Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh – Book Review


Price £7.99

ISBN 9781409170679


The serial killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury. 

Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of the brutal stabbings of his wife and her lover, but he is desperately pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century, and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team.

The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert’s innocence, but there’s something else he is even more sure of – that there is something sinister going on in the jury box.

Because of this, he is forced to ask: what if the killer isn’t on the stand? What if he’s on the jury? 


Eddie Flynn, defence lawyer, troubled and an ex-con man – now defending Bobby Soloman, Hollywood star, who has been accused of murdering his wife and her ‘lover’.

The cases seems black and white, but one of the jurors is not as he seems, he has murdered his way on to the jury…..for what end?

Steve Cavanagh has written a courtroom drama with a difference, the twists and turns keep you guessing right to the fantastically tense end. It gave me butterflies of tension and I loved every brilliant, bloody, murderous, twisty, gripping minute of it. 







(All details and author image from Goodreads)

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. 

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