Review - Mind Me, Milady by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Ken Hicks

Year Published: 2017
Genre: Suspense; Crime

The writing team of Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks released their latest crime thriller, Mind Me, Milady, in March 2017. Published by Melange Books, Mind Me, Milady is the third book in the Jane Larson series. The series also includes Praise Her, Praise Diana and Weave a Murderous Web.  All three novels are set in New York City where Anne and Ken have lived for the past forty-three years.
In Mind Me, Milady, a serial killer is on the loose in New York. Police have dubbed him the Gentleman Rapist because of the mockingly polite way he speaks with his victims before he rapes them.

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.” 

About the Author:
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.

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My Take on the Book:
This was another enjoyable read; having the right amount of suspense and description. I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:
It was absolutely wonderful reading another book by these authors; if you love suspense, but a nice steady suspense, do consider reading books from these authors.

Other Reviews/Praise:
“Mind Me, Milady was spellbinding and impossible to put down. The cast of characters that Anne and Kenneth write about are fascinating and the plot is faultless. I found the New York background and the history included to be of great interest since I am a native New Yorker. Mind Me, Milady is a great read for all mystery fans…” – 5 Stars, Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite 

“The husband/wife writing team of Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks has created another dark and edgy tale of crime… that will have you dumbstruck at the realistic feel of every scene, every emotion and every action.” – 5 Stars, Reviewed by Diane for Tome Tender 

“Mind Me, Milady is an excellent joint effort between Anne Rothman and Kenneth Hicks. Normally I can guess who did it long before the criminal is revealed, but not this time. This story kept me guessing all the way through, so much so that I didn’t put it down until I had finished. Excellent story, well written and very clever.” - 5 Stars, Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers’ Favorite