Huge thanks to Alex at Orion for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for Fifty Fifty. It is out now on ebook and audiobook, and out in paperback on 3rd September 2020.
‘911 what’s your emergency?’
‘My dad’s dead. My sister Sofia killed him. She’s still in the house. Please send help.’
‘My dad’s dead. My sister Alexandra killed him. She’s still in the house. Please send help.’
One of them is a liar and a killer.
But which one?
I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to read Fifty Fifty. I’m a devoted fan of Law & Order and the format of this book is wonderfully appealing. As the blurb states, there are two sisters, each pointing the finger at each other – one of them is a killer and you have to work out who is lying.
There are plenty of dead-ends, red herrings, and other crime/thriller tropes to keep you entertained. Although the sisters, Sofia and Alexandra, are very different, one of them isn’t quite who you think they are – but which? I have to confess I did change my mind quite a lot during the first half of the book before settling on the killer.
Cavanagh also weaves in other matters such as problems with the criminal justice system and workplace harassment. As much as these are interesting and relevant topics, I would like to have seen maybe one of the subjects explored a little more in-depth and more integral to the story itself.
Fifty Fifty is a solid, readable crime thriller which you could easily devour of the course of a weekend.
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Wishing you a bookish week,