Whoop! Whoop! Yes it’s a new author joining #TeamOrenda and I could not be more excited! Paul Cleave is an award winning New Zealand writer with an incredible track record and now he’s joining the best book team there is! Paul’s first outing with Orenda Books will be with his highly acclaimed book, The Quiet People. Let’s take a look at what it’s about:
Suspicion is cast on two successful crime writers, when their seven-year-old son goes missing. Are they trying to show that they can commit the perfect crime? A memserisingly twisty, dark thriller from number-one bestselling author Paul Cleave…
‘A cinematic, raging, rollercoaster of a plot with a wry humour … The Quiet People is wildly entertaining and will keep you guessing right to the end’ New Zealand Herald
‘A superb novel from a champion storyteller’ Crime Watch
‘Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end. Do yourself a favour and check him out’ Simon Kernick
Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful New Zealand crime writers, happily married and topping bestseller lists worldwide. They have been on the promotional circuit for years, joking that no one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living.
So when their challenging seven-year-old son Zach disappears, the police and the public naturally wonder if they have finally decided to prove what they have been saying all this time…
Are they trying to show how they can commit the perfect crime?
Electrifying, taut and immaculately plotted, The Quiet People is a chilling, tantalisingly twisty thriller that will keep you gripped and guessing to the last explosive page.
Sounds completely delicious, doesn’t it? If you think I’m excited about this book, look at what others have had to say about Paul’s writing!
Praise for Paul Cleave
‘Tense, thrilling, touching. Paul Cleave is very good indeed’ John Connolly
‘Compelling, dark, and perfectly paced, New Zealand writer Cleave’s psychological thriller explores the evil lurking in us all, working relentless magic until the very last page’ Booklist
‘Relentlessly gripping, deliciously twisted and shot through with a vein of humour that’s as dark as hell’ Mark Billingham
‘Uses words as lethal weapons’ New York Times
‘An intense adrenaline rush from start to finish’ S J Watson
‘A riveting and all too realistic thriller’ Tess Gerritsen
“A gripping thriller …I couldn’t put it down’ Meg Gardiner
‘This very clever novel did my head in time and again’ Michael Robotham
‘Cleave’s whirligig plot mesmerises’ People
‘This thriller is one to remember’ New York Journal of Books ‘On almost every page, this outstanding psychological thriller forces the reader to reconsider what is real’ Publishers Weekly – STARRED REVIEW
The e-book is out on 25th September and the paperback in November. Pre-orders are open.
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. You can find Paul on Twitter @PaulCleave, and his website is here: paulcleave.com.