Author: Steve Cavanagh
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Paperback 352 pages
Release Date: 4th April 2019
My thanks to Tracy Fenton for the invite on this blog tour and the publisher for the copy of the book provided for review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THREE THINGS:
1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.
2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.
3. If you think you’ve found me. I’m coming for you next.
After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted…
I have previously read a few of this authors legal thriller books featuring Eddie Flynn and I enjoyed them immensely so I was extremely excited to get stuck in to this latest offering. Now I have to admit, I had some preconceptions of what this book would entail before I even read the first page. With a title like ‘Twisted’ who wouldn’t. I was expecting some sort of huge twist that I wouldn’t see coming, that would knock me sideways and make me gasp. Well I wasn’t disappointed! There are various twists in this book, and just when I thought I might have had it all figured out, there was another twist… and then another! The twists just kept on coming and I just kept on reading.
For me personally I wouldn’t describe this book as ‘character focused’. I didn’t feel like I got to know the character’s on any kind of deep level, but to be honest, that didn’t really bother me. This is a book which is all about the plot, intrigue and mystery and it definitely ticked all the right boxes for me in those categories.
We get to read the story from various different characters point of views and this method if anything kept me pondering on the outcome even more. I would read one chapter and make up my mind about certain things, then I’d read the next chapter from another characters view point and completely turn myself around.
At times I felt like some of the plot turns were a bit farfetched but in a weird way for me this kind of added to the enjoyment of the book. I loved the larger than life nature of some of the twists and turns and I couldn’t predict at all where the author would take it next. Did I enjoy this book as much as the author’s Eddie Flynn novels? No. But to be fair those books for me are in a league of their own and will always be a stand out series that I use as a bench mark when reading other similar genres.
‘Twisted’ is a really gripping standalone and a very entertaining read that will have you racing through the pages and constantly guessing and changing your mind as to the final outcome.
About the Author
Steve Cavanagh is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author of the Eddie Flynn series and lawyer. His third novel, The Liar, won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the year 2018. He is also one half of the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. His latest novel, Thirteen, is out now.
His first standalone book, Twisted, is released in the UK in April 2019.
Find out more at http://www.stevecavanagh.com or follow Steve on Twitter @SSCav
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