Thursday, October 16, 2014

Praise Her, Praise Diana by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks

Praise Her, Praise Diana
by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks

My Rating: 5 HUGE Stars

Publication Date: October 16, 2014
Publisher:  Melange Books, LLC
Genre: Adult Literary Fiction | Suspense
Print Length: 369 pages
Available from:   Amazon Barnes & Noble
Synopsis:

Jane Larson's new client has written a novel in which the main character is a woman who seeks vengeance for a horrific rape by seducing men and then killing and castrating them. Soon a person who calls herself Diana begins to imitate the character in the book, setting New York City on edge and men and women at each others throats.


My Review
Praise Her, Praise Diana by Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks

If you have EVER contemplated reading a dark, suspenseful drama that touches on the pain that can live within one's soul, please put Praise Her, Praise Diana by the wife and husband writing team of Anne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks on your MUST READ list.

What starts out as a well known author writing a tale of a woman who has been brutally raped, her mind so destroyed that all she wants is revenge on every man in the world, becomes a real-life case for the police as men are mutilated and murdered.  Has the coin flipped?  Are men now to learn the fear a woman lives with? Will this teach them to treat a woman as a human and not a receptacle for their insecurities and need for power?

Maggie, the author, is hiding a secret about the tale she has written. A feminist group uses her as their rallying point, a woman who will stand up to the inequalities of life, the victimization of women at the hands of men all around the globe. When a radical faction of this group takes things one step further, using strong arm tactics and inciting public unrest, a martyr or a goddess is born.  Only known as DIANA, the vigilante for women's justice pulls everyone involved into a nightmare of epic proportions. Who is Diana?  Why does she mimic a fictional character's actions? Who will die, who will wish they had?

Team Hicks pulls no punches in their graphic emotional detail, their graphic physical detail or in creating an atmosphere that is brutal, dark and twisted.  They write with a crisp and bold tone, as their tale unfolds, one layer at a time.  Looking for a read that champions contemporary themes? Never tries to pretty up life or misery or loss? Makes you wonder who the real villains are while churning your gut into a mass of knots??

I cannot recommend Praise Her, Praise Diana enough, for all adult readers.

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