The Liar is the third book in the Eddie Flynn series by Irish lawyer and author, Steve Cavanagh. Late one night, Eddie Flynn is asked to represent Leonard Howell, a man he knows from his childhood. He knows that Lenny’s 17-year-old daughter, Caroline has been missing for some weeks, but before Eddie can discover for what his services are required, he is served with a subpoena to hand over all documents pertaining to the murder trial of Julie Rosen. The two occurrences seem unrelated, but is it a coincidence?
The shocking events of that night unfold at breakneck speed, ending up with several people injured, an explosion and fire, a large sum of cash gone missing, a kidnap victim still missing and her father charges with her murder. Leonard’s trial, six months on, has plenty of surprises in store for judge, jury and lawyers, including our Eddie.
Cavanagh gives the read an action-packed page-turner. There are clever court scenes, car chases, gunfights, fisticuffs and a good deal of blood. This is a tale with so many twists it should come with a whiplash warning. Tricks, red herrings and disguise, several dramatic climaxes and, yes, quite a lot of lies. Former conman, Eddie Flynn is smart and streetwise and doesn’t hesitate to play dirty if he deems it necessary. Once again, he is helped by his mentor, Judge Harry Ford, and he also gets assistance from a feisty FBI agent. Fans who enjoy this legal thriller will be pleased to know Eddie’s adventures continue in Thirteen: The serial killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.
With thanks to GoodReads Giveaways and Hachette Publishing Australia for this copy to read and review.
A gripping, twisty thrillerLively, clever and enjoyable ... Cavanagh writes vividly about American injustice ... The constant action is interrupted only by absorbing courtroom scenes - The TimesQuite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year. It's a blastTHE PLEA reads like an idiosyncratic cross between Elmore Leonard and John Grisham, but bursts with its own individual flavour - FINANCIAL TIMES
A must-read for fans of Lee Child, John Grisham and Michael Connelly. Combining gripping action and ingenious plotting, THE LIAR is the brilliant new legal thriller from the author of THE DEFENCE and THE PLEA.