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  • Published: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771418
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.00
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Joe Victim




The internationally best-selling author of The Cleaner brings back one of his most infamous characters, the Christchurch Carver, in this gripping new thriller.

The internationally best-selling author of The Cleaner brings back one of his most infamous characters, the Christchurch Carver, in this gripping new thriller.

In this long-awaited sequel to the acclaimed thriller The Cleaner, Joe Middleton, aka the Christchurch Carver, is in jail awaiting trial for a slew of murders he says he didn't commit. His only way out is to convince the psychiatrists assessing him that he wasn't of sound mind and can't be blamed for what he did. But that's the least of his worries. That's because there's no shortage of people who like the idea of seeing Joe dead, some of whom are in prison with him.

To get himself out of this mess, Joe has a desperate plan involving the disgraced ex-detective who put him away and a TV psychic who's looking to get rich. It's a long shot, but it had better work – because there's talk of bringing back the death penalty, and the Christchurch Carver is just the poster boy to make it happen.

  • Pub date: 31 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771418
  • Imprint: Bantam NZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • 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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