The Pain Tourist
by Paul Cleave
- Published:10 Nov 2022
- Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery,
- Thriller / suspense, Fiction in translation
A young man wakes from a coma to find himself targeted by the men who killed his parents, while someone is impersonating a notorious New Zealand serial killer ... the latest chilling, nerve-shredding, twisty thriller from the author of The Quiet People...
'Paul Cleave is an automatic must-read for me' Lee Child 'Riveting from start to finish.
Smart and twisty, this book will get under your skin' Liz Nugent 'Shocking and chilling. A literary ice plunge. I absolutely loved it' Helen Fields
'Almost three books in one! Multiple murders, dedicated detectives - past and present. Complex, detailed and oh, so clever' Sam Holland
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... _
'An absolute thrill ride. Precise and swift and a joy to read ... storytelling at its best' James Oswald