The Pain Tourist by Paul Cleave @PaulCleave @OrendaBooks

Out today is Paul Cleave’s latest thriller The Pain Tourist, a thriller set in Christchurch, New Zealand, and published by Orenda Books. I have just started it and am loving so far; I hope to have my review up by the end of this month. In the meantime below is the book blurb for The Pain Tourist, and a little about Paul Cleave.

Book Blurb (taken from https://orendabooks.co.uk/ )

How do you catch a killer…
When the only evidence is a dream?

James Garrett was critically injured when he was shot following his parents’ execution, and no one expected him to waken from a deep, traumatic coma. When he does, nine years later, Detective Inspector Rebecca Kent is tasked with closing the case that her now retired colleague, Theodore Tate, failed to solve all those years ago.

But between that, and hunting for Copy Joe – a murderer on a spree, who’s imitating Christchurch’s most notorious serial killer – she’s going to need Tate’s help. Especially when they learn that James has lived out another life in his nine-year coma, and there are things he couldn’t possibly know, including the fact that Copy Joe isn’t the only serial killer in town…

About Paul Cleave: (photo and blurb also taken from the brilliant Orenda website: https://orendabooks.co.uk/ – where you can also buy this author’s books – and probably loads of others whilst you’re there!)

Paul is an award winning author who often divides his time between his home city of Christchurch, New Zealand, where most of his novels are set, and Europe.

He’s won the New Zealand Ngaio Marsh Award three times, the Saint-Maur book festival’s crime novel of the year award in France, and has been shortlisted for the Edgar and the Barry in the US and the Ned Kelly in Australia.

His books have been translated into over twenty languages. He’s thrown his Frisbee in over forty countries, plays tennis badly, golf even worse, and has two cats – which is often two too many. 


Earlier this year I read The Quiet People by this author, which is why I jumped at the chance to read Paul Cleave’s new thriller. For my review click on the book cover.

All the best. Emma

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