The Pain Tourist (10th November 2022)

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James Garrett was critically injured when he was shot following his parents’ execution, and no one expected him to waken from a deep, traumatic coma.

When he does, nine years later, Detective Inspector Rebecca Kent is tasked with closing the case that her now retired colleague, Theodore Tate, failed to solve all those years ago. But between that, and hunting for Copy Joe – a murderer on a spree, who’s imitating Christchurch’s most notorious serial killer – she’s going to need Tate’s help … especially when they learn that James has lived out another life in his nine-year coma, and there are things he couldn’t possibly know, including the fact that Copy Joe isn’t the only serial killer in town…

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A young man wakes from a coma to find himself targeted by the men who killed his parents, while someone is impersonating a notorious New Zealand serial killer … the latest chilling, nerve-shredding, twisty thriller from the author of The Quiet People…

‘Paul Cleave is an automatic must-read for me’ Lee Child

‘You can’t be a true fan of crime fiction if you’re not reading Cleave’s books’ Tom Wood

‘Uses words as lethal weapons’ New York Times

James Garrett was critically injured when he was shot following his parents’ execution, and no one expected him to waken from a deep, traumatic coma.

When he does, nine years later, Detective Inspector Rebecca Kent is tasked with closing the case that her now retired colleague, Theodore Tate, failed to solve all those years ago. But between that, and hunting for Copy Joe – a murderer on a spree, who’s imitating Christchurch’s most notorious serial killer – she’s going to need Tate’s help … especially when they learn that James has lived out another life in his nine-year coma, and there are things he couldn’t possibly know, including the fact that Copy Joe isn’t the only serial killer in town…

Praise for Paul Cleave:

‘The sense of dread builds unstoppably in this gripping page-turner … an intense, chilling read’ Gilly Macmillan

‘You may think you know where it’s going, but you couldn’t be more wrong. A true page-turner filled with dread, rage, doubt and more twists than the Remutaka Pass’ Linwood Barclay

‘A true page-turner, with an intriguing premise, a rollercoaster plot and a cast of believably flawed characters’ Guardian

‘An absolute BELTER of a book …

I’d forgotten how good Paul Cleave is!’ Sarah Pinborough

‘The psychological depth of the leads bolsters the complex plot. This merits comparison with the work of Patricia Highsmith’ Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

‘Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end. Do yourself a favour and check him out’ Simon Kernick

‘Tense, thrilling, touching. Paul Cleave is very good indeed’ John Connolly

‘An intense adrenaline rush from start to finish’ S J Watson

‘A riveting and all too realistic thriller’ Tess Gerritsen

‘A gripping thriller …I couldn’t put it down’ Meg Gardiner

‘This very clever novel did my head in time and again’ Michael Robotham

‘Cleave’s whirligig plot mesmerises’ People

‘This thriller is one to remember’ New York Journal of Books

 

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781914585487

Author

Cleave, Paul

Publisher

Orenda Books

Binding

Paperback

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