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Fifty-Fifty

Fifty-Fifty

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.
Backlash

Backlash

‘Dark, gritty and funny’ – Steve Cavanagh on Marnie Riches

Keep your enemies close and your neighbours closer…

When Private Investigator Beverley Saunders is tasked with going undercover, she relishes the chance to disguise herself as a cleaner in order to get close to Manchester bad boy Anthony Anthony, aka 2Tone. Anthony’s neighbours are suspicious of his wealth and sick of his anti-social behaviour, and Bev’s just the woman they need to find out what’s going on behind closed doors.

As Bev begins to infiltrate Anthony’s world, she soon realises she’s in danger – and this time, she might be too far in to get out. Alongside her sidekick Doc, Bev must fight to discover the truth – but when people begin to die, she has to ask herself – is exposing Anthony worth risking her own life?

Marnie Riches is back with a gritty, gripping thriller, perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.

Praise for Marnie Riches:
‘Dark, gritty and funny.STEVE CAVANAGH
‘A gripping page-turner of a plot’ ROZ WATKINS
‘A corking thriller’ ED JAMES
Tightrope

Tightrope

‘Dark, gritty and funny.STEVE CAVANAGH
‘A gripping page-turner of a plot’ ROZ WATKINS
‘A corking thriller’ ED JAMES

What happens when a private investigator ends up being the one uncovered?

Having lost everything after a failed marriage, Beverley Saunders now lodges in the basement flat of a house owned by her best friend Sophie and her husband, Tim. With Bev’s former glittering marketing career in the gutter, she begins to do investigative work for other wronged women, gathering dirt on philanderers, bosses and exes.

But when Beverley takes on the case of Sophie’s friend Angela, who is seeking to uncover grounds for divorce from her controlling husband, Jerry, the shadow Science Minister, she soon discovers that she isn’t the only one doing the investigating…

Beverley has a secret history she doesn’t want coming out – but will she manage to stay hidden long enough to give Angela the freedom she deserves?

Marnie Riches is back in this darkly comic thriller, perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Kimberley Chambers.

Praise for Marnie Riches:

‘Gritty and gripping’ Kimberley Chambers, Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller

‘Marnie Riches is already a leading light in the field of Mancunian noir.’ The Guardian

‘Gritty and great fun.’ The Express

‘Pacy, poignant, funny and violent, it grabs you by the hand and drags you down the mean streets of Manchester with such verve and authenticity that you can almost smell the rain and blood as you turn the pages.’ Simon Toyne

‘Fast-paced and enthralling’ C. L. Taylor

‘Fast, furious, fantastic…One killer thriller!’ Mark Edwards

‘Edgy’ Clare Mackintosh
The Chain

The Chain

VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

‘Starting THE CHAIN is like climbing aboard a runaway train. You’ll miss meals, sleep, and your stop on the bus – guaranteed.’

VAL McDERMID

‘Incredibly propulsive and original. You won’t shake it for a long time.’
STEPHEN KING

‘Scary, plausible, gripping … If you like compelling storytelling, this taut thriller is going to be your summer holiday read.’
IAN RANKIN

I may not read a better thriller in my lifetime. It just doesn’t get any better than THE CHAIN.’
STEVE CAVANAGH

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YOUR PHONE RINGS.

A STRANGER HAS KIDNAPPED YOUR CHILD.

TO FREE THEM YOU MUST ABDUCT SOMEONE ELSE’S CHILD.

YOUR CHILD WILL BE RELEASED WHEN YOUR VICTIM’S PARENTS KIDNAP ANOTHER CHILD.

IF ANY OF THESE THINGS DON’T HAPPEN:
YOUR CHILD WILL BE KILLED.

