Series: Ella Marconi #6
Publication Date: 1st February 2013
Book Source: Own Purchase
Synopsis: When paramedics Jane and Alex encounter a man refusing to get out of his crashed car with bystanders saying he deliberately drove into a pole, it looks like a desperate cry for help. His frantic claim that someone is out to get him adds to their thinking that he is delusional. Later that day he is found dead under a train in what might be a suicide, but Jane is no longer so sure...Detective Ella Marconi shares Jane's doubts, which are only compounded when the case becomes increasingly tangled. Then, just when she thinks she's closing in on the right person, a shocking turn of events puts more people in danger and might just see the killer slip through her hands.
Best yet ... no lie! I'm a huge fan of this series but for me Web Of Deceit was the consummate blend of paramedic voyeurism and investigative punch. Smart, tight and pacey made for seriously compelling reading.
Obviously Detective Ella Marconi is the constant but with each book we're introduced to new paramedics, in Web of Deceit it's Jane and Alex. Each book I reiterate that the Ella Marconi novels work fabulously well as stand alone's, but I love the continuity that the series brings to Ella's personal story.
Katherine's trademark instinctive writing guarantees an intimate view of the paramedic's world and I've got it on the best authority that she "nails it" with the investigative process. My partner's dad is a retired detective and lover of crime fiction. I've been beating him round the head with Katherine's books for quite some time - being a bit of cynic it's taken him a while to succumb to my 'gentle' persuasion but he's begrudgingly admitted they're "pretty damn good."
Something else I love about Katherine's work; the plot doesn't come at the expense of character development. Gritty realism, wicked pace and a gnarly plot work hand in hand with the characters' personal struggles and relationship issues. Toss in an asshat boss and bureaucratic BS and funnily enough it's just like real life.
Recommend: mad if you don't :)
Katherine's previous novels (click title for review)
Violent Exposure 2011
Silent Fear 2012
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