#20BooksofSummer BookReview – Fifty-Fifty by Steve Cavanagh #FiftyFifty #NetGalley #legalthriller #courtroomdrama

cover187747-mediumFrom Goodreads: “Alexandra Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body, and needs the police right away. She believes her sister killed him, and that she is still in the house with a knife.
Sofia Avellino has just found her father’s mutilated body and needs the police right away. She believes her sister, Alexandra did it, and that she is still in the house, locked in the bathroom. Both women are to go on trial at the same time. A joint trial in front of one jury. But one of these women is lying. One of them is a murderer. Sitting in a jail cell, about to go on trial with her sister for murder, you might think that this is the last place she expected to be. You’d be wrong.”

My Review

This has got to be one of the most intense thrillers I have ever read! I kept having to put it down because I couldn’t stand the tension! But then I wanted to know more and had to pick it up again!

I became a fan of Eddie Flynn, the main character, when I buddy read Thirteen last year. What a fantastic book that was, and what a twist that came out of nowhere!

Fifty-Fifty is another dramatic legal thriller told from three points of view, Eddie Flynn, Kate Brooks, another lawyer, and a mysterious character called She. As I mentioned above it was very tense, especially those chapters narrated by She. It still gives me the creeps just thinking about those chapters!

Eddie was on fine form, making some great quips made throughout the book. He’s such a great character! Harry his judge friend was there too, along with a new furry friend, and of course Harper, the ex-FBI investigator.

The sisters Sofia and Alexandra, well they were nasty, complex characters who hated each other, and were quite happy to see the other convicted for murder! I have three sisters and a brother and I really can’t imagine hating any of them that much!

I was expecting a twisty plot and a few surprises along the way, just like Eddie was and it certainly happened. One particular twist left me feeling incredulous, even hoping that what I read hadn’t actually happened!

Did I guess when the big reveal came or did I get it wrong? Well yes and no! I’m not saying any more, but if you’ve read it and know what I’m talking about please message me!!!! ;-D

I’ll definitely be reading more Eddie Flynn books and have The Plea waiting on my Kindle app.

I highly recommend this if you enjoy intense courtroom thrillers!

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Orion for my digital copy.

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  1. Your reviews are always so delightful. Something about the way you phrase them – I am always convinced and this one was no different! You said this is the most intense thriller you’ve read this year and I WAS SOLD!!! LOVE THIS SO MUCH! 😍😍😍😍

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