Review: Twisted by Steve Cavanagh



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…


This book was twiiiiiisted, excuse the pun.  I’m actually going to refrain from giving an introduction that surmises the book’s premise and an overall in-depth review of the book, for the reason being, I’m petrified the way I word or explain things could potentially spoil this rollercoaster story for perspective readers.  All I’ll say is the story contains: secrets, betrayals, a whole lot of money, police procedure, murder and twists…

Twisted is the definition of a book that ensnares the reader from the get-go.  I was sucked into this tense plot, which kept me on my toes right until the end.  The plot was utterly gripping and exciting: it was full of suspense, suspicion and shock.  The story was well written, and the pace was largely consistent and enjoyable. There were some minor issues, like excessive or repetitive detail in character’s actions like eating or what not.  Nonetheless, due to how entertaining this book was, the issue was largely compensated for.  I devoured it because I had to find out how it was going to play out.

Well, the book’s title certainly implies there will be twists, which there definitely was. I didn’t see the biggest twists coming, and even the minor ones weren’t too obvious until they were just about to unfold.  I’m usually quick to sift out the crumbs for plot twists or revelations, which didn’t happen, so Twisted was a refreshing read for me in this manner too.

There was an array of characters I liked and loathed at the points I was meant to. Paul and Maria, who are husband and wife, and whose marriage has come under strain as of late.  Sheriff Dole and Officer Bloch are introduced quite early, as they attempt to get to the bottom of the growing mystery of who the bad guy is.  Ultimately, all of the characters were developed to the points they needed to be, by the end of the book, to wrap it up nicely.

My favourite aspect of this book was that the detectives in this story weren’t presented as blinded idiots. I really can’t handle it when stories are written with prejudiced and narrow-minded law officers, who can’t solve a case to save themselves, because of their own superiority complex. I know there will be real people like that, just as much as I know there will be people who aren’t like that. I was so, so, so relieved this story had down to earth and clever law enforcers, because it made me relax and be able to appreciate the mystery/thriller, because I knew I wasn’t going to be left too frustrated with idiocy.  I would say this largely contributes to my enjoyment of the book, because Sheriff Dole and Bloch were likable.

Overall, this was one heck of a page-turning read.  It took me three days to read, and I’ll give it a well-deserved 5 stars.  I think any mystery-thriller lovers will enjoy reading this, and I hope it’s made into a movie, because I think it would be an excellent film. I’m now very interested in reading Cavanagh’s Eddie Flynn book series.


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Twisted by Steve Kavanagh
Published 4th April 2019
Genre: mystery, mystery thriller, thriller, suspense



*Thank you kindly to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an e-copy, in exchange for this honest review.

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