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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  758 ratings  ·  291 reviews

1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.
2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.
3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next.

After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted...
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 24th 2019 by Orion
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Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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**4.5 stars **

Twisted’ is a novel that certainly lives up to its name!

I think it’s best if I don’t go into detail with this one - the less you know the more you’ll enjoy it. Suffice to say though that this psychological thriller had me turning the pages rapidly to see what happened next. The writing here is absolutely first rate and takes us into the dark world of an obsessive, where any rationale is entirely his, not ours; where the central figure’s view of his actions leave room for little el
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The award winning crime thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh, manages to both gently satirise the genre of psychological thrillers, demand for which has exploded sky high amongst readers and publishers alike in recent years, whilst at the same time paying homage to it by going on to incorporate as many twists as he possibly can. This is a standalone novel with the tongue in cheek and rather apt title 'Twisted', although Cavanagh just cannot resist slipping in a reference to Eddie Flynn, the hot shot ...more

What a cleverly written book this was. This is definitely written for readers. And most definitely for those that love deeper twists in books that they think they’ve worked out.......but I beg to differ.
This was a puzzled within a puzzle.

Just who is this writer, no face, no identity?

Really made me sit up and take notice!

I do own one of his other books. Not read.....yet. But this sure is an eye opener to talent.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recently started reading Steve Cavanagh novels after reading his recent book 'Thirteen'. The Publishers do need a massive pat on the back for their excellent splurge about his books. That was what got me reading this unknown author when I first read one of his novels and they have done it again with this one. If the following introduction doesn't make you want to read more I don't know what will:

1. The police are looking to charge me with
Liz Barnsley
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A brilliantly twisted and oft unexpected standalone thriller from Steve Cavanagh, probably the most fun you'll have with a book this year.

Bit of a rollercoaster with some insane characters and a terrific finale. Clever and hugely addictive.

Full review to follow for the tour.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Twisted is one of those thrillers that the less you know of the story beforehand, the more thrilling the ride. It’s difficult to go into detail about the plot without giving away spoilers, so this review will be a brief one. I should mention that this is a standalone and although lawyer Eddie Flynn does get a mention, it is not part of that series.

J T LeBeau, the author of Twisted, is a multi-million dollar best-selling author, hiding behind a veil of secrecy. Their publisher doesn’t even know h
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was ok

‘Twisted’ is a stand alone, very original in plot and idea and with a completely different ‘concept’ to anything I have read begore
J.T.Le Beau ( living as Paul ) is one of the worlds most successful authors, he is also a recluse, putting it mildly, anyone who finds out who he is dies, its as simple as that
well almost everyone
Maria, his wife, has no idea who she is married to and that he is an author!!??!! she is also having an affair and plans to leave Paul, then she discovers who Paul really is
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is without a doubt where the title of the novel absolutely lives up to it’s name!

What to say about this book. I really don’t know where to start and even then it is actually very hard to say much about it at all without giving anything away. This one will probably be one of my most evasive reviews so far and for that I won’t actually apologise, as believe me when you read this book for yourself you will be glad I didn’t really tell you anything.

Now what I will tell you is that this novel is
Tracy Ellis
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Easily a 5✴ book. Amazing. Steve Cavanagh has got the gift to keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat throughout the whole book and also totally baffle you 😲

Usually when I give a review I give a general summary of the story.
However, I think the less said about this story the better.
Your better off going into this book with no clue.

It was a hell of a journey, when I thought I had got to grips with the story I was then smacked across the face with a claw hammer and made to question everyt
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Wow where do I begin, every now and then I love a good Thriller and after looking through @net I came across Twisted, I recognised the authors name after seeing a lot of people posting about Thirteen on Bookstagram, which I am yet to read!
So I started this book two days ago and finished it last night! And what a book it is! We follow the story of a mysterious writer called J.T Lebeau, he is renowned world wide but no one kn
Joanne Robertson
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Okay I will start by admitting that it’s not me. I am NOT J.T. LeBeau! Or am I?! Yes, Twisted is one of those books that will knock your socks off and then make your toes curl with pure enjoyment of it’s fast paced, brilliantly crafted plot.

Everyone knows I LOVE a twisty book but am often disappointed because I’ve managed to work the twist out from page one. Not that I let that spoil my enjoyment of thrillers as it’s never all about the twist for me. But when the first twist hit me in Twisted, I
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing


Steve Cavanagh’s mind is criminally brilliant.
Never has a title been so spot-on.
If you haven’t added this book to your list, I’m coming for you.

Where do I start?

Steve Cavanagh’s name is everywhere. I was lucky to see him during Bloody Scotland but my copy of Thirteen is still waiting for my eyes to dissect it. Still, I had a feeling the guy would push all my favourite thriller buttons.

He did more that this!

Insanely good, Twisted

This was my first Steve Cavanagh book and after hearing about this author all over the social media, I was excited to read this book.

With much ado, over the weekend I opened my kindle to read, the prologue was soo intriguing!! The storyline was twisted and went thus, J. T. LeBeau was this famous bestseller but elusive author whom no one had seen ever. Paul lived with his wife Maria, and she found a bank statement for twenty million dollars credited to her husband from LeBeau Enterprises. And th
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sid Nuncius
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I was rather underwhelmed by Twisted. I had heard that Thirteen was very good, so I thought I’d try this one, but it seemed pretty run-of-the-mill stuff to me. The plot is based around a reclusive, mysterious author, JT LeBeau, whose books make millions but whose life seems to be involved with a number of murders. To say more would be a significant spoiler.

