Thirteen – Steve Cavanagh (Eddie Flynn 4)


Thirteen was published by Orion on 25 January 2018 and is available to buy here




‘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.


My thoughts

And the award for the most original concept for a crime thriller goes to … Steve Cavanagh!

One of my most hotly anticipated reads for 2018 was Thirteen. Thirteen is the fourth in this excellent legal thriller series. It follows on from The Defence, The Plea and The Liar. Eddie Flynn is one of the most engaging characters out there. He is a conman turned lawyer, with a heart of gold and a gift of the gab. He is wonderful.

I am going to be a bit different in this review and say as little as possible about the plot. The title says it all. The killer is on the jury. The question is why? Steve Cavanagh delivers on the title. He gives us an outstanding and heart racing read. A proper page turner. The kind that keeps you up all night and gives you bags under your eyes. There is a serial killer on the jury, with his own agenda. Eddie is a defence lawyer in court, a barrister working on a celebrity murder case. It looks like a clear cut case of murder. Is Eddie clever enough to find a serial killer, staring him in the face? Will Eddie get justice for his client?

My verdict is … truly outstanding. Thirteen out of ten. This is the BEST Eddie Flynn to date. Clever and entertaining. Believe the hype. Thirteen turns the serial killer genre on its head. It is a credit to Steve Cavanagh.

Massively recommended.


***Also in this fabulous series***

The Defence – Book 1

The Plea – Book 2

The Liar – Book 3






About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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3 Responses to Thirteen – Steve Cavanagh (Eddie Flynn 4)

  1. Do I need to start at book 1, or can I dive into this one?

  2. This sounds great, definitely one for my shopping list.

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