Title: Cleaner, The
Authors: Cleave, Paul
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 427
Year: 2006
Language: English
Description: Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including both his day job at the police department and his 'night work'. He is not bothered by news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women; for Joe knows the Carver only killed six. Joe knows that for a fact, and he is going to find the copy-cat killer. He is going to punish him for the one murder, then frame him for the other six. NZ Interest. [Larger font]

Comments from Groups:

As a group some didn't want to finish it. On the other hand some couldn't put it down. The discussion was very worthwhile in that we were able to get more from [the book]. Christchurch 078

Intirguing book, cleverly written - a little too graphic for some of our members to read. Ohaupo 001

A genre new to some of us and we surprised ourselves how much we enjoyed it. More spooky for those familiar with Christchurch. Nelson 027

Divided opinion. Appreciated the humour. Disturbing for some, simplistic for others. Very readable, although some found it a little long-winded. Christchurch 220

Group consensus was positive. Loved the narration style and the familiar setting. Christchurch 253

Despite the disturbing content, it really kept the reader interested and wanting to find out what happened 'in the end'. A compelling read! Whanganui 009

For most this book was a different experience. Very well written with great control of the material, and an interesting study of a serial killer's mind. Hamilton 003

Categories: Fiction - New Zealand, Suspense/Thriller, Blind Foundation book


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By: NELS 064 2019-02-20 14:58:38
This story was enjoyed by all, especially those that like a good crime/thriller. It was a bonus that it was a New Zealand book, with references to Christchurch drawing discussion.

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