Mind Me, Milady by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks is another crime thriller that will keep you anxiously waiting as the conclusion of the case draws near.
This was the second novel that I have read featuring the main character, Jane Larson. The first I had read was Weave a Murderous Web. However, this book was written in a way where you didn’t necessarily need to read the previous books to dive right into the story which I always appreciate! Instead, right from the first page, the reader is totally immersed into the story.
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in to my review!
Mind Me, Milady by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks
The cover was designed by Shelley Schmidt. This cover captures the tone of the book so well! I loved that the title is so eye catching, and then that your eye is drawn to the cityscape. It’s only after looking at the cover for a few additional seconds that the bottom really pops out at you. When I first saw it, it made me gasp!
As mentioned above, from page one, we dive right into this tale and see Jane speaking with a client. It’s clear from the start that Jane is still as independent and sassy as ever! We soon learn that Jane is working out her mother’s old office, trying to close out the active cases and get everything organized after her mother had passed away. But while trying to do that, much to the dismay of her boss at her law office where she is employed, Jane takes on a case as a favor for one of her clients/friends. This case puts Jane into yet another situation where not only her life, but others around her, are at risk.
While Jane works to move through another web of tangled relationships, lies, heartbreak, and suppressed memory, the reader is taken on quite the roller-coaster ride. A few times I thought I had an idea of what was going on, but I could never have guessed what was going to happen at the end.
Each of the characters were so realistic! Many of them were enjoyable to read about and I loved the banter that went on between many of the characters. I felt so protective of Susan, even if many of the decisions that she made had me nearly yelling at my Kindle.
Some characters got my blood boiling with frustration and others made my skin crawl. And here I will warn you, there were many sections where sexual assault and molestation were part of the tale. If those are triggers for you, I would recommend steering clear. These scenes made me physically a bit ill because of how upsetting and disgusting it was. However, I will say that it was great writing!
Maybe it will always be a mystery. There are a lot of them in this world. The universe. Creation. Some would even say that love is a mystery.
If you enjoy crime thrillers filled with twists and turns, and a cast where you just don’t know who the main character can trust, then I highly recommend this one to you!
Thanks for reading!
This tale was set in NYC. Have you ever been to the city? I spent a year there for school and I am dying to go back! Hopefully I’ll be able to take a long weekend trip soon!
Bark's Book Nonsense says
This sounds like another I'd like to listen to on audio. I like a good book that make my skin crawl with great writing even if I regret reading it, lol.
Erica Metcalf says
I've only ever been to the airport in New York when I was travelling between Dallas and London. I got some photos of the skyline from the plane as we landed and being 1996, it featured The Twin Towers, which now makes me sad to look at. I always wanted to go to the city but couldn't get anyone to go with me!
Erica Metcalf says
Oh yeah 🙁 I have some photos from a family trip with the towers. So heartbreaking. I hope you get to visit one day!!
I love how you talked about the cover and how it related to the book – I don't see that often but it gave me a good impression about what the book was going to be like. It sounds like a dark and intense mystery that was a good read for you. And yay for great characters!
Erica Metcalf says
I just love when the covers adequately portray the book! 🙂