The Liar - Steve Cavanagh

Reading Challenge Category: Back catalogue book wanted to read

Official Blurb:

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.
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.
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...?

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t as enamoured with this third book in the Eddie Flynn series.
The fact that we have Eddie involved with another young girl who has been kidnapped was too soon after book one, whereby his daughter had been abducted. Yes, this storyline went in a completely different direction but to begin with, it felt very unoriginal.
I like the fact that we get to meet Harper from the beginning. I’d already encountered her in books four and five that I read before going back to the beginning of this series. So it was nice to see how her and Eddie’s relationship began.
The ending was quite complicated and took some unravelling in my mind.
I’m afraid it has been a week since I finished this book, and I’ve not had a chance to write this review. However, this factor means it hasn’t left a lasting impression as I’ve forgotten a lot that happened already. So, for me, this was only a three-star read. It was still a good read but just wasn’t as good as the others I have read in this series.
I am looking forward to re-reading ‘Thirteen’ next as I know I’m in for a treat with that one!

The Liar
by Steve Cavanagh
Date Started
9th September 2022
Date Finished
15th September 2022