Thirteen

By Steve Cavanagh,

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Book description

THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL.

HE'S ON THE JURY...

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'THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough

'Outstanding.' Lee Child

'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh

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They were Hollywood's hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet.…


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2 authors picked Thirteen as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

"The serial killer isn’t on trial he’s on the jury."

Actor Bobby Solomon is accused of murdering his wife and bodyguard in a frenzied attack. Eddie Flynn, former conman turned lawyer, is brought in to assist the defence team. Eddie’s the full package—resourceful, quick-witted, a masterful cross-examiner, and he can handle himself in a fight. He also believes in Bobby’s innocence. But he’s up against an ingenious, ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to achieve his cause. 

If the central premise—that of a killer infiltrating the jury and undermining the entire justice system—isn’t sufficiently terrifying, then the array…

You know when you have read a superb crime fiction writer when they turn the implausible into the plausible. Steve Cavanagh does exactly that with a few plot twists. At first, I am shaking my head, thinking "Nah!" then a few moments later with brilliant writing he makes me think, "Yes, it could happen." He should teach crime writing to some other authors in this genre.

The author's style reminds me so much of the writing of the likes of Charles Bukowski and James M. Cain. I rather suspect he has fallen under their influence at some stage of his…

From Stephen's list on grounded crime fiction.

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