The Quiet People by Paul Cleave
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 twisted thriller that will keep you gripped and guessing to the last explosive page.
This is a masterpiece, hooked from the first page, I know a lot of reviews start like this but, I don't say it lightly I really loved this book!!, my first by the author, and I'm happy to say it's right up there top of my all-time greatest books!!. Read it in only 2 days, and stayed up late!! (good thing I'm retired, lol). An outstanding and original book.
I feel for Cameron, so many things happening to him, after a botched trip to the fair, Cameron's son Zach (a very difficult child at best) threatens to run away from home, Cameron thinks he's joking and suggests he packs a bag with food and some clothes.
The next morning, Zach can't be found anywhere, did he really leave home by himself or did someone take him?. And so every parent's nightmare begins...
It's a fast-paced/dark twisty thriller, you may think you can read the author's mind and read between the lines guess where the story is heading but, oh no you're so, so wrong believe you me!!. The ending is totally unexpected!!.
Very highly recommended, actually you HAVE you read it!!
Paul Cleave is an internationally bestselling author who is currently dividing his time between his home city of Christchurch, New Zealand, where all of his novels are set, and Europe, where none of his novels are set. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. He has won the Ngaio Marsh award for best crime novel in New Zealand, he won the Saint-Maur book festival's crime novel of the year in France, has been shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Barry Award in the US, and shortlisted for the Ned Kelly award in Australia. When he's not writing, he spends his time swearing on a golf course, swearing on a tennis court, or trying to add to his list of 25 countries where he's thrown his Frisbee.
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