Web of Evil

The highway from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs desert is parched, unforgiving, and deadly In the suffocating stillness of a car trunk, a man his mouth and hands bound with tape awaits his fate What possible enemy could be bitter enough to commit such a heinous crime And when will the monster make another move Ali Reynolds is traveling that same blistering, lonesThe highway from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs desert is parched, unforgiving, and deadly In the suffocating stillness of a car trunk, a man his mouth and hands bound with tape awaits his fate What possible enemy could be bitter enough to commit such a heinous crime And when will the monster make another move 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 who wrongfully dismissed Ali for the sole sin of being over forty will face her in court as well So Ali must return to the scene of these crimes As she passes the site of a horrifying accident, she thanks goodness it s no longer her job to report the news Until she finds out the news is her own For 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
Web of Evil The highway from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs desert is parched unforgiving and deadly In the suffocating stillness of a car trunk a man his mouth and hands bound with tape awaits his fate What

  • Title: Web of Evil
  • Author: J.A. Jance
  • ISBN: 9781416537076
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    J.A. Jance

    Judith Ann Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series the J P Beaumont series three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.Series J.P Beaumont Joanna Brady Ali Reynolds Walker Family

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    • Erin L said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      I finally quit. I had to. Ali had just become so ridiculous I couldn't stand it for another second. I wanted to punch her.I think the theme of "don't tell me what to do!!!!!!!" is an unintentional one by the author, but two of the main characters have meltdowns around people giving them completely sensible advice. And, really, Ali had no cause to get all angry since she NEVER listened to any advice that anyone ever gave her, even while whining about how much money she was spending on lawyers to [...]

    • Jan said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      This book was okay. Kind of predictable and I really couldn't get to excited about the main character. She just kept doing stupid stuff. Like hiring high priced lawyers and then completely ignoring there advice. I probably won't read this author again.

    • Amanda McGill said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      The mystery intrigued me, but some of the actions of the main character were unrealistic and not believable. Ali is ready to finalize the divorce between herself and her husband, Paul. Paul can't wait either, since he is planning to marry his 8 month pregnant girlfriend, the day after the divorce. Unfortunately, neither of their plans end up happening, since Paul gets up getting killed the night before the court date. Ali is named the prime suspect, as she gets quite the fortune since they never [...]

    • Amy said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      I finished this book, but boy, did I hate it. Other reviewers have covered the serious flaws around Ali Reynolds' unpleasant demeanor and the unnecessary extra plot twist at the end of the book, so I won't comment further. What I do need to talk about is THAT STUPID BLOG.I realize the book is ten years old and blogs were less common then than they are now. Still; a woman is questioned in the murder of her soon-to-be-ex-husband, goes home and blogs about it, and the police are just like, "We wish [...]

    • Bruce Snell said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      This is the second in Jance's "Ali Reynolds" series and takes place in Los Angeles after Ali's soon to be ex-husband is found murdered. I read an online review that called this story "uninspired" and described the plot developments as "clumsy," and to be honest, I think that reviewer was being kind. Ali Reynolds is the least like-able of all Jance's protagonists. There really is no reason to read this one.

    • Sandie said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Although WEB OF EVIL by J. A. Jance is an okay read there is nothing really special or unpredictable about it. While the opening chapter is one that hooks you, the narrative progresses into just another mundane who-dunnit and why tale of the "dumped" wife suspected of murdering her husband for financial gain while the flaky pregnant girlfriend bemoans her fate.Ali Reynolds, the wife, is an ex television news-reporter who appears to have about as much common sense as a turnip. When told by her la [...]

    • Patrick Gibson said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      After reading ‘Dead Wrong’ I decided to jump right into another Jance mystery just to see if she is as good as I suspect or perhaps I hit upon the one and only good book in her canon. Alas, she seems to be an excellent “Mmmm” writer. (Stands for Many Magnificent Murder Mysteries—or, whatever you want.)A woman drives from Phoenix to L.A. along I-10. At the Palm Springs exit she sees in the distance the psychedelic cluster of police car, EMS, and Fire Department lights. She is on her way [...]

    • Sheri said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Web of Evil (J.A. Jance)Murder/Suspense/MysteryFast paced murder mystery. Ali Reynolds leaves her home in Arizona for California to finalize her divorce. But when she gets there her soon to be ex does not show up, soon Ali finds out why. He is found tied int the trunk of a car dead. Ali becomes the number one suspect.Things get more complex, since her husband had a fiance and he was murdered on the eve of their wedding. His much younger bride is eight months pregnant, and finds she is not the he [...]

