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1993. A trip to the cinema turns into a nightmare for Anna and her little sister Jessica when two men throw thirteen-year-old Jessica into the back of a van and speed away.
The years tick by... Tick, tick... The police fail to find Jessica and her name fades from the public consciousness... Tick, tick... But every time Anna closes her eyes she's back in that terrible moment, lurching towards Jessica, grabbing for her. So close. So agonisingly close... Tick, tick... Now in her thirties, Anna has no career, no relationship, no children. She's consumed by one purpose – finding Jessica, dead or alive.
DI Jim Monahan has a little black book with forty-two names in it. Jim's determined to put every one of those names behind bars, but his investigation is going nowhere fast. Then a twenty-year-old clue brings Jim and Anna together in search of a shadowy figure known as Spider. Who is Spider? Where is Spider? Does Spider have the answers they want? The only thing Jim and Anna know is that the victims Spider entices into his web have a habit of ending up missing or dead.
Praise for Ben Cheetham:
'Fast-moving action and lots of twists' The Times.
'One of the most powerful, disturbing, but brilliantly written books I've ever had the privilege to read' Breakaway Reviewers.
'Breath-taking. This really is a fantastic crime thriller' Atticus Finch, Top 500 Amazon reviewer.
'Fast-paced, thoroughly researched, and heart-breaking' CrimeSquad.
'An absolutely fantastic read... I will definitely look forward to the next one' BestCrimeBooks.co.uk.
'A tough case for DI Jim Monahan... demonstrating Cheetham's gritty authority in a novel that grips the reader by the throat' The Good Book Guide