I'm a bit late for this review, but I am very glad I waited to finished Web of Lies before I read Venom. This is one of those rare series that just gets better with each book.
In Venom, retired assassin Gin Blanco aka the Spider, is still trying to decide what to do with the information about her sister Bria, whom she thought dead, her half-broken heart from Detective Donovan leaving town, and the powerful Mab, who killed Gin's family.
But when she finds out that Mab's head man is stalking and terrorizing a local vampiress, Gin decides to do some pro bono work. Elliott Slater must die and Gin is just the person to do it. But then things get complicated when the new cop in town to take Donovan's place turns out to be one Bria Coolridge - Gin's long lost sister. Bria doesn't recognize Gin and Gin doesn't want to fill her in yet on who she is. After all, Bria is a stellar police officer and Gin is an assassin.
But then Gin and Finn are following Slater when they see them attack a small house, one inhabited by Bria. It seems Mab wants Bria dead at all costs, and it will take everything within Gin's power to stop it.
Venom is full of action, suspense, wonderful character development, and yummy food. Gin loves to cook and her concoctions make my mouth water. I'm really looking forward to the next installment in this series, Tangled Threads. I can't wait to see how Gin's romance with Owen blossoms or dies, and if Bria and Gin find out they are sisters, and if Gin can take down the most powerful elemental ever ... Mab. A must read for any fantasy or paranormal reader.