THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL.
HE'S ON THE JURY...
'Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly
'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
'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.
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY ... YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK:
'An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book. THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.'
'Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.'
'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.'
'Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.'
'A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.'
'I've been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best, a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don't come along very often.'
'Quite simply deserves to be HUGE. If you read a thriller as good this year, it's only because you've read this one twice.'
'Tore through this between dusk and dawn. Absolute 5-star cracker from Steve Cavanagh, who's gotta be among top legal thriller writers out there nowadays. A powerhouse of a book that's much more than its high-concept hook.'
'Wow! This book is friggin' awesome! Utterly immersive.'
'Fantastically gripping? Guilty as charged!'
'An absolute cracker.'
'Guilty of thrills, twists, and expertly manipulating the reader.'
'An absolute rollercoaster of a read. Thrilling.'
What if the killer is on the jury? That's the harrowing question posed by Cavanagh's pulse-pounding third novel featuring New York defense attorney Eddie Flynn (after 2018's The Liar). Cavanagh juxtaposes the viewpoints of Flynn, brought in to help defend actor Bobby Solomon, who's accused of killing his wife in their Manhattan home, and Joshua Kane, who murders and connives his way onto the jury in the actor's trial. Some literal courtroom sleight of hand and sharp questioning by Flynn throws doubt on the seemingly airtight case of the prosecution, but Flynn's best chance is to identify another killer. His ex-FBI investigator Harper and her contact in the Bureau's Behavioral Analysis Unit provide a solid lead a serial killer who has remained hidden by framing others for his crimes. Meanwhile, from within the jury, the ruthless Kane is able to discredit or kill the fellow jurors who won't vote his way. Cavanagh throws in false leads and red herrings to heighten the uncertainty. This tightly plotted page-turner delivers as both a legal thriller and serial killer investigation.
I loved everything about this book. Every page created a visual in my head. Truly this book should be movie!