Please take a moment to review Hachette Book Group's updated Privacy Policy: read the updated policy here.

The Cleaner

The Cleaner

‘Cleave uses words like lethal weapons’ New York Times Book Review

Dark, bloody, and gripping … classic noir fiction’ John Connolly

An international bestseller and one of the top-selling novels in New Zealand’s history, Paul Cleave’s dark thriller is a brilliant, bloody masterpiece.

Joe is in control of everything in his simple life – both his day job as a janitor for the police department and his “night work.” He isn’t bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women. Joe knows, though, that the Carver killed only six. He knows that for a fact, and he’s determined to find the copycat. He’ll punish him for the one, then frame him for the other six. It’s the perfect plan because he already knows he can outwit the police.

All he needs now is to take care of all the women who keep getting in his way, including his odd, overprotective mother and Sally, the maintenance worker who sees him as a replacement for her dead brother. Then there’s the mysterious Melissa, the only woman to have ever understood him, but whose fantasies of blackmail and torture don’t have a place in Joe’s investigation.
Read More

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 17th May 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781473664586

Reviews

The literary equivalent of standing on the street beneath a skyscraper watching a disturbed soul teeter on a ledge, threatening to jump
Kirkus Reviews
A damned good read
Crime Watch
Praise for Paul Cleave
-
Dark, bloody, and gripping ... classic noir fiction
John Connolly on <i>Blood Men
Paul Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end. Do yourself a favour and check him out
Simon Kernick