Th1rt3en

Steve Cavanagh

Quick Synopsis

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.

Publisher’s Synopsis

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?

Book Review

Th1rt3en is a highly entertaining legal thriller and cat-and-mouse game. Despite a majority of this book taking place in the courtroom, it will have you at the edge of your seat.

The story is told through alternating narrators – the serial killer, Joshua Kane, and the conman-turned-criminal-defense-attorney, Eddie Flynn. Both characters are well fleshed out, especially for a thriller. Cavanaugh managed to do this in a way that did not slow down the story.

While reading this book, I learned that it is actually the fourth in a series centered on Eddie Flynn. This actually impressed me more, because the main reoccurring characters are so well developed in Th1rt3en, despite their previous introduction. I really appreciate this, and it allowed this book book to standalone. So if you don’t want to commit to a series, do not let that deter you from reading Th1rt3en!

This book was so full of surprises and twists. If you have this whole book figured quickly, you need to be some sort of super detective. I commend Cavanaugh. Keeping a reader on their toes when they know the killer from page one is a feat.

My only real criticism is that the two narrators’ voices were mostly indistinguishable. Both used the same phrases, including the same incorrect grammar. That is only thing I can think of that would have improved this book for me.

Overall, I really enjoyed Th1rt3en and would definitely recommend it. I will be picking up the other books in the Eddie Flynn series soon.

Rating

Overall Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Writing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Plot

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Character development

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Th1rt3en

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Genre
Mysteries & Thrillers

Publication Date
August 19, 2019

Pages
336


Storygraph Rating
4.10 stars

Goodreads Rating
4.22 stars


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