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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771425
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $26.00

Five Minutes Alone




In this gripping new thriller from Paul Cleave, someone is giving victims and their loved ones their 'five minutes' to exact revenge.

In this gripping new thriller from Paul Cleave, someone is giving victims and their loved ones their 'five minutes' to exact revenge.

Theodore Tate returns in the latest thriller from bestselling international crime writer Paul Cleave.
Back in the police force and with his wife Bridget out of hospital, Tate looks to be getting his life on track. Meanwhile, his former detective partner Carl Schroder is finding life a little more challenging. The bullet he took in the head six months ago hasn't killed him . . . but it's left him with time on his hands.

When the body of a convicted rapist is found, obliterated by an oncoming train, and other criminals begin to disappear, it seems somebody might be helping their victims exact revenge. There's a common plea from victims' loved ones: when you find the man who did this, give me five minutes with him. And that's what someone is doing.

But then innocent people start to die, and Tate and Schroder find themselves caught up in a dangerous cat and mouse chase that only one of them can win.

  • Pub date: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771425
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • 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 Five Minutes Alone

“'Cleave's masterful plotting skills are matched with superior pacing and characterization.' – Publishers Weekly”

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“'A gripping thriller from beginning to end.' – Booklist”

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“'Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers.' - Kirkus”

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“'You need only settle into the first few pages of a Paul Cleave novel to sense that you're in the hands of a master storyteller .... Those who come to Cleave for the first time with Five Minutes Alone will be hunting out the back catalogue. It simply delivers.' – John McCrystal, NZ Books”

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