This year I have maybe 4 books that i am SO EXCITED to read, so imagine my excitement when not only Steve Cavanagh himself contacted me, but the lovely Angela McMahon from Orion too, and sent me a proof copy of The Plea AND i got some lovely goodies from Steve and Tracy! I am just SO lucky and SO grateful!
Incidentally, before I start the review, I read and loved The Defence earlier this year and ICYMI you can catch that review here:
I honestly think these two books will end up in my Top Books of the Year come December, they are just that good!!! 😊
About the book (via Goodreads):
Fraud. Blackmail. Murder. It’s all in a day’s work for Eddie Flynn.
For years, major New York law firm Harland & Sinton has operated a massive global fraud. The FBI are on to them, but they need witnesses to secure their case. When a major client of the firm, David Child, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm.
Eddie’s not a man to be forced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie’s wife, Christine, and if Eddie won’t play ball, she’ll pay the price.
When Eddie meets David Child he knows Child is innocent, despite the overwhelming evidence against him. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the plea, Eddie must find a way to prove Child’s innocence while keeping his wife out of danger – not just from the FBI, but from the firm itself.
The Plea’s opening chapter is bang on!!! I started reading it as soon as it arrived in the door, and I honestly couldn’t put it down! I read it at every opportunity, which included reading it aloud to my 16 month old daughter because I had gotten to another great bit and didn’t want to stop reading it! 😂
Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite characters in books, he’s just, I don’t know, so hangdog yet loveable 😍
The Plea is an utterly brilliant thriller! I’m a sucker for a good courtroom drama, which The Plea has in spades, as well as plenty of danger from outside forces. There are also plenty of characters from The Defence getting name checked too. The Lizard has to be my favourite though! Kate likes The Lizard! (Please tell me someone will get that reference, Steve? Liz? 😂)
Tasked with representing young billionaire David Child, who is accused of murder, Eddie has his work cut out for him as all the evidence points to Child being the killer. Mixed up in all of this thanks to Harland & Sinton, Christine, Eddie’s wife, becomes an unwitting pawn in the game between the FBI and Flynn. This makes the tension skyrocket as you find yourself invested in the entire story, willing the good guys to win, but who are the good guys?
Every so often, a book comes along that makes me giddy! I get all fidgety and excited about it, The Plea is one such book! After I finished it last night, I was just all eeeeeeeks and squeeeeeeees 😂 I just cannot get the words out to accurately describe just how much I loved this book!
Everything about The Plea works! The plot, the characters, the legal and courtroom struggles and triumphs, it all just fits. From the first page, the reader is sucked right into Eddie Flynn’s world and everything that goes with it! There are some excellently shady characters, that make you grit your teeth and want to smack them about the head as they are just awful human beings!
Deception, fraud, murder. The Plea has it all, and as usual, Steve Cavanagh has written an absolute ripper of a novel! 😊👏🏻📖
I gave it 5⭐️ but I would have given it 100⭐️ if I could!!! 😍
The Plea is out on May 19th and you can preorder a copy by clicking on the link below:
Happy reading! 😊📖