Title: The Devil’s Advocate
(Eddie Flynn #6)

Author: Steve Cavanagh
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
First published: August 5th 2021
Publisher: Orion
Finished reading: July 11th 2021 
Pages: 304

“Doing the right thing has consequences, same as doing nothing. And it can be just as hard to look at yourself in the mirror.”

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Orion in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***


This is probably one of my favorite thriller series and I’ve been highly anticipating the sixth book ever since I finished binge reading the first five books last year. There is just something about main character Eddie Flynn that made me an instant fan of his unorthodox methods and his adventures are turned into what is without doubt one of the most exhilarating and action packed legal thriller series I’ve read to this date. Book number six The Devil’s Advocate is no exception, and without doubt more than lived up to expectations! It’s another fantastic, twisted, dark and highly entertaining read fellow Eddie Flynn fans will most likely devour like there is no tomorrow.

I always love my time with Eddie Flynn and the rest of the gang, and it’s been good to return after that shocking plot twist in the previous book (those who have read it will know what I’m talking about). This is one of those series where it’s best to read the books in order, or at least the previous two before you start reading The Devil’s Advocate. You will be missing out on both character background and developments in the previous books otherwise… And they are all brilliant reads in the first place. In this sixth book, Eddie Flynn and the rest have another dangerous and twisted case on their hands, and it’s been interesting to see the new dynamics with Kate and Bloch. They first appeared in the previous book and are key in this new story too, and I like the new balance.

The Devil’s Advocate isn’t afraid to go dark and touch some heavy topics including racial discrimination, white nationalism, terrorism, violence, death row, innocent men being condemned to death… Oh yes, this is not an easy read, and disturbing, shocking and twisted is an accurate description for this story. I liked how the elements were incorporated into the story though and how they helped shine a light just how biased a trial in a small town in the South could be. The plot itself is well developed, highly entertaining and multi-layered thanks to the multiple POVs; there are so many twists and turns to keep you busy along the way that you won’t even realize you keep turning those pages and suddenly arrive at the end.

The Devil’s Advocate is another action-packed, pitch black, exhilarating and entertaining ride that fans of the Eddie Flynn series will love. Nail-bitingly good and without doubt one of my favorite books so far this year!

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