Happy Sunday. I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely weekend, whether it be chilled or action packed. I’ve had a mixed bag this weekend. I’ve been away for an even for the last two nights and now I’m spending Sunday relaxing preparing for the week ahead. I have another fantastic book review for today! I’m on a roll with these high scoring books at the moment.
If you’re a follower of my blog and have read previous posts, you’ll know I became a little obsessed with Steve Cavanagh and fired through the whole Eddie Flynn series pretty quickly (see previous reviews here and here). I started this latest book by Cavanagh on holiday in August, then got wrapped up in ARCs but finally picked it back up this week.
J T LeBeau is an author working under a pseudonym and there are only a handful of people that know who he is. those who do know need to watch their backs and keep the secret to the grave otherwise the consequences could be devastating. Are the thrillers written by this enigma fiction? Are they memoirs? Are there more to the best selling books than what first meets the eye?
General Thoughts 🤔
I mean wow. There is so much to follow in this book to keep the story straight but in the end I realised, I couldn’t keep the story straight. It was best that I just read on and waited because trying to guess what was coming next was a pointless exercise. Obviously I was expecting big things from this book as I fell in love with Cavanagh’s previous work and I wasn’t at all disappointed.
I had an irrational fear that I was going to miss Eddie and I was going to expect him to pop up somewhere in the book. By the second chapter, I was Eddie who? The characters in this book are all such a mystery and have so many secrets it’s a constant unfolding of their personalities and motives. Bloch was probably my favourite character, I thought she was brilliant. Maria was probably the most intriguing character for me and I’ve come to the decision that I would like to adopt Dole as my new uncle.
Writing Style ✍🏽
This book should be a ‘how to’ for writing twists and mic drop moments into a storyline. There’s no hanging around either, the twists start right from the offset and they just keep on coming. In a very positive way, I didn’t get chance to settle in to the story at any time because it went on an unexpected path so often. I love Steve Cavanagh’s writing style, it’s so gripping. It’s like reading one of those addictive 3 part drama series on BBC!
Conclusion & Scoring 🎖
Needless to say, this book get’s an extremely well deserved 5 stars from me. I’d love to see this book on screen (I’ve already created the cast in my mind). My paperback copy is now in tatters I turned those pages so quickly and devoured every word. You HAVE to read this. It’s one of my faves of 2019.