The Liar: Eddie Flynn Book 3 by Steve Cavanagh @orion_crime @SSCav


Book Description:



Leonard Howell’s worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Amy has been kidnapped. Not content with relying on the cops, Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back.


Eddie Flynn knows what it’s like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Amy home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld.


However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of game have changed – and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth…?


A missing girl, a desperate father and a case that threatens to destroy everyone involved – Eddie Flynn’s got his work cut out in the thrilling new novel from the author of The Defence.

My Thoughts:

I actually won an advanced copy of this book in giveaway over on Twitter, so many thanks to the publisher and author.

The Liar is the third book in the Eddie Flynn series. Having not read the others in the series I found this to work well as a stand alone. Saying that though I will definitely be going back to read the others.

I have to admit to steering away from novels to do with court rooms and the legal system. I find they can be slightly long winded and have lots of jargon that I don’t understand. I had absolutely nothing to worry about with The Liar though. This is one fast paced read in and out of the court room.

The story gets off to an explosive start. I was dying to know more about the woman and child and where they fitted into the story. It’s obvious that she hasn’t had an easy life but I wanted to know everything and the author makes sure not to give enough away so that I was kept guessing through out.

Eddie I liked straight away. He has a lot of compassion and believes in fighting for the truth, even taking into consideration the consequences it can have. Eddie has a lot of empathy with Leonard having been through similar circumstances himself. Eddie, even though a very loving father, puts himself in serious danger quite a few times. In a way I wanted to give him a good slap for risking his life but then I also had to take my hat off to him for going the extra mile as he had been to hell and back with his own family and he knows what Leonard is going through.

The Liar is mainly set outside of the court room but even the parts that feature in it, I still found to be totally enthralling. The story literally starts off at a running speed and just carried on through out. Without a doubt this is one hell of a page turner. The author makes sure he has his readers gripped all the way through and doesn’t disappoint with a powerful ending to the story that I didn’t see coming. Loved it!

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

The Liar is out tomorrow and available to purchase from Amazon.


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