Weave a Murderous Web
Book Review - Weave a Murderous Web by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks
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Weave a Murderous Web is about Jane, an attorney in New York City. As a favor to a friend, she takes on a divorce case with the wife claiming she isn't receiving child support for their daughter. The wife is a bit eccentric and hardly the most trustworthy of clients, but she is adamant that there is a suitcase full of cash that her husband isn't disclosing in their divorce proceedings. What at first seemed like an open and shut case, turns in to a "web of lies, drugs, and criminal activity." When Jane's personal life and professional life begin to blend together, things get even more dangerous...
There were things about this book I really enjoyed and things that left me confused. The thing that confused me the most was when in time this book was taking place. There were references to all kinds of technology: a typewriter whose dry tape was a major clue in their investigation, but also Blu Ray DVDs were casually mentioned. The thing I enjoyed most was a strong, flawed, female character at the center of the story. She wasn't the perfect hero and she made mistakes along the way, but in the end she was a good person and the good people won.
One of my favorite things about this blog is reading a variety of books that, without this platform, never would have been on my radar. I love that I'm introduced to smaller authors who are doing what they love to do and taking the tremendous effort to write a book (I struggle to write a few paragraphs for these blog posts...I have huge respect for authors of books.) Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks' story really stood out to me, they were married in 1971 and began writing together in college when they took a creative writing class together. On their website they write, "We keep writing because we enjoy it and we never stop hoping that someone, someday, will see something we wrote and say, 'Where have you been hiding all these years?' We plan to answer, 'In plain sight.' "