The thing is, the book is constructed entirely so that there can be “Twists”. (And just in case we don’t admire them sufficiently we’re even
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I recently read Thirteen which I thought was an exciting and suspenseful thriller. I regret that I don't consider Twisted as compelling, I felt I was reading an exercise of inserting twists into the plot, which made them seem forced and contrived. Since I was waiting for the twists, I was neither surprised nor shocked when they occurred, no matter how unlikely or unbelievable they seemed. As the main characters were all devious and secretive in their own ways, I was unable to feel an emotional c ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Twisted repeatedly takes you to the brink, leaves you there, then comes back for more. Undeniably, it’s a story that has several stings in its ‘tale’.

Having plot spirals wound tighter than coiled springs, just when you think you’ve got it all straightened out another one pops up! This considerable scheming is sustained, all of which is consistently sharp, bold, and controlled throughout.

Although I didn’t settle into the ride straight away, once I became comfortable with the direction the book wa
Zoé-lee O'farrell
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a book I am not quite sure what I can say about this to you without actually talking about the story in this book! I am sure every review on this tour has pretty much said the same, I know what I have read has said this!

So with all the hype, did I really think it was going to live up to the expectations? Erm….well yes I did! The opening chapter is a scene that is the “present day” and then you are taken back four months ago. In these four months, you think you get to a stage where you ha
I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A best-selling author who remains anonymous, a serial killer and $20 million, what could go wrong?

JT LeBeau is a world-famous, best-selling author but no-one knows his real identity. When Maria Cooper finds something odd about her husband Paul, she believes he may somehow be involved in the author’s mysteries, and his millions. But Maria’s scheming soon ends in tragedy and a kill
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Twisted by name, twisted by nature. This was one hell of a rollercoaster ride! Just when you thought it was going one way, BOOM, there was *another* revelation that had me questioning whether what I’d just read was true or not...

I’ve not read any of SC’s books before, but if the pacing and excitement in this book is the same in his other titles I seriously need to stock up on the backlist.

This plot was so enticing and full of drama and I genuinely couldn’t stop reading (oh hello 2am, no I’m
Simon Maltman
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Winner of the 'hardest book to review ever without giving out spoilers!' It certainly lives up to its name and the hook of the blurb and its questioning of 'Who is JT LeBeau.' This is a very addictive thriller which has a lot of fun messing with the idea of the thriller book with a twist. In many ways it's a book about writing, but done so in a cool, punchy and rather meta way. A cracker read.
A clever novel that plays on several levels with 'the twist' and is indeed twisty in its own right. For me, it all feels a little like it's an exercise in how to write a thriller, which comes at some cost to characterisation, but it's still a lot of fun. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
Initial thoughts: I'm still shaking. Why did I think this was the latest Eddie Flynn novel? (By the way, it's not, however he is mentioned by name in one conversation, twice.) I absolutely love the concept of this book which I suppose we have to credit Steve Cavanagh's wife for, it makes for a killer story and just when you think you know something, you realize you don't know anything at all.
~I received an advance copy from Hachette NZ and willingly reviewed it~

In Steve Cavan
Oliver Clarke
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Who doesn’t love a great twist? ‘Twisted’ is a book that sells itself on the fact that it has great ones. It’s right there in the title and it’s pretty clear that author Steve Cavanagh has spent a lot of time coming up with devious ways to trick and surprise his readers.

The set up is interesting. JT LeBeau is the world’s bestselling crime writer. His work is beloved by millions of fans but nobody knows his real identity. W
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I have come to the conclusion that Steve Cavanagh is without doubt a 100% genius!!! I really don’t have enough words to describe just how unique, compulsive and utterly brilliant this author is and I have read all of his books.
Twisted is just what the title says and quite an understatement actually as it’s crazily twisted, full of drama, clever and totally unpredictable with a humdinger of a climax it was outstanding and I damn well loved every page. To write about the plot is impossible as
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Събитията започват с погребение. При това не на кого да е, а на един от най-известните писатели на трилъри – Джей О. Льобо. Човек с мистериозна самоличност, когото дори собствените му издатели не познават, и който безотказно дава на читателите това, което жадуват – изключителни обрати. И книга след книга гради митология около името си. И по-интересното е, че сам той присъства на погребението си (но не в ковчега) – и то
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read Thirteen and enjoyed it I was looking forward to reading this standalone crime novel from Steve Cavanagh. Am not going to give much away, just going to say a reclusive writer of thrillers with a twist finds himself being accused of murder......let the game commence.

This novel feels like the sort of novel Stephen King would write, Cavanagh is proving himself to be the next big thing in the crime writing genre.
Don Jimmy
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Many thanks to Netgalley for an early review copy of the book.

Having read "Thirteen" after finally listening to all the recommendations I was really looking forward to "Twisted".
The story here focusses on a fictitious author by the name of LeBeau. Almost nobody knows who he is, including his publishers. Despite the fact his books sell millions worldwide, he remains anonymous. Why? Is he just a recluse, or is there something more sinister to be told?
It sounded like it was right up my street, unf
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Pages - 320

Publisher - Orion

Source - Netgalley (Review Copy)

Blurb from Goodreads


1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.
2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.
3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next.

After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted...

My Review

Sometimes you read a book and wonder why the title is chosen, sometimes you get it at the end of th
Rachel Bridgeman
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How do you solve a problem like JT LeBeau?

From the very start, the reader and Cavanagh are engaged in a sinuous , treacherous tango that skirts facts, rearranges the truth, turns you upside down and leaves you gasping for more

From the setup to the cataclysmic finale, you want more and boy do you get it!

In lesser hands, this would have appeared to be an exercise in 'look how good I can write, ma!', however, in the tradition of previous bestseller, 'Thirteen', Steve Cavanagh turns reality inside o
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Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for Dublin at the age of eighteen to study Law. He currently practices civil rights law and has been involved in several high profile cases. Selected for the Amazon Rising Stars programme 2015. ACES award winner 2015 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The Defence is his debut novel.

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