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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. A. Jance Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ali Reynolds Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780743561617
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J.A. Jance's new series, begun in the New York Times bestseller Edge of Evil, continues with a powerhouse tale of suspense.

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 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? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jance delivers a devilish page-turner.”

    People

  • Jance delivers a devilish page-turner."

    -- People
  • Heart-stopping...Jance deftly brings the desert, people, and towns of southeastern Arizona to life."

    -- Publishers Weekly
  • Gripping....Jance's skills will keep the reader riveted...Ali couldn't be better company."

    -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
  • Characters so real you want to reach out and hug -- or strangle -- them. Her dialogue always rings true."

    -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • “Characters so real you want to reach out and hug—or strangle—them. Her dialogue always rings true.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Gripping…Jance's skills will keep the reader riveted…Ali couldn't be better company.”

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • “Heart-stopping…Jance deftly brings the desert, people, and towns of southeastern Arizona to life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne Mitchell | 2/18/2014

    " This is the second in the series featuring former TV anchor, Ali Reynolds. Tightly paced, full of twists. I did wish the setting had stayed in Arizona, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Hjelm | 2/10/2014

    " A Likeable character in a predictable plot. Enjoyable escape reading, great for traveling or summer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzeesg | 2/4/2014

    " J.A. Vance always writes page-turners! Although, it seemed to have 3 endings! Just when you thought it was over... Still, a quick, easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 1/24/2014

    " For an educated TV Reporter, Ali Reynolds sure is stupid. This character must have been just a "Talking Head" not actually investigating anything in her former job. She takes crazy chances, acts so naive and trusting for a woman of her age and experience. Totally not believable. I was so disgusted with this character that I'm not sure that I will continue reading this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgiann Hennelly | 1/17/2014

    " 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 her soon to be ex was an executive there. his very pregnant fiance is planning a wedding for the day after the divorce is finalized. Now Ali must return to the scene of those crimes and try to figure out who is responsible for her husbands death. She also writes a blog called cutloose .com where she vented about her husband leaving her for a younger women. and other things going on in her life.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 1/11/2014

    " Very good! I enjoyed it very much and stayed up late to finish it because I just couldn't put it down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce Snell | 1/11/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Fortman | 1/11/2014

    " Quick reading, very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry | 1/2/2014

    " My first book by her. I think my mom, who lives in AZ gave me the book. Not bad, but not memorable. In six months, I'll see the book in our pile of paperbacks and likely as not have to work to recall if I read it. An interesting story, characters to care about, but light and fast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelleen Toland | 12/29/2013

    " listened to this on my ipod and really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 11/22/2013

    " Trying to prove her she had nothing to do with a crime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 3/20/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie Marx | 3/11/2013

    " 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... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Piper | 12/27/2012

    " Perfunctory, but nothing outstanding (or close). "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenn Haroldsen | 12/26/2012

    " Just wasn't very exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 12/22/2012

    " Like the Ali Reynolds charcter alot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray | 11/20/2012

    " Jance's books are just plain fun. Super easy read - mystery-lite. Love her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 11/4/2012

    " Good, easy read. Reads like a movie. Read in one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christa | 10/19/2012

    " my first Jance...I will add her to my to read list "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/27/2012

    " I enjoy the Ally Reynolds books. There is nothing terribly intellectual about them and I don't find them as gripping as, say, a David Baldacci novel, but they are fun to read and fun to listen to in the car (where I get a lot of book time in). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 6/15/2012

    " Ali becomes the sole heir and prime suspect after a murder occurs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 3/14/2012

    " just as enjoyable as the first. easy read, keeps interest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette Barfield | 12/15/2011

    " I enjoyed the book. Interesting characters. Light mystery, but good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 5/18/2011

    " A little too much on the romance novel spectum for my tastes. I have read 3 of the 4 Ali Reynolds books, this is my least favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzeesg | 4/11/2011

    " J.A. Vance always writes page-turners! Although, it seemed to have 3 endings! Just when you thought it was over... Still, a quick, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie (Kwiltreader) | 3/17/2011

    " Very intelligent heroine who doesn't always use her intelligence or even, good judgement. Probably won't read more of this series.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 3/5/2011

    " I like all of J A Jance, but this was somewhat lower on my list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 2/24/2011

    " I am loving this series about Ali Reynolds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 2/12/2011

    " LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was SO well written. Another book where you keep trying to guess who really did what, but you never reallly know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillis | 2/8/2011

    " This was quite the convoluted story line. Every time I thought the story was going to wrap up, I'd realize there are still more pages to read so they still had more ends to tie up. The book was good, but I think it was a bit too long and too convoluted. I still enjoyed reading the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/14/2010

    " It keeps you reading to the very end with it's turns and twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 9/19/2010

    " Decided to finally read one of her books after she came to our town and speak - although I was unable to attend. People kept telling me how good they were. I did enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/19/2010

    " Well written book that held my interest throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 8/15/2010

    " this was a good book, i just wish i would have realized it was part of a series. it was great by itself, but starting at number 1 would have been better :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 7/31/2010

    " Surprisingly good altho; the plot got rather complicated "

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About the Author

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, and a number of novels featuring the Walker family. Before becoming an author, Jance worked as a librarian and a teacher on a Native American reservation.

About the Narrator

Karen Ziemba is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and a Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer. In 2000 she received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, along with the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, starring in Susan Stroman and John Weidman’s hit musical Contact. She also starred as “Roxie Hart” in Chicago and “Rita Racine” in Steel Pier, for which she received her first Tony award nomination as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. She is also active on tours to American cities and has made appearances in television series dramas.