Sydney Bauer
Sydney Bauer

Move to StrikeMove to Strike


Perfect home, perfect family, perfect murder...


Doctor Jeffrey Logan, daytime TV’s most loved psychologist, has a top-rating talk show seen around the world - his picture perfect life completed by his talented lawyer wife, Stephanie Tyler, their 16-year-old daughter Chelsea, and 13-year-old J.T.


But this image of domestic bliss is shattered when Stephanie is killed instantly by a bullet from a big game rifle in the family’s pristine Beacon Hill kitchen – the consequences of her death catastrophic as Doctor Jeff confesses, despite all the evidence pointing decidedly towards his blood spattered son.


Now Boston criminal defence attorney David Cavanaugh faces his most gruelling case to date – as fate steps in to see him appointed to represent the man charged with murdering his old law school friend.


Cavanaugh soon realises that this family has a dark secret, but it may not be the one the popular Doctor Jeff insists on revealing to the world. With the Logan children unwilling to reveal what really happened, and Doctor Jeff always one step ahead of his defence team, Cavanaugh must race to uncover the truth, before more lives, including those closest to him, are lost.


Move To Strike Reviews:


Move To Strike by Sydney Bauer is the fourth book in the hugely popular defence attorney David Cavanaugh series, and if this one is anything to go by, we will be seeing Bauer’s name on many more page-turners. The novel deals well with its large volume of characters by personalising and differentiating each character’s voice. In the thick of the action, at a crime scene or in a courtroom, the prose is intense and flowing, the writing is razor-sharp and succinct.


This book keeps readers intrigued and entertained, not only with its ferocious plot twists but with the way we are observers to all sides of the story—from the legal to the forensic, each stage is expertly covered. This book will appeal to readers from all the sub-genres of crime,from Grisham to Connolly to Cornwell, there is something for everyone and no-one will be disappointed.
Australian Publisher and Bookseller


A perfect page-turner...Polished and suspenseful.

Australian Women's Weekly


I make no bones about declaring that Sydney Bauer is one of my favourite Australian writers. She has a distinct flair for plotting, a convincing series hero as well as realistic people in addition to the protagonist and a good command of the English language. This outing serves only to reinforce my positive impression of her. As always, the author presents people to her readers, people about whose fate the reader cares. She is not above twisting her story in ways the reader will find it difficult to anticipate. This is another opus from an Australian author who is well worth reading.
Denise Pickles, Mary Martin Bookshop


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