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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.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143771418

    July 31, 2017

    Bantam NZ

    448 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • EBook

    9781742539355

    August 21, 2013

    Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)

    448 pages

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Collecting Cooper
The Killing Hour
Blood Men
Cemetery Lake
The Cleaner

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