- Tapa blanda: 387 páginas
- Editor: Christchurch Noir Crime; Edición: Original (11 de diciembre de 2012)
- Colección: Christchurch Noir Crime
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1451677790
- ISBN-13: 978-1451677799
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The Cleaner (Christchurch Noir Crime) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 11 dic 2012
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"Paul Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end. Do yourself a favor and check him out."--Simon Kernick
"Relentlessly gripping, deliciously twisted and shot through with a vein of humor that's as dark as hell."--Mark Billingham
"An intense adrenalin rush from start to finish, I read The Laughterhouse in one sitting. It'll have you up all night. Fantastic!"--S.J. Watson
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An international bestseller and one of the top-selling novels in New Zealand’s history, Paul Cleave’s dark thriller is a brilliant, bloody masterpiece.
Joe is in control of everything in his simple life—both his day job as a janitor for the police department and his “night work.” He isn’t bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women. Joe knows, though, that the Carver killed only six. He knows that for a fact, and he’s determined to find the copycat. He’ll punish him for the one, then frame him for the other six. It’s the perfect plan because he already knows he can outwit the police.
All he needs now is to take care of all the women who keep getting in his way, including his odd, overprotective mother and Sally, the maintenance worker who sees him as a replacement for her dead brother. Then there’s the mysterious Melissa, the only woman to have ever understood him, but whose fantasies of blackmail and torture don't have a place in Joe’s investigation.
Originally published in 2006 in Cleave’s native New Zealand, where it was a finalist for the prestigious Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction, The Cleaner is a chilling and darkly funny thriller that will leave you clamoring for his next.
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In this book Joe works as a cleaner at the police station. He acts cognitively impaired so the detectives never consider he is anything other than what he appears. It never occurs to them that he is the Christchurch Carver, so he has easy access to files and evidence as he goes from room to room, cleaning.
The narration alternates between the first person narrative of Joe peppered with flashbacks to his past, and occasional third person chapters that focus on Sally, a young woman who works at the department and feels pity, and possily affection, for Joe. His voice is consistent and creepy. We hear his thoughts constantly, on every subject, and it reminds you that you REALLY don't know the person standing next to you on the elevator. It's an unsettling book., and ai can't imagine it was easy to inhabit this character.
What sets this thriller apart is that Joe does not have smooth sailing in his activities. Aside from Sally's well meaning but intrusive actions, Joe meets another woman who is not what she seems, who also interferes with his plans. Poor Joe!.
This book really reminded me of Jo Nesbo's Headhunters, another noir novel filled with unexpected twists and turns, and some wry humor. Cleave takes the well loved serial killer story and gives it a few original twists that work well.
There is a LOT of killing and it is heartless, cold and moderately graphic. The matter-of-fact way Joe talks about his activities and victims is disturbing, but if you can handle it the ending is pretty satisfying.
I can't wait to read more of Cleave's work. Excellent noir, and set in NZ, which is pretty cool. I don't think I've read any other mysteries set in the land of the kiwi.
About The Cleaner: The story is told from the point of view of the serial killer. This story wasn't as dark as the other two for a few reasons. First, there is a twisted humor throughout this book. And since the main character is a murderer, I didn't get really invested in hoping things turned out well for him, nor did I feel bad whenever things didn't go his way. However, I didn't dislike him at all. His relationship with his mother is very entertaining and totally in keeping of what the profilers often say about serial killers. As is his relationship with his pets. Overall, an extemely enjoyable read!
I give it three stars because I think this is a very talented writer, and I'd definitely be interested in reading more of his work if he takes a turn away from this perspective.