YOU ARE NOW PART OF THE CHAIN



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‘A masterpiece. You will never be able to forget it.’
DON WINSLOW

‘A unique and unforgettable thriller. Breath-taking, breakneck, brilliant.’
MARK BILLINGHAM

‘Terrifying. Terrific.’
MICK HERRON

‘Striking, memorable, should be savoured.’
TANA FRENCH

‘THE CHAIN does for parenting what Gone Girl did for marriage. A must-read thriller.’
JAMES SWALLOW

‘Inventive, tense, unputdownable – THE CHAIN is the real deal.’
TIM WEAVER

‘Diabolical, unnerving, relentless.’
DENNIS LEHANE

‘An electrifying thriller – one of the very best of its kind’
FIONA CUMMINS

‘A first-rate edge-of-your-seat thriller. I can’t believe what went through my mind while reading it.’
ATTICA LOCKE

‘Gripping, nail-biting, convincing.’
MEG GARDINER

‘Brutally compelling.’
MASON CROSS

‘Staggeringly brilliant. Gripping, propulsive, profoundly affecting.’
LIAM McILLVANNEY

‘Relentless from the first page to the last. Clever, uncompromising, and gripping.’
LUCA VESTE

‘This is the thriller of the year.’
SJI HOLLIDAY

YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST.
AND YOU WILL CERTAINLY NOT BE THE LAST.”

Twisted

Twisted


FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THIRTEEN

‘This guy is the real deal. Trust me.’ Lee Child

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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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‘A fantastic standalone thriller. Punchy, ridiculously gripping, fast-paced, clever. Beautifully-plotted and incredibly fun to read. He’s done it again. SUPERB.’ Will Dean

‘Brilliant and devilishly twisty and turny.’ C.L. Taylor

Outstanding. Totally absorbing and compelling. Amasterpiece in thriller plotting – twists and turns at a ferocious pace, leading to a nail-biting conclusion.’ Mel Sherrat

‘Twisted and dark, another rip roaring rollercoaster ride.’ Angela Clarke

‘Looks set to cement his status as heir apparent to John Grisham.’ Daily Express

‘As nastily inventive as his highly successful Thirteen.’ Sunday Express

‘A fantastic read. Guaranteed to be one of the big books of 2019. You won’t be able to put this down. It’s about time we found out the truth about JT LeBeau…’ Luca Veste

‘A corkscrewing rollercoaster of thrills, switchbacks, loop-de-loops and screaming good fun. Add it to your wish list!’ Mark Edwards

‘Steve Cavanagh must have sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads outside of Rosedale, Mississippi in exchange for becomingone of the world’s best crime writers. Just read TWISTED and he’s done it again. As edgy, gripping & brilliant as Thirteen. Steve is 5/5′ Adrian McKinty
Thirteen

Thirteen

THE SERIAL KILLER ISN’T ON TRIAL.

HE’S ON THE JURY…

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‘Books this ingenious don’t come along very often.’ Michael Connelly

‘THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.’ Sarah Pinborough

‘Outstanding.’ Lee Child

‘Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.’ Clare Mackintosh


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‘To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?’

Murder wasn’t the hard part. It was just the start of the game.

Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He’s done it before. But this is the big one.

This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house.

But there’s someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn’t the man on trial.

Kane knows time is running out – he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered.

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THIRTEEN REASONS WHY … YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK:

‘An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book. THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can’t get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.’
Sarah Pinborough

‘Outstanding – an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.’
Lee Child

‘Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.’
Clare Mackintosh

‘Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won’t want to put down.’
Simon Kernick

‘A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.’
Ruth Ware

‘I’ve been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best, a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don’t come along very often.’
Michael Connelly

‘Quite simply deserves to be HUGE. If you read a thriller as good this year, it’s only because you’ve read this one twice.’
Mark Billingham

‘Tore through this between dusk and dawn. Absolute 5-star cracker from Steve Cavanagh, who’s gotta be among top legal thriller writers out there nowadays. A powerhouse of a book that’s much more than its high-concept hook.’
Craig Sisterson

‘Wow! This book is friggin’ awesome! Utterly immersive.’
Emma Kavanagh

‘Fantastically gripping? Guilty as charged!’
Angela Clarke

‘An absolute cracker.’
Susi Holliday

‘Guilty of thrills, twists, and expertly manipulating the reader.’
Mason Cross

‘An absolute rollercoaster of a read. Thrilling.’
Cass Green
The Liar

The Liar

***WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2018***

A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER.
A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART.

‘Plotting that takes the breath away’ Ian Rankin

‘A fantastic thriller writer’ Mark Billingham

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WHO IS DEADLIER …

Leonard Howell’s worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidnapped. He can’t rely on the cops, so Howell calls the only man he trusts to get her back.

THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE TRUTH

Eddie Flynn knows what it’s like to lose a daughter and vows to bring Caroline home safe. Once a con artist, now a hotshot criminal attorney, Flynn is no stranger to the shady New York underworld.

… OR THE ONE WHO BELIEVES A LIE?

However, as he steps back into his old life, Flynn realizes that the rules of the game have changed – and that he is being played. But who is pulling the strings? And is anyone in this twisted case telling the truth…?

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An ingenious plot, gripping action and characters who leap off the page: discover why readers love Steve Cavanagh:

‘Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownableEva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales

‘What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever’ Miranda Dickinson

‘A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.’ S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood

‘Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly’s Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson’s THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.’ Howard Linskey, author of The Search

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If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:

1. The Defence
2. The Plea
3. The Liar
4. Thirteen

* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *
Ragdoll

Ragdoll

‘A twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy’ Simon Toyne, bestselling author of The Boy Who Saw

A body is discovered with six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the ‘Ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

‘A brilliant, breathless thriller’ M.J. Arlidge, bestselling author of Down to the Woods

Perfect for fans of MJ Arlidge, JP Delaney, Steve Cavanagh, Chris Carter and Helen Fields

Readers LOVE Ragdoll . . .

‘This book kept me captivated, my heart pumping and guessing to the very end!’

‘…a rollercoaster of a thriller.’

‘…one of the most well written crime thrillers I have ever read’

‘A very well written debut novel which had all the twists and turns and intrigue that you need.’

‘Totally unputdownable
The Plea

The Plea

Your client is innocent. Your wife is guilty.
Who would you fight for?

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‘Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you’ll read this year’ John Connolly

‘A gripping thriller’ Ian Rankin


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When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to persuade him to testify against the firm.

Eddie is not someone who is easily coerced, but when the FBI reveal that they have incriminating files on his wife, he knows he has no choice.

But Eddie is convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the deal, Eddie must find a way to prove his client’s innocence.

But the stakes are high – his wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI . . .

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Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh:

‘A fantastic thriller writer’ Mark Billingham

‘Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownableEva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales

‘What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever’ Miranda Dickinson

‘A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.’ S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood

‘Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly’s Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson’s THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.’ Howard Linskey, author of The Search

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If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:

1. The Defence
2. The Plea
3. The Liar
4. Thirteen

* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *
The Cross

The Cross

An exclusive race against time ebook short thriller.

**Contains an extract from Steve Cavanagh’s brilliant debut novel, THE DEFENCE**

Eddie Flynn, con-man turned criminal lawyer, has an impossible choice.

He has damning evidence against a corrupt NYPD detective who stands accused of killing a suspect.

But if he uses this evidence in court, both he and his client – the dead man’s widow – will be in mortal danger.

Should he risk their lives to win the case? Or keep quiet and let a murderer go free.

‘Everything a great thriller should be and I can’t wait to see more of Eddie Flynn.’ Mark Billingham

‘Jack Reacher’s younger, hotter-headed brother.’ Irish Times
The Defence

The Defence

EDDIE FLYNN HAS 48 HOURS TO SAVE HIS DAUGHTER…

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‘Everything a great thriller should be and I can’t wait to see more of Eddie Flynn.’ Mark Billingham

‘So Hollywood, punchy and cool and pacy as hell.’ Eva Dolan

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Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren’t that different.

It’s been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn’t have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie’s back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy. Eddie only has forty-eight hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial – and win – if he wants to save his daughter.

Under the scrutiny of the media and the FBI, Eddie must use his razor-sharp wit and every con-artist trick in the book to defend his ‘client’ and ensure Amy’s safety. With the timer on his back ticking away, can Eddie convince the jury of the impossible?

**Featuring an extract from Steve Cavanagh’s new thriller, The Plea**

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Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh:

‘A gripping, twisty thriller’
Ian Rankin, number 1 bestselling author of Rather Be The Devil

‘Legal thrillers are my blind spot, but I’ll always make an exception for Steve Cavanagh. Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you’ll read this year. It’s a blast.’ John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker series

‘In the crowded field of legal thrillers, Steve Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable’ Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales

‘A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.’ S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood

‘Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly’s Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson’s THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.’ Howard Linskey, author of The Search

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If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:

1. The Defence
2. The Plea
3. The Liar
4. Thirteen

* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *
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