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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771371
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $26.00

Cemetery Lake




A heart-thumping, no-holds-barred murder-mystery that keeps you guessing until the very last page.

A heart-thumping, no-holds-barred murder-mystery that keeps you guessing until the very last page.

Some secrets won't stay buried . . .

A standard exhumation becomes anything but for private investigator Theodore Tate when bodies begin bubbling to the surface of the cemetery lake. Tate knows he has to let it go and let his former colleagues in the police deal with it. But when the coffin is opened and its occupant is not the old man supposed to be inside, he knows he cannot walk away. But he cannot let the police keep digging, because they are getting dangerously close to digging up the real truth: the truth about him.
With the evidence mounting against him, Tate must use his skills to stay ahead of the police and out of jail in order to find a killer. A killer on a mission - a person who will kill again and again - a person who will turn Tate into the very man he despises.

From the author of The Cleaner and The Killing Hour, this is Cleave's most terrifying and chilling thriller to date. It will keep you guessing to the very last page.

  • Pub date: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771371
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Paul Cleave

Paul Cleave lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, where all of his novels are set. His first novel, The Cleaner, was published to outstanding reviews. It has subsequently become an international bestseller, selling over 250,000 copies, and was the top-selling crime thriller title for 2007 on amazon.de in Germany. It was also shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing. Cemetery Lake, Paul's third novel, hit the New Zealand bestseller list on its release in 2008, following 2007's The Killing Hour.
For more information visit www.paulcleave.com.

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Praise for Cemetery Lake

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

Simon Kernick

“Dark, bloody, and gripping . . . In Paul Cleave, Jim Thompson has another worthy heir to his throne.”

John Connolly

“Most people come back from New Zealand talking about the the breathtaking scenery and the amazing experiences. I came back raving about Paul Cleave. These are stories that you won’t forget in a while: relentlessly gripping, deliciously twisted and shot through with a vein of humour that’s as dark as hell. Cleave creates fictional monsters as chilling and as charming as any I’ve ever come across. Anyone who likes their crime fiction on the black and bloody side should move Paul Cleave straight to the top of their must-read list.”

Mark Billingham


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