Twisted by Steve Cavanagh #BookReview

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BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOK
I WANT YOU TO KNOW THREE THINGS:

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…

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Soooo many people told me how much they enjoyed reading Steve Cavanagh’s novels. I really can’t think of any (good) excuse that explains what kept me so long from picking up one of his novels. When I heard Twisted was a brave new standalone though, one with such an intriguing blurb (the shorter is sometimes really the better), I finally caved, so now I don’t have to feel FOMO any more, yay! And I’m truly happy I finally FINALLYYYY discovered Cavanagh’s unbridled talent of writing plot twists.

I can’t think of any other title for this novel that would be more perfect, because the story is indeed Twisted with capital T. I believed I knew how the story was going to go down but I was so wrong about my ideas. The story is totally unpredictable because there are some big game changers along the line. When you read this then don’t underestimate any of the characters in this novel, they all try to be the most clever one and take a run for the money (literally). There can only be one of course and I was eager to find out who would come out on top of the game. Cavanagh was able to reshuffle the cards throughout the novel a few times to keep the reader on their toes. The only constant is the danger for life :-).

The reason I didn’t give this one the full points in the end is that I did not really like any of the characters more than the others. At some point or other I liked and also disliked every one of them, so there were a few moments that I didn’t know who to root for anymore, if any. None of them are really good people, Maria, Paul and Daryl are all deceitful and oh so very greedy (as if there’s nothing else to live for)… oh and then there’s dirty secrets, lies and deceit involved as well of course, everything you want from a great novel really ;-).

I can’t say any more about the plot in case I talk too much, but I also noticed that I hadn’t written anything down about the story when reading. This makes it abundendly clear the whole story was so absorbing I didn’t even think of it. I loved the twists and that the novel’s about an author whose identity is a mystery. You’re constantly searching if you’re reading about a fictional character called JT Lebeau or about the author talking about himself. I’m sure the lines blurred occasionally :-). All in all, this was a very surprising novel and it’s definitely not the last novel I will read by Steve Cavanagh! Highly recommended!

I bought a paperback copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.

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34 thoughts on “Twisted by Steve Cavanagh #BookReview

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  2. This one does sound twisted! Perhaps this is just what I need, to get my reading going, it has been a bit slow lately. I normally prefer at least some of the characters to be likeable, although this doesn’t mean they have to be ‘good’.

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    • Same here, I want to be cheering one of the characters on but it was difficult to find one here and I just couldn’t let it slip. I still recommend this novel, it’s definitely a page turner, but if you really want unlikeable characters that you love to hate, then you need to read The Escape Room. Thanks so much for your comment, again!

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  3. Hahaha I have just seen Alexandra commenting on your excellent review Inge when I wanted to post something along “no wonder you’d go hand in hand with Alexandra” LOL

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  4. This sounds like a winner and the author sounds talented… it must be a task and a half to keep ‘shuffling the cards’ in order to keep it twisted whilst not dropping the ball with the characters!
    I’ve seen people reading and enjoying the books, so probably one for me also for the future 🙂 Fab review! 🙂

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