Whoa! This book should come with a warning – don’t start right before bed! I stayed up late reading and then had to catch my breath after putting it down. A slick, fast-paced legal thriller that had me racing through the pages to find out what was going to happen.
The POVs are intriguingly set between the lawyer and the murderer, so you really feel the tension snapping. The main character is lawyer Eddie Flynn, who’s hired by a major law firm to handle the case of Bobby Solomon, a high-profile actor who’s accused of murdering his wife and bodyguard. The story is mostly set within a court, which could easily be flat and dull, yet Cavanagh has managed to make exciting and taut. Especially knowing the killer is on the jury…
Gritty and dark, this is no light read, although it does manage to mostly stay away from being too gory. A perfect example of a powerful, psychological thriller. I didn’t realize there are other Eddie Flynn books until reading this one, and I’ll be heading over to Amazon to download the others right away.
Thank you so much to Netgalley for letting me read Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh in exchange for my honest review.