Th1rt3en (Eddie Flynn #4)

Steve Cavanagh

Courtroom Thriller

The serial killer isn’t on trial.

He’s on the jury…

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?

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5) The only thing you need to know is, “The serial killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.”

Ingenious I tell you! When I read that one-liner from the cover, I knew I needed the book. I don’t even like courtroom thrillers anymore but with a line like that, I couldn’t resist.  My fascination with serial killers however, still hangs around, regardless how many fantasy’s I read.

This is expertly mapped out with a POV from the killer and a POV from the lawyer. Let me just preface the rest by saying that this is my first book by Cavanagh and though it is book 4 in the series, I never felt I was missing out. He impressed me enough however, that I’m tempted to read the others.

Eddie Flynn is your all-around good guy with many flaws that hold him back. He was the perfect underdog!

The killer is cruel, brilliantly clever and bold. While there are not a ton of gory details, there are enough for you to know exactly what’s going on. So while the details are not necessarily gruesome, what he is doing is. He skillfully works his way onto the jury. This alone led me to read the book. But once he’s there? He just doesn’t stop.

Fabulously written, kept me on my toes and I couldn’t wait to get back to reading. Either I love courtroom thrillers again or Cavanagh is just that good! Best $1 I’ve spent at a used bookstore.

General content summary: language, physical violence that leads to death (no details), shooting death (some details), disposal (break down) of a body (some details), descriptions of bodies at crime scene (detailed, blood), stabbing and twisting the knife, threat with a gun, knife death (2x), details of other cases (deaths, blood, weapons, motive etc), physical violence multiple (previously to a child), alcohol and alcoholism (previous rehab), divorce and grief, reference to intimacy (no details), jury tampering and deaths, hit-and-run death (details), burying a body, evidence of many previously killed animals, previous ax killing, 2 previous killings, multiple deaths and rapes (previous, few details), details of apparent suicide, many killings (few details), divorce.

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