Source: Purchased copy
Publication: 4TH April 2019 from Orion
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…
Twisted is one of my most anticipated books of this year and I am delighted to say that it lived up to all my expectations. Steve Cavanagh is on a roll and no-one deserves it more. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of book promotions that tell you you’ll never believe the twist that’s coming. No danger with this book, which genuinely is so twisted that, although it is very easy to follow the narrative arc, nevertheless manages to delight and surprise all the way through this psychological thriller.
The premise centres on JT LeBeau; the most successful thriller writer of our time who has written a number of books all to huge acclaim, yet no-one knows who s/he is. His /her success comes from the ability to write thrillers with killer twists that none of his readers can anticipate. Yet J.T. LeBeau remains an elusive figure. Despite being incredibly rich, or perhaps because of it, his/her identity has never been uncovered.
With an affectionate nod to the seemingly endless appetites of readers for psychological thrillers with just such a twist, Cavanagh manages to produce one that delights and confounds with a series of tense, unpredictable chapters that left me in awe of his plotting prowess.
Suspenseful, addictive, immersive, this is storytelling that packs a punch. Cavanagh has said that this is a book about unreliable narrators, written by an unreliable narrator. Who can you believe? There is no-one you can trust as you follow the twisted path which builds to a crescendo as the body count rises yet again and all is revealed.
Do I now know who J.T. LeBeau is? Let’s just say this; if I told you, I’d have to kill you.
Verdict: An entertaining, thrilling ride that twists its way through to a tumultuous and explosive finale.
Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At 18 he moved to Dublin and studied Law, by mistake, and went on to be a pot-washer, bouncer, security guard and call centre operative before landing a job as an investigator for a large law firm in Belfast, where he eventually qualified as a solicitor. He then moved to a smaller firm where he could practice in the field of civil rights law. Steve has been involved in several high profile cases; in 2010 he represented a factory worker who suffered racial abuse in the workplace and won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history. He holds a certificate in Advanced Advocacy and often lectures on various legal subjects (but really he just likes to tell jokes). Steve is also one half of the very funny podcast duo, Two Crime Writers and a Microphone. If you haven’t heard Steve and his partner in crime, Luca Veste, then you really should subscribe!
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