Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Publication Date: 3rd September 2020
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Two sisters on trial for murder. Both accuse each other.
Who do YOU believe?
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.”
FIFTY-FIFTY is the fifth book in the Eddie Flynn series but can be easily read as a standalone. The book follows two sisters Alexandra and Sofia Avellino who are on trial for the murder of their father. However, both are blaming each other, so who is the guilty one? well that’s where the roller-coaster plot comes in.
Courtroom drama can be hit or miss but so far I’ve loved both Cavanagh books that I’ve read so far. This just like Thirteen is well written, with a plot that had me gripped from the start. I loved how the chapters alternated between the two lawyers and how we got the occasional chapters that are narrated from the killer. The plot had me guessing as to who the killer really was and just when I thought I had worked it out another twist was thrown in and boy I wasn’t expecting that ending at all!!
Although I found some of the characters more interesting and likeable than others, Cavanagh has done an excellent job in crafting the characters. Even though Flynn has been my favourite in this one Harry’s characters came out in front in this one for me.
All in all, a great tense and gripping read, and I honestly can’t wait to pick up another book by Cavanagh!!!
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