The Serial Killer Isn T On Trial.He S On The Jury.It S The Murder Trial Of The Century And Joshua Kane Has Killed To Get The Best Seat In The House And To Be Sure The Wrong Man Goes Down For The Crime Because This Time, The Killer Isn T On Trial He S On The Jury.But There S Someone On His Tail Former Conman Turned Criminal Defense Attorney Eddie Flynn Doesn T Believe That His Movie Star Client Killed Two People He Suspects That The Real Killer Is Closer Than They Think But Who Would Guess Just How Close As legal thrillers go, it doesn t get much better than Steve Cavanagh s Thirteen It also doesn t get much weirder An ex conman as a defence lawyer and a serial killer on the jury But this was such a gripping read the tension was unbearable at times The characters were cleverly brought to life with a storyline that was not only intense, but oh so clever The twists came thick and fast towards the end, reaching dizzying heights, and made it impossible to put the book down I ve read some truly terrific books this year, and Thirteen has made it onto that list Read it if you get the chance Thank you to Netgalley, and Orion for my ARC in exchange for an honest review Five Clever StarsThe Serial Killer Isn t On Trial.He s on the jury.Bobby Solomon is a movie star who is up on a murder charge His wife and security guard were found dead and Bobby is charged with the crime Eddie Flynn is a lawyer and the defense team wants Eddie on their team because he is a con artist and a very good lawyer Eddie Flynn decides to help Bobby since he feels that he is innocent and he takes the case Kane, the serial killer, makes his way into the jury.He is crazy and he is one step ahead of the law This is the murder trial of the century As the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the courtroom starts to raise doubts in Flynn s mind The story is told in two points of view, Eddie s and Kane s This is one clever book The author reminds me a lot of John Grisham, his earlier books I love courtroom drama legal thrillers and I was tithe on the edge of my seat reading this one I was hooked right from the beginning to the very end This book was very unique There were a lot of twists and turns that I did not see coming and lots of jaw dropping moments This is the fourth book of a series but it can be read as a standalone but I loved it so much that I am going to read the other books in this series This is a fast paced read This book kept me guessing to the very last page I could not put this book down It was so AMAZING, and it will blow your mind The characters were so well developed I loved Eddie Flynn and felt that Kane finally met his match Flynn did so well in the courtroom Kane just made me shiver I thought it was very well written There are a lot of stellar five star reviews of this book that are a lot better than mine Check those out This is a must read I just can t seem to give this book the justice that it needs I can t stop thinking of this book This definitely is in my favorite s shelf I want to thank Flatiron Books Macmillan for the free Arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.Available Now A brilliant con artist goes head to head with a brilliant serial killer Who will win in the end Eddie Flynn, a former con artist turned lawyer, is put in the spotlight when he takes on the case of a Hollywood actor accused of murdering his wife and bodyguard The evidence is damning, but Eddie believes in his client s innocence and will do what it takes to win the case Joshua Kane, a serial killer with a unique ability, plots his way onto the Hollywood murder jury He has a vested interest in the outcome of the case.This is the fourth book in the Eddie Flynn series, but the first for me It can definitely be read as standalone With that being said, I want to know about Eddie and plan on reading the earlier books in the series to fill in some gaps The narrative is split between Eddie and Kane s POV s, each compelling in its own way Eddie is a fascinating and flawed protagonist who is easy to root for And Kane, without giving too much away,.well, he is one of the most fascinating characters I have come across in a long time Thirteen is a fast paced legal thriller with tons of twists and turns This is an exciting and intense read that kept me guessing It goes a little off the rails towards the end, but this aspect didn t take away from my enjoyment The premise is a little whacky, but it works It was nice to read something that was a little different and not the typical formulaic thriller I highly recommend I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review. The premise for this book was absolutely ingenious A typical murder trial is getting underway Did I say typical Only if you think that having a certified serial killer on the jury is normal Are you kidding me Gimme, Gimme I had to read