I am a sucker for crime novels, especially when it involves the bad guy infiltrating the good guys. I was selected to review Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh through NetGalley, and it was the first one I finished.
Thirteen follows the trial of a famous movie star accused of murdering his agent and his wife. We also get to follow our nameless serial killer as well as the second chair at the defense table. Our nameless serial killer has been at it for YEARS, infiltrating the jury each and every time he kills. It doesn’t give much away, but he also pulls some logic with the original 13 colonies, which was well played.
Thirteen kept me guessing.
It’s awful, but I tend not to expect much from Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs). I really want publishers to take me seriously and send me the real books when they come out, so I’ve got to start somewhere. Regardless, Thirteen was everything I wanted in a thriller novel. I even audibly gasped once toward the end because it caught me off guard. I’ve already recommended it to as many people as I can.
Also, I realize some of these reviews are getting shorter (sorry about that), but I’m trying to catch up! Life is starting to settle down, so I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. Plus, I have to catch up on my reading goals ASAP. I’m about four books behind from staying on track for the year. Follow me on Goodreads to keep up, or keep track on @DownTheBookJar.
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