Friday 4 June 2021

BlogTour The Web They Wove by Catherine Yaffe


It's my turn on the BlogTour The Web They Wove by Catherine Yaffe.

About the Author

Catherine Yaffe is a full-time writer of crime novels, based in the North of England. The Web They Wove is Catherine’s second novel and continues the theme of questioning how well we know those around us. Her debut novel ‘The Lie She Told’ in October ‘20 was received with widespread acclaim, and so far, has gained over 50 five star reviews across Goodreads and Amazon. 

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About the book

Not 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, Ziggy starts to feel the pressure from his bosses and the media as fear spreads through the city. 

Realising that victims have been held captive prior to their deaths, Ziggy delves deeper and relentlessly chases down every lead, taking him close 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 he holds dear? 


I think what the team fails to do in the beginning is really think about the victims and their interactions with the killer before their deaths. It's a clue they overlook at first. In general they seem to be ten steps behind this vicious killer.

DI Ziggy Thornes is under immense pressure to serve up a perpetrator, which sounds easier than it is given the fact this person isn't leaving a lot behind that could lead to a possible identification. The top brass is pushing for outcomes, whilst Ziggy is struggling to save whoever could be next.

It's psychological crime read, mainly because the psyche of the killer takes a leading role in the narrative. Even they find it hard to distinguish between truth and perceived reality. Nobody is safe, everyone who fits in the profile is a potential victim, even if that person is someone Ziggy has a close connection to.

You know what it feels like when you become invested in a character, even if it's the hilarious sidekick animal, and the author acts like a sociopath and just (can't tell you that bit cos it's a spoiler), because they know you will come back to find out what happened. Yeh that. I read the last sentences and had to go back and make sure I hadn't read it wrong. Man, that's cold.

On the plus side it means readers will get to read more of this series.

Buy The Web They Wove at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : Crime Publishing Network pub date 28 May 2021. Buy at Amazon com.

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