this one Bobby Solomon is Hollywood s latest and greatest heartthrob who finds himself on trial for the murder of his wife and security man And of course he swears he s innocent Eddie Flynn is an independent lawyer with a reputation for thinking outside the box His courtroom theatrics are legendary Welllet s just say he s good at what he does He s been asked to sit second chair at Bobby s trial Like any defense attorney, he believes in Bobby s innocence and agrees to help But before long he finds himself sitting in the lead chair at the trial.So what happens when you find you have a rogue juror One whose own agenda takes precedence over the actual evidence being presented Perhaps even disturbing that juror is a serial killer If you like clever courtroom antics Perry Mason moments if you will, then you ll love this book The courtrooms scenes were my absolute favorite You ll need to suspend your believability If you can.then I think you ll walk away loving the new favorite summer thriller A fabulous buddy read with Susanne Thank you to NetGalley, Flatiron Books and Steve Cavanagh for an ARC to read and review. Wow, what a ride this was I couldn t put it down and ended up reading it into the small hours I picked this book up as I d seen several good reviews of it from friends and I m so glad I did.This is the fourth book in the Eddie Flynn series, though it s the first one I ve read, and it works perfectly well as a standalone Eddie, former conman turned lawyer, is asked to work on the case of Hollywood star Bobby Solomon, who is standing trial for murdering his wife and his head of security Yet unbeknownst to Eddie there is a rogue juror A serial killer, a chameleon, has infiltrated the jury process, and he s hell bent on making sure Bobby Solomon is found guilty.I really don t want to say too much about the plot, just that it s twisty and turny, and certainly has the wow factor that a good legal thriller needs Yet it s so much than that I really enjoyed the characters, as well as the action in and out of the courtroom and I ll certainly be on the lookout for of Steve Cavanagh s work in the future I can t recommend this book highly enough.My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Five starsALL OF THE STARS In a market saturated with legal thrillers, Thirteen needs its own category This concept was brilliant and the execution superb I could not put it down Thirteen is the 4th book in the Eddie Flynn series but works as a stand alone I have not read the othersyet Eddie is an ex con turned lawyer who goes toe to toe in a battle of wits with a serial killer who wrangles his way onto a jury This book is so clever, so intriguing, so filled with red herrings and brilliant misdirection that I CANNOT wait to go back and read his others.There is an interesting sub plot with some bad guys but I dare not say too much, except for this Get yourself a copy and get to it even if legal thrillers are not your jam You won t be sorry Thank you to the brilliant Steve Cavanagh, Flatiron Books and Netgalley for giving me this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review 4.5 STARSBuddy Read With Nicki from The Secret Library Blog THE SERIAL KILLER ISN T ON TRIAL.HE S ON THE JURYWhen I read this teaser on the cover, I immediately wanted to read it and find out how a serial killer got a seat on the jury and how this show would play out This is 4 in this popular series and now I know why This worked just fine as a stand alone I was easily pulled into the story with the super suspenseful beginning and questions quickly started swirling around in my thoughts.I m a huge fan of courtroom dramas and legal thrillers and this one did not disappoint A celebrity named Robert Soloman is charged with murder and goes on trial, but his lawyer, Eddie Flynn sees that somethings just don t add up Okay, Eddie is Brilliant It was a perfect book for a buddy read and we had a great time trying to find all the pieces to solve the big puzzle We were able to find some hints to what was coming, but we were also surprised The creative plot and fascinating characters kept me engaged and there was just the right amount of action to add some tension.Recommend to fans of legal crime fiction courtroom dramas with a touch of dark and disturbing courtroom drama is the best kind of drama and thats a fact.and what do you get when a serial killer is sitting on the jury to judge a crime that he actually committed you get drama lots and lots of entertainingly suspenseful drama i cant even begin to describe how clever and unique this story is and you know, im not a lawyer but my mother always said i could be a great one because of much i like to talk back, so eddie flynn is a man i can relate to the amount of times i was impressed with how he constantly one upped the prosecution or got the last word in such great