TH1RT3EN by Steve Cavanagh

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Eddie Flynn, a former con artist turned defense lawyer, is pushed to his limits when he takes on the case of Hollywood actor, Robert Solomon, accused of murdering his wife and bodyguard. The damning evidence points to Robert’s guilt, but Eddie believes his client’s innocence and will do anything to prove it. Joshua Kane, a highly intelligent serial killer with a unique ability, plots his way onto the trail of the century’s jury to try sway the outcome of the case.

I first heard about this book from @alislittlelibrary instagram and when I was kindly gifted it via a giveaway I knew I needed to read it asap.

I don’t usually pick up crime mysteries/thrillers but I DEVOURED this!!! You are fed snippets of the case as the chapters alternate between the point of view of Flynn and Kane. As such, most of the chapters are incredibly short. At first I was a bit put off by this but it actually aided the storytelling tremendously – short chapters mean you are only given small glimpses of the storyline, making you eager to read more and more.

The twists came thick and fast towards the end! Although there was suspense throughout the whole novel and it constantly kept me guessing, I wish there were more dramatic, plot-twisting moments like the ending that actually made me gasp – which is why I didn’t rate it a full 5 stars.

After doing some research on goodreads, I realised this is actually the 4th book in the Eddie Flynn series, although this one can definitely be read as a standalone. So I will definitely be checking out the other books to fill in some gaps about Flynn’s background.

All in all, this is a fantastic read and one I will recommend to anyone who is knew to/doesn’t read a lot of thrillers and to everyone who does!

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