I also liked Jane's ambition, though I wasn't a fan of her friend; Lee. Foreshadowing is sometimes not the nicest of things. There were times where Jane appears to have a bit of dark humor to her. There appeared to be a bit of a twist in the story, but it fits one of the situations that Jane finds herself in. I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Pat Pullum
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story takes place in New York at a law firm where Jane Larson is asked to take on a case for child support and a divorce. She soon discovers that something is not a normal about this case and finds herself drawn into a dangerous situation involving a very shady deadbeat dad, and someone who will stop at nothing, even murder, to find an incriminating file. Jane wonders who she can really trust as the people involved all seem to be hiding something, and she must find out what before she becom ...more
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it
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 thi
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
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This novel was written by a duo, Anne Rothman-Hicks and her husband, Ken Hicks. The story is centered around Jane who lives in New York. One upside to the writing was that because both authors live in New York, they were able to give some good descriptions of places that Jane would have traveled to.

One thing that is certain throughout this writing is that there was the influence of a man writing it. There were times where Ja
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, c ...more
Jul 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
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 fri
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Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ken Hicks and Anne Rothman Hicks has given us a murder,mystery that has a lot of twists and turns in it with some danger hanging around every corner. This story just seems to suck you in and hold you there from start to finish and will leave you wanting more. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story. Jane Larson is asked by her friend Francine to check out the murder of lawyer Mark Samuel ,who just happen to be in the legal process for Gail Hawkins. But not soon afterwards Jane fine ...more
Ellen Christian
Jane is a lawyer with a successful future ahead of her. She has just won a large case for her firm and is allowed to take on a pro bono case for a friend involving divorce and child support. The deadbeat dad in question is stating he is broke and out of work, but his soon to be ex-wife is sure he as money stashed somewhere and she wants her share. Jane manages to find some of the money he has stashed, but it looks like it may be somehow related to mob dealings. Jane ends up in the hospital after ...more
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Weave A Murderous Web is an absolutely fantastic mystery novel from start to finish. It begins with Jane Larson who has a very promising future in a prestigious law firm. Things quickly begin to unravel when she agrees to take on a seemingly simple divorce case as a favor to one of her friends. What follows is an incredible tangled web, which includes lies, murders, and a search for missing cash. Each character is phenomenally well developed and as they are introduced you will find yourself wond ...more
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fast paced legal thriller.
Jane Larson takes on a divorce case at the request of a friend. She quickly discovers it is not only her client who is after her husband's assets and others are prepared to kill for them. With bodies dropping like flies around her, her own life is in danger as is the reputation of an ex-lover as she races against the police and an unknown killer to uncover the truth.
I've only visited New York once but this book brings to life the inhabitants along with the sights and
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