Title: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
Date Published: 25th January 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Legal Thriller
THE SERIAL KILLER ISN’T ON TRIAL.
HE’S ON THE JURY…
To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?’
Murder wasn’t the hard part. It was just the start of the game.
Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He’s done it before. But this is the big one.
This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house.
But there’s someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn’t the man on trial.
Kane knows time is running out – he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered.
Eddie Flynn is a con man turned lawyer, who is offered the case of his life defending Bobby Solomon, a Hollywood actor on the brink of success when his wife and security guard are killed in his home. There’s plenty of damning evidence against him but Flynn believes he’s innocent.
Joshua Kane has watched the whole case unfold and he desperately wants in on the jury, how far will he go to get what he wants?
So I have to be honest, legal thrillers don’t usually capture my interest but boy has this book changed my mind! Before thirteen, I’d never heard of the Eddie Flynn series or Steve Cavanagh but that tag line ‘The serial killer isn’t on trial, he’s on the jury,” I mean what crime lover could resist?
Eddie is a really compelling character. He’s a former con man and alcohol turned lawyer who’s distanced himself from his wife and his twelve year old daughter as his cases often put them in danger. But what made me love him the most is the fact that he uses his con man skills to help those people who need it the most. He also goes after corrupt cops which doesn’t make him many friends in law enforcement.
Even though we know quite early on who this killer is, the why doesn’t become clear until nearer the end and the story still manages to pack in plenty of twists that I did not see coming.
Overall Thirteen is a really cleverly written, action packed thrill ride of a novel that I cannot recommend any more highly.
I now will have to buy the rest of the series, looks like Christmas sorted for me then!
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 now in ebook and paperback.
Find out more at http://www.stevecavanagh.com or follow Steve on Twitter @SSCav