Review: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Thirteen (Eddie Flynn #4)


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?

Who could resist a book with that tag line – not me! I’m so pleased that it caught my attention, this was a well written, fast paced courtroom drama with a highly likeable defence lawyer in Eddie Flynn and an eerie protagonist in Kane.

The style of the book took me a few chapters to settle into, with a switch between first and third person narrative according to which character we were following, but I soon settled into the pattern. A real page turner of a novel that I stayed up late to finish.

I didn’t realise until after I’d finished the book that this was actually the fourth Eddie Flynn novel, however this did nothing to dent my enjoyment to Thirteen, which is easily read as a stand alone, and I very much plan to go and check up on Eddie’s previous outings.