The devil's advocate by Steve Cavanagh

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When a young woman, Skylar Edwards, is found murdered in Buckstown, Alabama, a corrupt sheriff arrests the last person to see her alive, Andy Dubois. It doesn't seem to matter to anyone that Andy is innocent. What starts off as a case of trying to get an innocent young man off of death row, turns into a much bigger and more dangerous problem than any of them had imagined.

The style in which this book is written with each chapter being written from a different characters point of view, makes for great reading. The chapters are written to reflect the different characters personalities adding extra depth to the story. it also added extra levels that keeps the reader guessing as to what is going to happen next. There were a couple of times during this book where I was convinced I knew what was going to happen next and then the story took a twist and something unexpected occurred. This is a very well written story that draws the reader in and keeps you hanging on right to the end. 

This story showed how someone in power can use their power to manipulate the system to get the end they desire, even if it is wrong.

The manipulative lengths the district attorney Randal Korn went to, too achieve his goal was impressive, he was determined to let nobody get in his way, he didn’t care who he had to take out to achieve his end goal as long as he achieved his goal. All he wanted was to send someone to the death penalty. 

The main characters in this book have their own unique personalities that show through adding further depth to the story. They each have their own stories that show through as they deal with the situation that is presented to them.

A very talented writer.

I highly recommend this book.

Themes: Murder.

Karen Colliver