    • Toni Kania said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Could hardly believe that J.A.Jance could have possibly written this. I've read all of her Beaumont and Joanna Brady books, which while very different from each other in locale and protagonists, both were literate, intelligent and complex in stories and characters. Not true here. The language was simplistic and the protagonist was at best adolescent in her behavior and actions. I was reading #2, because I knew I had read #1 a long time ago and didn't want to re-read it. It must have been all rig [...]

    • Teresa said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      A nice enough thriller with a few too many bits in the plot to feel realistic. One referral to a California highway without the "the" prefix and a "then" instead of a "than" threw me off for several chapters. Also, as in some other stories, copious spending when folks don't seem to have that kind of scratch bothers me (endless hotel rooms for multiple people, endless room service meals, endless days without anyone working).

    • Connie Marx said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      I really like J.A. Jance. The stories keep you interested, and you never really are sure if what you think will happen, will happen. They are mysteries without the gore that seems to be a must for entertainment anymore. I plan on reading more of her books

    • Jennifer Hodges Young said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

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    • Marissa Picone said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Kept me on the edge of my seat wondering who really did it & why

    • Zoann said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      We interrupt your regular reading to bring you this not-so-special messageI have used the food analogy before, but it rings true for me. I read for lots of reasons (just like I eat for lots of reasons): to be entertained, to learn something, to complete a list or challenge. And I usually read in a strict order--whatever library book is due back next is what I am focused on, unless I need to finish a book for book club. But yesterday, I broke all my rules and read the equivalent of a can of Pring [...]

    • Steve Lindahl said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      I've been listening to the audio versions of a few of J.A. Jance's novels as they become available through our library. As a result I'm going through the Ali Reynolds series out of order. But each book reads well on its own and the author's done a great job of providing sufficient background information to understand the characters.The book I heard this week was Web of Evil, a mystery in which a former news host, Ali Reynolds, becomes a suspect in a brutal murder. I find it interesting that Ali [...]

    • Ed said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      #2 in the Ali (Alison) Reynolds series. Author Jance is still getting her legs under her in this "journalism" mystery series after the success with her two "law enforcement" series featuring Sheriff Joanna Brady and Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont. A series featuring a woman, who in the same day, becomes an ex TV-anchorperson, ex-wife and ex-L.A. resident. However, in Web of Evil (2007) she moved to AZ and started a blog. In this entry, her ex-husband is murdered on the eve of her divorce, and [...]

    • Bella Claybourne said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Ms. Jance did it again. In this story Ali is called back to LA for her divorce, only to find out her soon to be ex husband is dead and since she was driving in the area near the murder during the time it occurred she is the prim suspect. New character are introduced such as Frang aka Paul's fiancée, yes yes the scum bag is engaged because the girl is knocked up and while the divorce papers are supposed to be signed on Friday the wedding on Saturday. Now since he is dead the only will that was s [...]

    • Kris - My Novelesque Life said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      3.5 STARS "The highway from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs desert is parched, unforgiving, and deadly. In the suffocating stillness of a car trunk, a man -- his mouth and hands bound with tape -- waits to learn his fate. Fortunately for him, he'll never know. What possible enemy could be bitter enough to commit such a heinous crime? And when will the monster make another move? Ali Reynolds is traveling that same blistering, lonesome highway, looking forward to putting her past behind her. She'd [...]

    • Debfiddle said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Story of Ali's estranged husband, who is killed before their divorce papers can be signed.The highway from Los Angeles to the Palm Springs desert is parched, unforgiving, and deadly. In the suffocating stillness of a car trunk, a man -- his mouth and hands bound with tape -- awaits his fate. What possible enemy could be bitter enough to commit such a heinous crime? And when will the monster make another move?Ali Reynolds is traveling that same blistering, lonesome highway, looking forward to put [...]

    • Julianne said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      This is Book #2 in the Ali Reynolds murder mystery series by J. A. Jance. I have not read Book #1, and now there are Books #3 and #4. This is a new character for me, but she is great! Ali Reynolds was a news reporter in Los Angeles, but dismissed because she is over forty. She is now living in Sedona, where her parents run a cafe and her adult son is close. She is headed back to L.A. to finalize the divorce when trouble begins -- and it doesn't seem to stop. Just keeps coming! We have the Rivers [...]

