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Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

May 1, 2019 - 5:32 am No Comments

So my turn has finally come to share my review on Twisted by Steve Cavanagh. Having read other books from this author, I knew I would be in for a good read.

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

Published by Orion on 24th January 2019

352 pages

JT Le Beau is a successful author. Topping the book charts, with every book written, but you won’t find them on social media, in fact not even the publishing company knows who they are. The author is an enigma and readers spend as much time trying to find clues to who they are, as they do reading the books.

This is was a hard review to write without giving anything away and if like me you read the blurb of the book, even that doesn’t say anything. The characters, Paul Cooper, quite a secretive man, a penny pincher, who kept his wife at arms-length, Maria his wife was bored, a stay at home wife, she passed her time by having an affair with Daryl, a waiter she picked up at the club. What started out as a fling was getting serious. Sheriff Abraham Dole was the local sheriff involved in the crimes of Port Lonely.

With a title like Twisted, you will not be surprised to know that there are plenty of twists to keep thriller fans hooked. In fact, I put real life on hold one Saturday and read it in one sitting. This was fast paced as there was always something going on. The author has a way of leading you down the wrong path and as you think you have worked it out, you find out that you are completely wrong, I can honestly say that I saw none of it coming. As it is written in 3rd person, it enables you to follow the plot as more and more clues are revealed. Running through this book are at least 2 mysteries for you to try and solve. Who is JT Le Beau? And what is the connection to the Jane Doe?     

As this is a standalone novel it’s an ideal book to read if you have not read any other books by this author.  

Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh

May 30, 2018 - 4:59 am No Comments

Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh
Published on 25th January 2018 by Orion
368 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Before I started this book, I had never read any of the other books in this series. What grabbed me was the blurb and a lot of recommendations from my friends.
Eddie Flynn is a defence lawyer, good at what he does, he has made a name for himself, whilst annoying the NYPD. When Robert Solomon gets arrested for murder, Flynn gets an invite to be on the defence team. With all the evidence stacked up against Robert, Flynn knows he has a fight in court. But the further Flynn investigates, he quickly comes to realise that it is not a simple case of murder.
From the start you know that Joshua Kane was a master of his work. Everything he did was planned to finest detail. He was one of the cleverest serial killers I have read about and I did have an admiration for him.
The story swaps between Flynn and Kane’s story, there is no confusion as Kane is in 3rd POV. This helped the story flow and you learn about the character’s in detail. This story is fast paced and the tension builds throughout. I do not read many court room drama but I found this intriguing, even down to the jury selection and after I found out what they have to go through to get selected, I admired Joshua more.
When I am reading thrillers I like to guess where the story was going, but with this story I was wrong in every case. The story was well plotted and there was a lot of detail to the story. Even if you have not read the others in the series, you do not miss out on any of the story as this can be read as a stand alone and for me a good introduction to this author’s work. An intriguing plot and a must for thriller lovers and you will get to find out why thirteen as there are only twelve on the jury.