#BookReview of Twisted by Steve Cavanagh @sscav @Tr4cyF3nt0n @orionbooks #thisbookistwisted

Posted April 20, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 3 Comments

#BookReview of Twisted by Steve Cavanagh @sscav @Tr4cyF3nt0n @orionbooks #thisbookistwisted

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh
Published by Orion on January 24, 2019
Also by this author: Thirteen, Fifty-Fifty


1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.

2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.

3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next.

After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted...

I am really excited to welcome Steve Cavanagh back to my blog today with his new book Twisted. Also, today is the amazing Anne @ Random Things Through My Letterbox

My Review

This is a book I am not quite sure what I can say about this to you without actually talking about the story in this book! I am sure every review on this tour has pretty much said the same, I know what I have read has said this!

So with all the hype, did I really think it was going to live up to the expectations? Erm….well yes I did! The opening chapter is a scene that is the “present day” and then you are taken back four months ago. In these four months, you think you get to a stage where you have “worked” it out, but like its namesake, you would be wrong with the twists. So ok, you reset yourself and what you know, with what you think you know. It is then like a being on an episode of Catchphrase and getting a wrong answer, that buzzer sound was going off in my head, with the phrase “Survey says” no, no chance, try again! And on it goes.

When we get back to “present day” you re-read the opening chapter and it all has a completely different take the second time around, did I have a light bulb moment, yes, YES I DID! Was I right? Kind of. Were there more twists to be thrown at me? Bloody hell, it is like a never-ending corkscrew! I think Linda Blair’s head in Exorcist may have twisted around just as much!! The ending dealt a final blow that took my breath away.


I found the writing so easy to get lost in, and if I did not have to do adulting then this would easily be a book I read in one sitting if I was given the chance to. It was easy to get to enjoy the scenery of Port Lonely, not that I ever want to go there!

I loved the pacing of this book, I never felt that this was dragging in any place because when the action did calm down a little bit, you were on edge trying to anticipate what would happen next. Like a chess match, you are always trying to anticipate your opponents next month and at the same time plan your next five.

Well, Mr J.T. LeBeau, you got me, checkmate!

Until next time xxx

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Thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for the tour invite and the author for a copy of their book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Steve Cavanagh

Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for Dublin at the age of eighteen to study Law. He currently practices civil rights law and has been involved in several high profile cases. Selected for the Amazon Rising Stars programme 2015. ACES award winner 2015 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Defence is his debut novel.

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