The #Bookvent Calendar 2018: Day 8

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2018 

My eighth #bookvent selection is the fourth in a series but actually the first one I’ve read, and I’m actually pretty annoyed with myself about that. It’s something I plan to remedy. I remember hearing the pitch for this one and thinking that is sounded like a ruddy good hook. I don’t read all that many court based dramas but the whole idea of this book really appealed to me. Set in the USA, this story played right into the whole idea of the big courtroom drama that we’re used to seeing on TV. Only on an angle. My day eight #bookvent choice is…

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Thirteen

by Steve Cavanagh

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.

This book made me chuckle. A lot. Probably for all the wrong reasons but then I have a devilish sense of humour. This is another book I listened to a large part of, and the audiobook version is cracking if anyone likes their books that way. Yes … sadly this was my first Eddie Flynn novel but I love the wonderful blend of the maveric lawyer and the man who ultimately, perhaps surprisingly, does have a strong moral core. He may stretch things on occasion but all in a good cause. He was well and truly under the cosh this time with the danger coming not only from the killer he was trying to trap. As for the killer… well he is rather unique too. Not in terms of what drives him – that’s actually quite typical psycho/sociopathic stuff – but more how he goes about his kills. This was part of what made me chuckle. With a fast-paced and thrilling story, a wonderful blend of humour and tension, an underlying sense of foreboding and characters I really grew to like very quickly, this is a series I am seriously looking forward to catching up with.

If you want to learn more about why I love this book you can find my review here. The book is available from the following retailers:

Amazon UK ~ Amazon US (Preorder) ~ Kobo ~ Waterstones

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Happy #bookvent reading all

JL

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