An intense adrenalin rush from start to finish, I read The Laughterhouse in one sitting. It'll have you up all night. Fantastic!
This dark, gripping thriller, the latest in the Tate saga, is as hardboiled as it gets. The surprise ending suspends all disbelief. Like a TV series that ends its season on a cliff hanger, you won't want to wait until next year. This will leave the reader clamoring for the next book in the series
A wonderful book ... The final effect is that tingling in the neck hairs that tells us an artist is at work
Cleave's horrific narrative takes no prisoners, with the bloody action relentlessly ricocheting around Christchurch at a pace that leaves the detectives near collapse ... An intense and bloody noir thriller, one often descending into a violent abyss reminiscent of Thomas Harris, creator of Hannibal Lecter
Piano wire-taut plotting, Tate's heart-wrenching losses and forlorn hopes, and Cleave's unusually perceptive gaze into the maw of a killer's madness make this a standout chapter in his detective's rocky road to redemption