The Web They Wove by Catherine Yaffe

I was attracted to this book as I read the previous book in the series, The Lie She Told, last year and really enjoyed it.


The gripping sequel to The Lie She ToldNot all killers are who they first seem..The mutilated body of a young female is found in a popular recreation ground in Leeds city centre. DI Ziggy Thornes and his team are at once assigned to close the case. With little to no forensic evidence left at the scene, at first Ziggy struggles to put the pieces together.

When a second body turns up in the same place, pressure from higher up and the media mounts as fear spreads through the city. Realising that the victims have been held captive prior to their gruesome deaths, Ziggy delves deeper and relentlessly chases down every lead, taking him to breaking point. When the investigation leads him dangerously close to home, will time run out before the tangled web of evil he’s uncovered destroys everything that Ziggy holds dear?

My thoughts:

Wow, I have come to the conclusion that I love Catherine Yaffe’s books. Despite revolving around a gruesome and nasty topic that no-one wants to think about outside fiction stories, I have found myself thinking about this book and the ongoing investigation whilst I have been reluctantly forced to put this compelling book down.

I loved the character of Ziggy. He is a hard-working, determined and intelligent investigator and I was rooting for him to solve this case.

I loved the twists and turns in this book. It is full of suspense and drama, and for me personally it tops the first book in the series, though of course I would highly recommend both.

Despite wanting to love books like these, I often find them a little convoluted and they lose me a little, but this stream-lined, sophisticated and suspenseful book had me hooked from the first few pages.


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