I really, really enjoyed reading Wearing the Spider.
It is one of those novels that one finds impossible to put
down. If I could have given it a higher score than five stars,
I would have. The author Susan Schaab has a writing talent
that totally and immediately draws you into her story. In
the story she explains the phrase, Wearing the Spider.”
It refers to the lead person who clears the trail while hiking
in Africa. This person walks first through the webs and when
doing so, sometimes ends up wearing the spiders.
This story involves office politics and corruption. Evie is
vying for a partnership in the firm that she works for. She
has always put her work first. A partner, whose advances she
had rebuffed seems to be setting her up. When the partners
approach her with complaints about her work, she realizes
that someone has been messing around in her files. She suspects
Alan. When she discovers that she is supposedly working on
a foreign project of which she actually knows nothing about,
she knows she has to investigate it further. A romantic interest
helps her out with finding out what is going on. She gets
mysterious calls from strangers, her apartment is broken into,
she discovers emails that were sent from her account that
she did not write, and she finds that she is being followed.
She realizes that her life is in danger.
Evie has to pull out all stops to save her reputation and
her life. She also has to learn something about trusting others.
Needing her boyfriend to help her, she lets her guard down
with him. This is not something that comes easily. She also
learns that she can’t continue to trust the people that
has in the past, like the senior partners in the firm. She
does not know how deep their involvement
Wearing the Spider is a great suspenseful thriller.
There is nothing slow or boring happening in this story. It
will keep you on edge until you find out the truth of what
is going on. Fiction fans will totally enjoy this book. I
recommend giving it as a gift. It is a new story and guaranteed
to be enjoyed.
-Review by Paige Lovitt, Reader Views