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Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

Maria Cooper is neglecting her marriage and having an affair. However, her husband, Paul has a secret of his own. Maria unexpectedly discovers millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts from the J T LeBeau corporation. J T LeBeau is the pseudonym of bestselling author who shuns publicity in preference of anonymity. Maria believes her husband is J T LeBeau and can’t understand why they live such a model life in Port Lonely, a quiet American coastal town. Maria feels betrayed by Paul’s decision to keep his identity and incredible wealth a secret from her. She and her lover form a plan to take a share of the money and start over together.

But who is the mysterious writer J T LeBeau? Knowing J T LeBeau is dangerous, because anyone who has discovered the writer’s true identity is soon found dead. J T LeBeau creatively weaves their deaths into each new novel without suspicion. Maria and local cops soon find themselves in real danger as they try to uncover the mystery of J T LeBeau.

Twisted opens with a sinister author’s note that will immediately have you questioning who the protagonist is. It is an addictive, gripping and fast paced thriller.

Steve Cavanagh is the author of Thirteen, The Liar, The Plea, The Defence and The Cross. Born in Belfast, he studied Law in Dublin and currently practices civil rights law. He has been involved in several high profile cases, including a recent case where he represented a factory worker who suffered racial abuse in the workplace. The worker won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history.

Reviewer: Andrea Molloy

Hachette, RRP $34.99