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Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

Sofia has just found her father’s mutilated body and calls for help. She believes her sister, Alexandra murdered him and she’s still in the house.

At the same time, emergency services receive another phone call from Alexandra. She says she has found her father dead and believes her sister Sofia killed him. She pleads for help as she believes she’s still in the house.

Two sisters on joint trial for murder, both accusing each other, who would you believe?

One of them is a liar and a killer, but which one? Will the jury uncover the truth and who else will find their life at risk?

This stand-alone title is the fifth in the Eddie Flynn series. As a criminal defense attorney he uses his quick wit and every trick in the book (he’s a former con artist) to ensure his clients receive non-guilty verdicts.

Steve says Fifty Fifty was hard to write, not the story itself, but its physical toll. At the time he was writing this novel he was still a full time lawyer. For nearly a decade, he spent his evenings writing for three to four hours at a time. However, by 2019, he was often too tired to write after his day job. Fifty Fifty was completed at a writers retreat and thankfully Steve is now a full time writer.

Last year, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Steve Cavanagh’s Twisted and found his new novel just as addictive and compelling. Fifty Fifty is a daringly unpredictable legal procedural but closes with a satisfying ending.

Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Orion, RRP $34.99


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