Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m really excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Steve Cavanagh’s latest novel, ‘Thirteen’. I absolutely adored the novel so was thrilled to be asked to take part in the blog tour – thanks so much to Orion! In this post, I’ll be giving you some information on the book and also sharing a mini-review with you – but I’m going to post a full review soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that! Keep reading…
THE SERIAL KILLER ISN’T ON TRIAL.
HE’S ON THE JURY…
To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?’
Murder wasn’t the hard part. It was just the start of the game.
Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He’s done it before. But this is the big one.
This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house.
But there’s someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn’t the man on trial.
Kane knows time is running out – he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered.
About the Author.
‘Thirteen’ (14th June 2018) is the fourth book in the “Eddie Flynn” series, following on from ‘The Defence’ (February 2016), ‘The Plea’ (April 2017) and ‘The Liar’ (November 2017). Steve Cavanagh studied Law and currently practises civil rights law, and has been involved in several high profile cases; in 2010 he won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history. He lectures on various legal subjects and is also one half of the “Two Crime Writers and a Microphone” podcast.
I’m not usually a huge fan of legal thrillers, but Steve Cavanagh has certainly changed my mind! ‘Thirteen’ is a fantastic, compelling and utterly addictive courtroom drama, with such a unique hook. It is unlike anything I’ve ever read before, and I highly recommend it to you all.
Cavanagh’s work in law really shines through in this book. His portrayals of the courtroom are so realistic and detailed, and there were so many times where I felt like I was in that courtroom myself, watching the drama unfold in front of me. His character portrayals of the two protagonists (Eddie Flynn and Joshua Kane) are also fantastic. He really captures Flynn’s professionalism, but also his anxiety and doubts as a defence lawyer, which I really appreciated.
Joshua Kane is probably one of the best serial killers I’ve ever read. He’s cold, calculated and cruel; but he’s also charming and charismatic, and you can’t help but warm to him. He’s extremely clever and meticulous, and his knowledge and expertise in various different fields left me astounded at multiple points in the book.
Overall, I highly recommend this novel to those of you who enjoy crime novels, particularly those who enjoy courtroom or legal dramas. The tagline, #thatbookthathook, is so appropriate for this book’s marketing, as I think the premise is original and brilliantly-executed. I was truly hooked whilst reading this, and I can guarantee that you will be too!
Happy reading 🙂