Ali Reynolds is traveling that same blistering, lonesome highway, looking forward to putting her past behind her. But her cheating husband is in a hurry for a divorce, and the television network that wrongfully dismissed her for the sole sin of being over 40 will face her in court as well.
As she passes the site of a horrifying accident, Ali is grateful that it's no longer her job to report the news, until she finds out that the news is her own: the victim is Ali's cheating husband. And soon she'll find herself the prime suspect at the center of a terrifying web of evil.
A twisted and lethal drama of heart-pounding suspense, Web of Evil asks the question: If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, just what punishment could that fury unleash?
©2007 J.A. Jance. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All Rights Reserved
All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!
I've read almost all of Judy Jance's books, and I am sad to say that I wish I had given this one a miss. The dialogue left a lot to be desired, seemed quite juvenile in some places. I found it annoying that she had her heroine--a former newscaster--telling her friend, a homicide detective and retired Marine, how to go about investigating as well as micro-managing him. That is, when she wasn't completely ignoring his sound advice and getting herself into trouble. Yeesh, give me a break. It's so disappointing when one's favorite authors put their names to fare such as this.
I've listened to all of J.A. Jances books, and this one is simply awful. Where in the world did those characters come from? The characters are not believeable, and the plot is childish and silly. That whole 'blog' thing was past awful. Don't waste your money on this listen.
This book was boring and predictable. The characters had no depth. The main character was simply unbelievable - that is, I didn't believe that anyone would act or talk this way. The whole blog thing was pathetic. Don't waste your money or a credit on this one.
Jance books are always a good listen and so is Web of Evil. Compared to her other books, however, the plotting is weak and the lead character's actions sometimes lacking in credibility.
An hour into this story and every character and action of the last story is being retold. This isn't just boring and irritating, it says to me that the author - or editor - doesn't trust her story to stand alone.
It is my experience that if an author is good, I'll find previous books to help me understand something I want to know.
After I read the first book, I thought I found a new mystery series that I can enjoy. However, after reading the second book of the series I'm not sure. In this book, Ali consistently makes foolish and reckless decisions. She complains about paying her team of lawyers, tey, she ignores their advice. A friend of hers who is also a policeman volunteers to help her and she not only ignores his advise but she treats him like crap. This guy is in L.A. to help her and not once does she offer to help him with his expenses. Yet she is willing to help out everyone else financially. The only thing that saves this book is that the plot was engaging. Their were serverl many twists and turns that kept me interested. However, because of ALi's behavior, I had to stop reading a couple of times and scream out loud. I did finish the book and it was entertaining. I might read the next book. If that one isn't good, I will be finish with this series.
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Book 2 in the Alli Reynolds series kept my interest as well as the first book. I can tell I'm going to enjoy this series, based in Sedona, AZ, though much of 'Web of Evil' takes place in Los Angeles.
The trials and tribulations of Ms Reynolds do get a bit dramatic but anyone who has dealt with the LAPD knows that "Innocent until proven guilty" doesn't hold much sway there.
Enjoyable, exciting and with an occasionally confusing story arc, I did enjoy listening to this novel and intend to purchase the 3rd and 4th in the series.
If you like dramatic storytelling this is a good series to start on a cold winters night!
This book grabbed my attention from the very first pages and I enjoyed every minute of it; was hard not to waste gas driving around so I could keep listening.
I'm a huge Jance fan, but this one isn't worth the listen. Her JP Beaumont and Joanna Brady mysteries are generally excellent. This series, however, needs a total rewrite. The main character is inane and foolish, the narrative is slow and draggy, the plot is transparent, the whole book had just too much blah blah blah. What a come down from such a good author.
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