Author: Steve Cavanagh

Review – Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

Posted February 9, 2023 by louisesr in Review / 0 Comments

Review – Twisted by Steve CavanaghTwisted by Steve Cavanagh
on April 4, 2019
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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...

We’re only in February and I’m already massively behind on my reviews. One of my bookish New Years Resolutions was to post reviews of every book I read so I figured I’d better make a start.

In my defense I have been very sick since mid-December which has meant I’ve had periods where I’ve struggled with reading and where making the effort to actually sit down and write a review has been more than I could think about. And, although I’m not yet better, I do have enough medication to ease the pain and I should hopefully be having surgery in a few weeks which will make a huge difference to me – and give me a couple of months off work to allow me to recuperate (and read more). I have such a huge list of books I want to get through while I’m off!

For me, this is a really good example of why you should never judge an author by just one book. I absolutely love Cavanagh’s Eddie Flynn series, having read a couple of the later books I have recently done back to the start to read them all in order. I had such high hopes for this stand alone novel, I love a twisty thriller. Yet, it wasn’t for me.

I know it’s called Twisted but I found that there were just too many twists for me to believe and there was a cast of characters that I didn’t like. There was nobody to root for. I think, in essence, that this is where I struggle with some books. I need to have a character that I can get behind, someone that I want to come out on top and that was just missing from this book.

I will also add that I seem to be in the minority with this. The average rating on Amazon UK is 4.3 and on Goodreads it’s 3.95, other people appear to love this book. Maybe it’s because Eddie Flynn so much that my expectations were set too high and couldn’t be met. Maybe it’s because I was ill and grumpy when I read it. I don’t know. But it definitely won’t stop me from reading more Steve Cavanagh books and sharing my Eddie Flynn love.

About Steve Cavanagh

Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for Dublin at the age of eighteen to study Law. He currently practices civil rights law and has been involved in several high profile cases. Selected for the Amazon Rising Stars programme 2015. ACES award winner 2015 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Defence is his debut novel.