characterisation and i know many people shy away from courtroom dramas because the plot is a court case and interest can be lost in all of the mumbo jumbo technical descriptions of the law but that doesnt happen in this everything is detailed and explained in such an accessible and encouraging way there is just so much going for this story that i was almost obsessively looking forward to picking the book back up again each time i had to stop reading its truly one of the best page turners ive read in a while and i cant wait to read by this author 4.5 stars Steve Cavanagh writes top notch adrenaline fuelled legal thrillers with his charismatic defence lawyer, ex con artist Eddie Flynn, set in New York and this is his best one yet Eddie has been hoping to get back together with his wife, Christine, and his beloved daughter, Amy, which his defence work in the past has placed in grave danger, leading to their separation He thinks he has it finally worked out as he plans for a safe and secure legal career with Rudy Carp, where he has been co opted onto the legal defence team for famous celebrity Hollywood actor, Robert Solomon, on trial for the murder of his actress wife, Ariella Bloom, and his security man Is it already too late to save his marriage Flynn has attracted the rage of NYPD cops he has publicly revealed as corrupt Solomon appears a lost cause, the evidence stacked against him is overwhelming, but Eddie can feel he is an innocent man, and will do all that he can to prove it However, Eddie is to find himself in the most testing case of his career with no idea of what he is up against.Eddie s close friend, Judge Harry Ford, takes over the trial after the health issues of the previous judge The colourful Southern PR savvy prosecuter for hire, Art Pryor, has never lost a case, and with the support of his formidable expertise, confidently believes that Solomon will be convicted Eddie knows that he has been recruited as the fall guy should he fail to prove that the NYPD has tampered with critical evidence, a dollar bill with the DNA of a convicted killer from the past, Richard Pena, and the DNA of Solomon Eddie hires ex FBI Harper to be his investigator, and this leads to an FBI agent, Delaney, who believes there is a serial killer whose MO includes leaving behind a specially marked dollar bill on the victim, but has escaped detection because he ensures someone else is always convicted for the murders Could this provide a viable route to save Solomon by introducing another suspect However, Delaney is refusing to testify and Eddie has a problem he could not have imagined, the killer is on the jury, ideally placed to ensure that a guilty verdict prevails Cavanagh engineers masterly misdirections and twists in this taut and fast paced thriller that had me reading until I finished The suspense and tension is palpable in this brilliantly plotted story of a highly intelligent manipulative serial killer with the chameleon like ability to become another person, feel no pain, a true sociopath who knows that he really is special and untouchable with the help he receives from someone close to the case Eddie is a phenomenal lawyer, displaying his courtroom skills with panache as he illustrates that the art of the cross examination and the art of the con are one and the same thing This is a terrifically entertaining read and Cavanagh can be counted to have you gripped from the moment you start reading A fantastic legal thriller that I recommend highly Many thanks to Orion for an ARC. 4 Stars.What happens when a Serial Killer finagles his way onto a Jury Let s call it what it is One Wild Ride Celebrity Movie Star Robert Soloman has been convicted of murdering his wife Ariella Bloom and her lover, though he swears he s innocent Former con artist, Eddie Flynn is now a lawyer Hired to represent Bobby Soloman he quickly realizes that the guy is in fact, innocent even though the evidence makes it appear as though the guy is guilty as sin How to prove it Now that s the question Joshua Kane is a Serial Killer He is not who or what he seems Little does anyone know that Kane has gotten himself a seat on Bobby Soloman s jury For what purpose exactly Ha I m afraid I can t say What I can say is that I hope I never meet anyone like Kane.This is one crazy read It s a legal thriller, a police procedural and a mystery suspense rolled into one Well done Steve Cavanaugh This is the 4th book in the Eddie Flynn series however I read it as a standalone I loved the character of Eddie Flynn and would definitely go back and read the rest of the series.This was another buddy read with Kaceey Thank you to NetGalley, Flatiron Books and Steve Cavanaugh for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review.Published on Goodreads and NetGalley on 8.28.19.
- 336 pages
- Steve Cavanagh
- 08 September 2018 Steve Cavanagh