    • Sj Burghoff said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      I've had it with this series. The further I got into this book, the more frustrated I got. The actions taken by the main character are unrealistic and ridiculous. For instance, she manages to slip her Glock into her back waistband while hiding under a restaurant table, jumps up between a law enforcement officer and a bad guy, placing herself so that the law enforcement officer can reach her gun (he doesn't have one of his own?), and distracts the bad guy. I first read the new release of this ser [...]

    • Marti said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Once again I have been reminded why I like this author so much. This was the second of the Ali Reynolds series that I have read and it definitely will not be the last. In this one, Ali needs to leave her home in Arizona to return to LA for two reasons. First, her divorce is about to be finalized. Second, she needs to do a deposition on her wrongful firing case. If you are familiar with this series, you will know that Ali is a former star TV reporter who was summarily fired with the real reason b [...]

    • Georgiann Hennelly said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      In the suffocating stillness of a car trunk a man awaits his fate-his mouth and hands bound with tape. His soon to be ex wife is traveling along this same desert highway on her way to the divorce hearing and looking forward to putting the past behind her.Little does she know that he is about to be killed when the car whose trunk he is in is left on train tracks Ali Reynolds is suspected in his death. She also has a wrongful dismissal suit going against the t.v station she used to work for and he [...]

    • Kat said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      the story line was ok, a woman in az was getting divorced from a ca man, drove there for the court proceedings. on the way her soon to be x husband was killed in the trunk of a car left on the rr tracks she was driving past. the woman having his baby was supposed to marry him the next day, she ended up killing her mother, herself and baby. there was a drug running in all this and the woman from az who was supposed to be intelligent and rich and educated did stupid things like BLOGGING after her [...]

    • Marcia said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      This was the second in the Ali Reynolds' series. Actually, I thought the book ended 100 pages earlier. Then, the author seemed to realize that the story was too short. Instead of adding a chapter, she added 100 pages. At the very least, she could have called it Part 2. Some of the action did make sense. The DEA agent may have allowed his friend and Arizona police officer to accompany him for the arrest of the drug king/queen pin, but no way would he have permitted a civilian, who had been a repo [...]

    • Helen said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      I started this audio book last summer to listen to in the pool doing laps but never finished it, so my husband and I listened to it on our drive to visit relatives in Indiana. It was our typical adult book choice, a murder mystery, when I can take time off from my elementary library choices. But this was a good one about a TV anchor who is fired for being too old, so she starts blogging and checking into the mystery of what happened to her friend who had just found out she had a terminal disease [...]

    • Chelsea said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      This book was only a "page-turner" because I was skipping over Ali's constant whining about her lawyers, the author's repetitive style of storytelling, and the bizarre relationship between Ali and her "just-an-aquaintance-friend" who took 3 weeks of vacation to help her risk their lives to play detective in LA. I was hoping to get to a critical scene where everything comes together and you are satisfied with the book. Well there were at least 5 of these and the book just kept dragging on! And th [...]

    • Maria said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Listened to the book on CD. This is apparently the second of a series of novels centered around Ali Reynolds. I quite liked it, reminiscent of the days when I read nothing but murder mysteries. While I have grown and developed into a reader of other literature, there's nothing quite like a good whodunit where good triumphs over evil, and the guys in the white hats win the day, the bad guys receive justice and all the loose ends are wrapped up neatly in a little package with a bow on top. All's r [...]

    • Donna Mcnab said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      I don't like these Ali Reynolds books as much as the J. P. Beaumont and the Joanna Brady books by J. A. Jance. However, they are still well written and interesting and now that the background has been set up in the first two, the following books may be more to my liking. I will certainly read more and find out. In this book, Ali returns from Sedona, Arizona to her former home in LA to finalize her divorce and also her wrongful firing suit again the TV company. Her husband, Paul, does not turn up [...]

    • Nancy Ellis said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:32 AM

      Having suffered through a few days of withdrawal from my previous book, which I hated to have to finish, I thought this would be a light and entertaining read. It did not disappoint, but it did not exceed my expectations. Ali Reynolds is recovering quite nicely from her breakup and job loss and is heading to court for divorce proceedings. When her soon-to-be-ex fails to show up and instead turns up dead in a car on a railroad track, she becomes #1 suspect, thanks to the fact that he had not yet [...]

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