Book Review: Spider Hunting by K.J. McGillick

It’s never what it seems.

A murder of a high-profile law partner on a Manhattan street should have made the front page of the news. And yet it didn’t. Drew Bradley’s murder was treated as just another senseless crime and relegated to page four of the evening edition. But what if the press had been privy to the fact that the murder was actually an assassination?

As the partners at Lannister and Stewart scramble to fill the vacuum left by Drew Bradley’s sudden death, Asia Blythe, a rising star in the firm is offered his coveted position. But this golden opportunity that brings with it power, prestige, and unlimited financial rewards demands adherence to a code. A code of allegiance to the firm with no exceptions. Catapulted into the world of genetically modified designer babies and state-sponsored espionage, is Asia prepared to deal with the intrigues of a world that will threaten her life and shatter her illusions?

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Asia is a lawyer who is driven to work hard toward her goal of becoming a partner. She is beyond excited when she’s given the opportunity to apply to become an equity partner. What’s disappointing is that as soon as she’s given this opportunity, everything seems to fall apart.

It took me a little bit to get into Spider Hunting even though it starts with the murder of Asia’s boss, Drew. When Asia starts working on Drew’s files, there’s a lot of confusing information that was difficult to muddle through. But when meets she meets Drew’s clients, things start to take off. By the time I was halfway through, it was difficult to put down.

I like Asia. She’s strong and knows what she wants. Even when she isn’t sure what she wants to do, she figures it out and makes the moral decision. Her boyfriend, Sam, is my favorite character. He’s supportive and caring and his love for Asia is obvious. They make a good couple.

I definitely recommend Spider Hunting if you like a murder mystery with a little bit of everything.

About the Author

K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing

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