Witness 8

The new Eddie Flynn thriller from the Top Five Sunday Times bestseller

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Pub Date 1 Aug 2024 | Archive Date 15 Aug 2024

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WHAT IF THE ONLY WITNESS TO A MURDER IS MORE TWISTED THAN THE KILLER?

'The very definition of a page-turner!' IAN RANKIN
'Steve Cavanagh's twists hit you between the eyes. You never see them coming' ANTHONY HOROWITZ
'This guy is the real deal. Trust me' LEE CHILD
'Steve Cavanagh writes the best hooks in the business' MICK HERRON

Ruby Johnson is a nanny and maid to wealthy families in Manhattan's West 74th Street.
She knows their routines. Their secrets.
One night, on her way home, Ruby witnesses a neighbour's murder.

She knows the victim. She knows the killer.
She makes an anonymous call to the police and names the murderer.
But Ruby didn't tell the truth...
Because there's something wrong with Ruby Johnson.

Eddie Flynn, conman turned trial lawyer, must defend an innocent man accused of this terrible crime.
As Ruby's deadly game begins, one thing is certain.
It won't be the last murder this witness is involved in...


'A fantastic thriller writer' MARK BILLINGHAM
'A masterclass in thriller writing. Absolutely superb' M. W. CRAVEN

The award-winning, Sunday Times Top Five bestseller returns with a brand new thriller featuring the unforgettable Eddie Flynn.

* Kill For Me Kill For You was number five in Sunday Times hardback fiction chart on 6th August 2023.

Praise for Steve Cavanagh:
'Unputdownable' ALEX MICHAELIDES
'An absolute page turner' SHARI LAPENA
'Will keep you guessing until the very end' IAN RANKIN
'The ultimate treat for crime fiction fans' JANICE HALLETT
'Books this ingenious don't come along very often' MICHAEL CONNELLY
'An absolute humdinger of a thriller - fiendishly clever and totally compelling.' TM LOGAN
'Gripping' THE SUN
'If you read the first eight pages you'll be hooked' THE TIMES
'The real magic is in Steve Cavanagh's hypnotic storytelling power' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Cavanagh is a genius... page-turning stuff' EVENING STANDARD
'A masterclass in misdirection' THE GUARDIAN

WHAT IF THE ONLY WITNESS TO A MURDER IS MORE TWISTED THAN THE KILLER?

'The very definition of a page-turner!' IAN RANKIN
'Steve Cavanagh's twists hit you between the eyes. You never see them coming' ...


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ISBN 9781035408207
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PAGES 400

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Wow, what a read! I haven’t read any of the Eddie Flynn books by Steve Cavanagh before but I will certainly be hunting them out now – this one grabbed me from the first page and never let go.

Eddie Flynn is a former con man now working as a lawyer in New York, and has been hired to prove the innocence of a rich man accused of murdering his female neighbour. Running alongside this is the story of Ruby, nanny to the man’s children, who witnessed the murder and knows of her employer’s innocence but is trying to frame him.

Either one of these storylines would have made a great standalone novel but putting them together is a brilliant move. Ruby is a troubled and fascinating character and her motives and behaviour are very difficult to read, with the true story only becoming clear at the very end. Eddie himself, and the unconventional group that works with him, are very believable and the author’s previous work as a lawyer himself makes the technical details all the more authentic.

Once I started this book I found it impossible to put down. The market for this type of thriller can seem a little overcrowded at times but Witness 8 is genuinely one of the best I’ve read and I’m looking forward to reading more of his work.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an advance copy in return for an honest review.

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