Firstly I wish to thank Kelsey Butts at Book Publicity Services for inviting me to read this book.
Jane Larson is an attorney on the Upper East Side of New York City, and the Gentleman Rapist has chosen her to receive his calls announcing each conquest. He also reminds her in chilling terms that he will one day twist his wire around her throat and bend her to his will.
Jane has professional and personal problems of her own, but she is forced to try to catch this monster when he stalks her newest client. Susan is a sweet young woman who cannot remember large time periods of her past and who has dreams about a prior life in which she was raped. Soon, the Gentleman escalates to murder, and Jane wonders if he was involved in Susan’s forgotten past, or if Susan is simply a means to get to Jane. Either way, Jane is caught in the deadly game of stopping the Gentleman before another woman feels the wire at her throat and hears his sinister whisper to Mind Me, Milady
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the second book in the Jane Larson series that I have read and just love this independent and sassy lady that goes with her instincts. Jane Larson is a New York attorney but not one that tows the line, she goes out and about to do her own digging round which doesn’t always go down well when she treads on toes with over-size boots!
Jane has more than her hands full in this book having to deal with winding down her mother’s law office and deciding if she wants to take it over herself or give it up as she already works for a law firm. She is in fact leaning to let it go and stay where she is. But on top of all that she is receiving messages from a serial rapist, that has moved onto killing his latest victims. As with all serial killers he has gained himself a name, The Gentleman Killer, because of the way he is known to speak to his victims. At every call Jane knows another woman has just lost her life. He is a little more sinister than just letting her know what he has done as he makes it clear that one day he will call and see her too.
Jane becomes involved with a young woman Susan, that has massive gaps in her life but with frightening flash backs of places she hasn’t ever been to before, knowing far too much detail than could be possible. Even more disturbing is the fact that some of these visions are hundreds of years ago, so could this be residue from previous lives she has lived?
This superb author duo have done it again with this cracking story. This book is a psychological thriller, a murder mystery and thrown in too a touch of the paranormal, talk about around entertainment, it just ticked every single box for me. It even has the shudder tick from me, that made me check inside my wardrobes before I got into bed after a quick peep through the curtains. Yikes! I wanted Jane on quick dial.
I had taken to Jane in the first novel I read but love her character in this book. She is an amazingly determined woman, stubborn, independent and very funny at times. She can banter with the best. There are some pretty cool characters in this book I particularly liked Jack, I just want to parcel him up and bring him home. I am so looking forward to where Jane will go from the ending in this book. One thing is for sure I will have to clear an afternoon for reading because it is impossible to read these books a bit at a time, I just can’t put them down till I have got to the end.
I received this book from Book Publicity Services which I have honestly reviewed.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks have been collaborating on books for forty-six years. Their first joint effort was a student project while Anne was at Bryn Mawr College and Ken attended Haverford. Since then, they have written over twenty books together. They are members of International Thriller Writers. They live and work in New York City, where many of their books are set.
Their Jane Larson series of mystery/thrillers involves a high-powered New York City attorney with a penchant for getting involved in situations that she would be better off leaving alone. These novels have been praised by reviewers for their gritty portrayals of city life, lively characters, fast action, surprise endings and highly polished prose. Jane is cynical and rebellious, but she finds herself drawn to the simple life her deceased mother lived as an attorney who served women unable to afford legal services. The series includes Weave A Murderous Web, Praise Her, Praise Diana, and Mind Me, Milady.