Fifty Fifty - Steve Cavanagh

Reading Challenge Category: A reread of a book in a series

Official Blurb:

'911 what's your emergency?'
'My dad's dead. My sister Sofia killed him. She's still in the house. Please send help.'
'My dad's dead. My sister Alexandra killed him. She's still in the house. Please send help.'
One of them is a liar and a killer.
But which one?

My Thoughts:

I read this two years ago, but as I’ve started to read the series from the beginning, I knew I couldn’t leave this one out. It needed rereading, especially as there was something very significant that I remember happening.
I thought I’d remember it more than I did, but it was like reading it anew! I had no idea which sister was guilty, and I was still trying to guess right up to the end. I felt daft for not remembering, but this helped me enjoy the book all over again.
I don’t feel too differently about the book from my previous review. The only main difference was that I wasn’t bothered by the lawyers’ lives this time. Having spent four books on the run with Eddie, I, of course, wanted to know more about what was going on with him. Having read the previous books now makes one of the events even more heartbreaking, and I think the aftermath of this will be seen over the following few books.
I am now going to be moving onto unknown territory as there are two new books that I’ve not read yet, and I’m super excited to get tucked into them!

Previous Review from July 2020:

This starts off exactly as the premise lays out. Two sisters make a 911 call to say their father is dead, but each sister is blaming the other for his murder.
Right from the beginning, you are hooked, you don’t know who the killer is or their motive. You are being given insight into the killer’s mind throughout the book in the’ She’ chapters, but nothing regarding their identity is given away.
I spent the entire book going back and forth on who I believed to be guilty. I was fifty-fifty throughout! Even right up until the end I just couldn’t call it, this really keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I would have liked the book to move at a more brisk pace; it did feel as if it was filled a little too much with the lawyer’s lives. I found myself rushing through these sections to get back to the murder trial and the two sisters. I understand that Kate needed to be introduced as a central player, and by the looks of it, she is going to be in future books.
I think I found the moroseness of Eddie quite hard to handle. I’m not sure if he was like this in the last book I read? I understand something terrible happens, but even before that he felt a little too miserable and depressing for my liking. I think I need to go right back to the beginning of the Eddie Flynn books so that I can maybe get to know him a little bit more and understand him. This book holds no punches though; it is shocking, graphic and utterly brilliant! Even the slow bit didn’t deter me from being completely gripped. I just wanted to know which of the sisters was the evil one.
Highly recommend and like I say I am going to go back to book one and read the rest of this series very soon.

by Steve Cavanagh
Date Started
25th September 2022
Date Finished
30th September 2022