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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.

©2020 Steve Cavanagh (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Mr Cavanagh’s usual brilliance.

I spent the whole of lockdown eagerly awaiting this book and it so happened on the day of its release I had a long commute to work. Honestly, I would’ve happily sat on the M6 all day and listened to this book. Steve Cavanagh is one of my favourite authors and this book didn’t disappoint. This is a who dunnit with the volume set to loud. I changed my mind several times. It’s great to have Eddie Flynn back and I look forward to more books with the new characters. Well done Steve and great narration. FIVE STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Modern New York noir

Hugely obvious twist but well-plotted legal thriller. It’s almost as if you’re expected to anticipate the twist and that the real challenge is to work out how the evidence fits together. He knows you know so sit back and enjoy the ride. The courtroom exchanges are brilliant and there are beautifully grotesque portraits throughout. All very cocky and NY, and a great listen. Great cast put in place fo the next instalment.

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  • Jo
  • 07-09-20

Another masterpiece

Go Eddie! This author just keeps getting better! The characters are so interesting and the storylines so unique! I just love the way Eddie has a little jaunt back to his dodgy past every now again! Can’t wait for the next one.

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If suspense is your thing, you can't go wrong.

Inhaled it! Some of the expressions when it came to the 2 suspects could have been better but still, excellent read. Simple accessible language, definitely sits within its genre and keeps you guessing.

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wow

loved it . not something I would ever had read . but really enjoyed it. well done xx

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Very Dissapointing

I'd looked forward to this book because the earlier ones were excellent. This one seemed more aimed at sharing the author's views on politics and feminism than entertaining the reader. Realism was never his/her strong point but the plots were superb. In this one ,all connection to the real world was abandoned but the plot was weak and predictable. I kept thinking it'd get interesting towards the end, but it didn't .

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Amazing and gripping

I was gripped from the start, great story and so hard to decide which one was guilty.

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Enjoyable

I did enjoy the story. I didn't find it ingenious because whilst you couldn't guess until near the end who the real culprit was, the book was set up that way placing equal suspicion on both. I loved the 'She' chapters, they were masterful although whether this makes me sick in the head...🤣 I was less keen on details about the workings of lawyers and court. Overall, definitely worth a listen.

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Gripping and brilliantly clever

If I could give this book more than 5 starts I would. I cannot fault the story which kept you guessing throughout. Fabulously narrated too, which really added to the atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  • 18-11-20

Corny and comic strip like dialogue

The narration was corny and like a cheesy American cops drama. The story had some good crime factors within the story and a good set of twists at the end but it felt very amateurish and I struggled to get to the end.