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The 3rd Victim (David Cavanaugh #6)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A blood-soaked nursery. A missing baby.
A traumatised mother.

When David Cavanaugh hears of this heinous crime, he knows immediately he doesn’t want to touch it. The mother’s guilt appears obvious, and David and his colleagues expect to be bystanders only to Detective Joe Mannix’s disturbing investigation.

So when David is corralled onto the case against his will, and appoint
Paperback, 528 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by macmillan
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Sydney Bauer’s writing is like sitting down to a full roast dinner; appetizing to begin with and gets better the longer you sit to enjoy. Her latest novel is anything but superficial fluff, delving into the backwaters of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and the murder of an infant. While many authors could sew up a short book on this and create high drama, but never really get to the root of things, Bauer makes a point of looking at the case from all angles: the forensics, the back stories of key ch ...more
Australian author Sydney Bauer has been labelled the 'new Grisham' and this is her 6th legal thriller featuring Boston-based criminal attorney, David Cavanaugh.

David Cavanaugh has a reputation for only representing clients he believes to be innocent, so when he gets coerced into taking the case of Sienna Walker against his will, he initially believes that he is facing a new challenge in his legal career. But there is more to Sienna Walker than meets the eye.

Sienna is accused of murdering her i
Tara Moss

There is a millisecond, just before you open your eyes, when your lashes resist the movement. It is like they cling together for comfort, holding tight to that world where light, and all the bad things illuminated by it, remain safely out of reach.
Sienna Walker’s long, black lashes were matting at their tips, clinging to the darkness until the basic human instinct to check on her surroundings kicked in – and with it came the memory, the realisation of where she was and the gravity of the loss s
Didnt want to finish this book as it is currently the last in the David Cavanaugh series :-( BUT it was a good read. Lost me a little bit at the end so will definitely be getting a re read. Really connected with David,Sarah, Nora, Arthur and Joe and enjoyed reading the history between the characters. READ IT you wont be disappointed
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ok. I like the D.C. novels. They have a huge plot with twists and turns at every corner. Bauer builds his characters well and they are all unique in their way. One wants to hate the "bad guys" and love and protect the "good people". I only gave three stars to this one because the twists at the end were just too unbelievable and some were very hard to follow. There were also several factual errors in the book which were easy to pick up and sometimes the choice of words felt like it had been for g ...more
Mrs Mac McKenzie
This is quite a long read and it kept me engaged right up until the last chapter where it seemed to lose the plot, seemingly to finish before the page count ran out. It was somewhat believable throughout, but the end it wasn't. I didn't finish it as the last chapter was rushed, confusing & outrageous.
This is the first book I have written by this author - but it won't be the last. A blood soaked scene and a missing baby. It has all the ingredients of a classic courtroom thriller. The author has experience writing tv scripts for these type shows and it shows. But it is much more.
Mum2abc Janson

Loved this book so much!!! Read it whilst on holiday, most of it in the car on the way home, as I couldn't put it down. I thought I had the plot and villains all worked out. Boy was I wrong!!!! definitely keep your opinions until the very end. Great book
I loved this book till just about the end when the twist was too difficult to believe. Sigh..............
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Sydney Bauer (Kimberly Scott) is the author of the crime series featuring Boston based criminal attorney David Cavanagh. Her debut novel Undertow, also the first novel in the series, was published in 2006 and won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for the best crime novel by an Australian Woman.

Sydney's background is in journalism and television. While studying for a Communications degree in the 19
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Other Books in the Series

David Cavanaugh (6 books)
  • Undertow (David Cavanaugh, #1)
  • Gospel (David Cavanaugh, #2)
  • Alibi (David Cavanaugh, #3)
  • Move to Strike (David Cavanaugh, #4)
  • Matter of Trust (David Cavanaugh, #5)
Undertow (David Cavanaugh, #1) Alibi (David Cavanaugh, #3) Gospel (David Cavanaugh, #2) Move to Strike (David Cavanaugh, #4) Matter of Trust (David Cavanaugh, #5)

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