Welcome to my turn on the blog tour for Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh.
This is the 4th in the Eddie Flynn series and is published by Orion on 14th June 2018.
They were Hollywood’s hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife.
This is the celebrity murder trial of the century and the defence want one man on their team: con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn.
All the evidence points to Robert’s guilt, but as the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the court room start to raise doubts in Eddie’s mind.
What if there’s more than one actor in the courtroom?
What if the killer isn’t on trial? What if the killer is on the jury?
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A big thank you to Becci Mansell and the publisher for issuing me with my review copy and to Tracy Fenton for asking me to participate on the blog tour.
If you haven’t seen all the buzz on Twitter about this book, then what have you been doing?! It is absolutely everywhere with everyone saying how good it is.
Although this is the 4th in the series, I don’t think it will matter too much if you haven’t read them all as the author just gives you enough so you understand the background of the characters without spoiling too much.
This is certainly an enjoyable and edge of your seat ride – what an absolute rollercoaster!
Eddie is such a well written character that you can’t help but warm too. The fact that he’s an ex-con artist just endears you to him even more! I really enjoy legal thrillers having discovered John Grisham at a young age but find that some are so heavy on the technical wording that I’m often scratching my head trying to understand the legal jargon – not this one though. The court scenes flow marvellously added by the fact that there is also a serial killer sitting on the jury hearing everything that is going on so you begin to wonder how will this pan out…..? Surely things are a foregone conclusion?
Not the case with this as we are kept guessing and always a few steps behind….
We are also given an insight into the serial killer’s mind and what a mind it is! Meticulous, cunning and almost a chameleon. He blends seamlessly into his surroundings that just serve to make him even more deadly. We are also shown a more vulnerable side to him, mainly stemming from his childhood which added more flavour to this already excellent plot.
Brilliant and creepy – highly recommended!
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About the Author
Steve Cavanagh is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and lawyer. He is also one half of the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast.
His latest novel, Thirteen, is out in ebook now and paperback in June.
Find out more at http://www.stevecavanagh.com or follow Steve on Twitter @SSCav