The Accomplice by Steve Cavanagh – Review.

About The Book


The Sandman killings have been solved. Daniel Miller murdered fourteen people before he vanished. His wife, Carrie, now faces trial as his accomplice. The FBI, the District Attorney, the media and everyone in America believe she knew and helped cover up her husband’s crimes.


Eddie Flynn won’t take a case unless his client is innocent. Now, he has to prove to a jury, and the entire world, that Carrie Miller was just another victim of the Sandman. She didn’t know her husband’s dark side and she had no part in the murders. But so far, Eddie and his team are the only ones who believe her.


Gabriel Lake used to be a federal agent, before someone tried to kill him. Now, he’s an investigator with a vendetta against the Sandman. He’s the only one who can catch him, because he believes that everything the FBI knows about serial killers is wrong.


With his wife on trial, the Sandman is forced to come out of hiding to save her from a life sentence. He will kill to protect her and everyone involved in the case is a target.

Even Eddie Flynn…

My Review

I read a lot of crime fiction but not usually where it has a courtroom setting. However Steve Cavanagh’s Eddie Flynn series is one that I will always be eager to read. I know I’m guaranteed a brilliant backstory that runs alongside the drama in court.

The Accomplice is the latest book in the series, it could be read as a standalone but you will be doing yourself a huge favour if you read them in order. Not just to be familiar with the characters, but also because they are so entertaining.

Eddie Flynn has little choice but to take on the trial of the wife of the notorious Sandman. Running out of money, he believes in her innocence and when the case becomes more personal he has to try anything to get the case dismissed. But the case is more difficult than he expected it to be, and he is aware that he is running out of time. 

I don’t read a lot of courtroom based fiction because they don’t grip me the same way as a detective led book does. I don’t connect to the characters. However Eddie is different. He just about manages to stay clean whilst making his opposing lawyer look dodgy. It was strange to read an often harrowing account but smiling as I did.

Told by a handful of narrators, including the brilliant Bloch, The Accomplice gets increasingly tense right up to the absolutely fascinating last few chapters. Everything I thought would happen didn’t and I just gave up trying to work out what the outcome would be. I loved every page of this book, I hope there is more to come. 

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