His Favourite Graves

His Favourite Graves

Paperback Published on: 09/11/2023
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Desperate for reward money – and to rescue his marriage – an embattled sheriff takes incalculable risks to find a missing boy. An edge-of-your-seat, twisted and twisty thriller from New Zealand's King of Crime.   `Moves at a furious pace, even as the walls close in … everything you want from a thriller and it leaves you gasping´ Helen Fields   `Paul Cleave is an automatic must-read for me´ Lee Child   ‘Electrifying’ Crime Monthly magazine   ‘Our sympathies to swing one way and then the other, and the final twist is clever’ Literary Review   _____________   To catch a killer… Maybe you've got to be one…   Acacia Pines, USA. Sheriff Cohen's life is falling apart – his father accidentally burned down the retirement home, his wife has moved out, and his son is bullying other kids at school. When high-school student, Lucas Connor, is abducted, Cohen sees a chance to get his life back on track – to win back his wife and scoop the reward money offered for Lucas's safe return.   But as the body count rises, it becomes clear that Cohen's going to have to make the kind of decision from which there's no coming back … a decision with deadly consequences…   A furiously paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller exposing the dark underbelly of small-town life, His Favourite Graves is also a twisted and twisty story of father-and-son relationships, and the one last gamble of a desperate man to save everything…   _____________   `Uses words as lethal weapons´ New York Times   Praise for Paul Cleave   `Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end´ Simon Kernick   `A true page-turner filled with dread, rage, doubt and more twists than the Remutaka Pass´ Linwood Barclay   `Smart and twisty, this book will get under your skin´ Liz Nugent   `Merits comparison with the work of Patricia Highsmith´ Publishers Weekly   `The sense of dread builds unstoppably´ Gilly Macmillan   `Genuinely haunting and lingers in the memory´ Daily Mail   `Full of ideas and intelligence´ Literary Review   `A true page-turner´ Guardian   `Nerve-shredding' Crime Monthly   `Tense, thrilling, touching´ John Connolly   `This very clever novel did my head in time and again´ Michael Robotham   `This thriller is one to remember´ New York Journal of Books

  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • ISBN: 9781914585883
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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His Favourite Graves
Disturbing and shocking crime thriller
"His Favourite Graves" is a book about the nature of fathers and sons. It might not initially be apparent, but Paul Cleave's latest thriller is very much a... READ MORE
Wil Carpenter
His Favourite Graves
Police procedural set in fictional small town USA
The author has a very cinematic writing style, and as a reader it is easy to see the story evolving in 3-d. At the heart of this novel are a series of dysf... READ MORE
His Favourite Graves
Dark gritty thriller
4.5⭐️ A dark gritty crime/ psychological thriller set in New Zealand. In a small town Sheriff Cohen’s life is falling apart, his father who has dem... READ MORE
Lesley Lloyd
His Favourite Graves
His Favourite Graves
Well... this is my first Paul Cleave read (despite hearing lots of good things about others and having 2 in my TBR mountain!) but if they are anything like... READ MORE
Karen Royle-Cross
His Favourite Graves
Twisty page turner
This is the first book I have read by this author and I quite like the style of writing. This book was unusual in that each chapter was told in the first p... READ MORE
Angie Petty
His Favourite Graves
Dark, twisty, gripping
This was my first book by this author but won't be my last. It was a gripping yet gritty read following Sheriff Cohen as he investigates the abduction of L... READ MORE
Amanda Holyoak
His Favourite Graves
Just brilliant
His Favourite Graves is a difficult book to review because there are features I want to rave about - but to explain exactly why would reveal too much about... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
His Favourite Graves
His Favourite Graves - A brilliantly dark read
My review for His Favourite Graves by Paul Cleave It took me a while to get into this book but once I got into it, I loved it! It was deliciously dark, ... READ MORE
Karolyn Warrent
His Favourite Graves
A must read!
OMG. What on earth did I just read?! All the stars for this intense, menacing and mind-blowing thriller. Utterly addictive and unputdownable, His Favourite... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
His Favourite Graves
One decision can ruin your life …
I was lucky enough to pick up a proof of this book at a crime festival last year; I’m not really sure why it has taken me so long to read it. Acacia Pin... READ MORE
Deb Day
His Favourite Graves
Enthralling and tense with lots of twists!
I've read all of Paul Cleave's previous novels, and I was excited to get into His Favourite Graves. We start off with the abduction of a schoolboy, Luca... READ MORE
Judith Wright