TH1RT3EN, BY STEVE CAVANAGH. Book of the year for me so far!

13 Aug
TH1RT3EN, BY STEVE CAVANAGH. Book of the year for me so far!
Thirteen (Eddie Flynn #4)

TH1RT3EN, By Steve Cavanagh.

Eddie Flynn #4




If that strap line doesn’t draw you in, you are not a serial killer thriller lover like me! I saw these 2 small sentences, and knew I needed to read this book!


They were Hollywood’s hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife.

This is the celebrity murder trial of the century and the defence want one man on their team: con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn.

All the evidence points to Robert’s guilt, but as the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the court room start to raise doubts in Eddie’s mind.

What if there’s more than one actor in the courtroom?

What if the killer isn’t on trial? What if the killer is on the jury?




My Thoughts:

Before I started this book, I had already read some excellent reviews of Thirteen. So although excited to read it, I was hoping that I would enjoy it as much as others have done. Those reviews I read….. spot on! This book is amazing, gripping, thrilling, page turning, keep you up later that you intended, brilliant.

Steve Cavanagh has such a vivid clever imagination. This thriller is unique and like no other book I have read. How can the killer be on the jury??? How can they ever find the killer if its the killer that decides the verdict? So so clever.

I haven’t read any other of this Author’s book, but I am aware that there a few previous books also featuring Eddie Flynn, the con man turned defense lawyer. It didn’t matter that I hadn’t read the previous books, although reading Thirteen makes me want to read more of Cavanagh’s book now.

The main character Eddie Flynn was a con man, now he is a defense lawyer. I think a good defense lawyer woud be wise to know some of the tricks of the trade, and with Eddie’s past, this does give him certain advantages. The other characters also are so interesting and clever. As we follow each one, we learn a little more about them and their pasts. Eventually I got to understand the mind of this highly intelligient killer. There is something very different about him, something that enables him to be one of the “best serial killers” I’ve read about. I know that sounds weird, being the best serial killer, but this is legal, psychological fiction guys, my favourite genre. And now I have found myself a new favourite Author, with plenty of books that I haven’t yet read.

A short review from me, but full of powerful words, go read it, its amazing, I loved it. So clever, legal thriller fiction at its best!

I had been enjoying the legal thrillers of Author Olly Jarvis, my original favourite legal thriller Author. Jarvis’ books are based in the UK. Now I have another favourite legal thriller Author, whose books are based in America. 




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17 responses to “TH1RT3EN, BY STEVE CAVANAGH. Book of the year for me so far!

  1. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer

    August 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I haven’t read this yet but I’m adding it to my readlist ! I love how much you enjoyed it and it really makes me want to read it soon!

    • chocolatepages

      August 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      I wanted to read it as soon as I saw the strap line, but then so many others raved about it too,I bumped it up my tbr, and it was a great choice. I hope you love it too.

    • Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

      August 13, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Even I have read this Inge, you need to get on and read it.👍😂📚

      • Inge | The Belgian Reviewer

        August 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

        Even you? God I’m way behind :-). I don’t think I have a copy of it so must get that first. I haven’t read The Chalk Man either yet so that’s two I have to read. I’m happy I finished Seven Deaths this year already :-).

      • Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

        August 14, 2018 at 4:47 am

        Yes, even me and I’ve read The Chalk Man too.😝

  2. noveldeelights

    August 13, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Woohoo! So glad to hear you loved this one as well!

    • chocolatepages

      August 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      I read your review of it too, and I think this one will be getting many many top reviews.

  3. Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

    August 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Great review, so glad you enjoyed it as much as everyone else. It’s such a great book.👍📚

    • chocolatepages

      August 13, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you. I really did. Will be starting the series at the beginning now.

  4. irena_bookdustmagic

    August 13, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your review. Like you said, it’s short but it doesn’t need to be any longer since you said everything that needed to be said and you got me (and probably not only me) intrigued.

    • chocolatepages

      August 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Glad to have gotten you intrigued Irena. You can tell from my review I did love it. I kept it short because I have not blogged for a while and I have quite a few books read and waiting to be reviewed. So I think my next few will be short but to the point as well. A review is a review right, no matter how long. Thanks for reading and commenting my friend.

      • irena_bookdustmagic

        August 13, 2018 at 8:18 pm

        Sometimes short reviews are even better then the long ones. Looking forward to see what else have you read! 😉

  5. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    August 13, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    It’s in my Kindle and I’m dying to read it! I love your enthusiasm about this book. Like you, I was drawn by the tagline, you can’t resist such a thing!! xx

    • chocolatepages

      August 13, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      I love legal thrillers and mixed in with a serial killer and a mixed up defense lawyer, it had all the makings of a fab read. After I published my review, I posted it on Amazon. While I was there I looked at some of the other reviews. I’m glad I didn’t read the ( very few) negative reviews before I finished the book. I hope you love this book too.

  6. yvonnembee

    August 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Would you belive I posted my review of this book today as well lol 😂. Great review and like you I haven’t read the previous ones either xx

    • chocolatepages

      August 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      I will have to go and see your review then. I like reading reviews of books I have read, and especially recent books.

      • yvonnembee

        August 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm

        So do I, sometimes people see something different xc


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