Monday, September 11, 2017

The latest thrilling read from NZ's most successful contemporary crime writer

A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave
Published by Upstart Press, RRP $34.99

Joshua is convinced there is a family curse. It has taken loved ones from him, it has robbed him of his eyesight, and is the reason why his father is killed while investigating the homicide of a young woman.
Joshua is handed an opportunity he can't refuse: an operation that will allow him to see the world through his father’s eyes. As Joshua navigates a world of sight, he gets glimpses of what these eyes might have witnessed in their previous life. What exactly was his dad up to in his role as a police officer?
There are consequences to the secret life his father was living, and these consequences come in the form of a man hell bent on killing, consequences that bring this man closer and closer to Joshua.
Joshua soon discovers a world darker than the one he has emerged from…


‘Starting with a macabre setup, Cleave keeps upping the stakes till any scrap of plausibility is left far behind and only an increasingly effective series of hair-raising thrills remains.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Edgar-finalist Cleave makes an implausible, but very creepy, premise work in this powerful, thought-provoking novel…impressive crime thriller.’ Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 ‘A vivid, jangled exploration of mental illness, dark imagination, and the nowhere territory in between…. Cleave spins one nightmare scenario after another out of Jerry's homely malady, leaping with such fiendish élan between past and present tense and first-person, second-person, and third-person narration that you may wonder if you've killed someone yourself.’ Kirkus Reviews

About the author:
Paul Cleave is an award-winning author who often divides his time between his home city of Christchurch and Europe. His works have been bestsellers that been translated into over a dozen languages and have sold over a million copies.
He’s won the Ngaio Marsh Award three times, the Saint-Maur book festival’s crime novel of the year award, and has been shortlisted the Barry and the Ned Kelly.  He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar Award alongside Stephen King.
A Killer Harvest is his ninth novel.


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