Hodder & Stoughton, £10.99

For barrister Jennifer March the past holds terrible memories - the murder of her mother, the maiming of her teenage brother and the disappearance of her high-ranking banker father, who is suspected of attacking his family. At the same time Jennifer was subjected to a savage rape, which still haunts her dreams.

Two years later Jennifer is summoned to Europe to identify a body, believed to be her father, which has been found by a young American climber in the Swiss Alps. The climber mysteriously dies in another mountain accident.

However, the CIA believes that the young barrister is in danger and has her tailed, with the help of her childhood policeman friend, Mark Ryan.

Is it just a coincidence that Frank McCaul, the father of the unfortunate climber, appears in Jennifer's life and saves her from certain death in yet another mountain accident? Why has the CIA taken such an interest in Jennifer and why enlist the help of her friend rather than have a CIA agent accompany her to Italy?

'Web of Deceit', the fifth novel from Dublin writer Glenn Meade, is truly worthy of the page-turner tag. A twisting and turning plotline will keep readers guessing to the very end and the simple and direct language makes it an easy and enjoyable read. There's absolutely nothing to fault with this book. Brilliant.

Joanne Ahern