Jacket for 'The Liar'


UK - Orion
Denmark - Jentas
Italy - Longanesi
Netherlands - Meulenhoff
Taiwan - Marco Polo

The Liar

By Steve Cavanagh

Published May 2017

Winner of The CWA Gold Dagger 2018


Book 3 in the Eddie Flynn Series


A Missing Child
When wealthy businessman Leonard Howell’s daughter is kidnapped, the police jump on it straight away. But Howell knows this won’t be straightforward – he needs someone willing to break the rules.

A Criminal Lawyer
Once a con artist, now a hotshot lawyer, Eddie Flynn’s learnt that fast talk and sleight of hand are just as important in the courtroom are they are on the street. Knowing what it’s like to lose a daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to save Howell’s.

A Corrupt Criminal
With a client on trial for his life, and the body count rising, Eddie Flynn is starting to fear that the whole thing was a set-up from the very beginning.
The only question is who is deadlier – the man who knows the truth, or the one who believes a lie?


Praise for the Eddie Flynn Series:

A lively, clever and enjoyable example of the [courtroom drama] sub-genre. The constant action is interrupted only by absorbing courtroom scenes.



Everything a reader could ask for in a thriller – nail-biting suspense, a Russian nesting doll of a plot, and an original and compelling lead.

Publishers Weekly


Quite simply one of the most purely entertaining books you’ll read this year. It’s a blast.

John Connolly


Gripping, twisty, blood n guts thriller… Ace.

 Ian Rankin


Steve Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition… highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable.

Eva Dolan