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Whatever It Takes
Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes

FICTION

424 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $19.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: April 2020

ISBN 9781988516905

Rights: US & CA

Upstart Press (Apr 2020)

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Overview

A crime thriller from the narrative powerhouse author of Trust No One

When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from.Finding the girl safe isn't enough to stop Noah from losing his job, his wife, and from being kicked out of Acacia Pines. He's told if he ever returns, he'll be put in jail and left there to rot.Now, 12 years later, comes a phone call.Alyssa is missing again and her father wants him to honour the promise he made to her all those years earlier - that he would never let anything bad happen to her again.To find her, Noah is going to have to head back to the pines, and come face to face with the past...You shouldn't miss Paul Cleave's newest and best thriller yet!Fans of Paul Cleave agree about his writing:"Readers following him through this season of Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers will feel the whole gamut right along with him."— Kirkus"[He] juggles all the elements with impressive ease. Darkly humorous references to horrific violence will resonate with Dexter fans."- Publishers Weekly - Starred Review"Tense, thrilling, touching. Paul Cleave is very good indeed." — John Connolly, NYT bestselling author"A riveting and all too realistic thriller. Cleave is a writer to watch."- Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author

Reviews

"On almost every page, this outstanding psychological thriller forces the reader to reconsider what is real." — Publishers Weekly starred review of Trust No One

"Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers." — Kirkus Reviews starred review of Five Minutes Alone

"Uses words like lethal weapons." —New York Times

"Tense, thrilling, touching. Paul Cleave is very good indeed." —John Connolly, author, The Unquiet

"A riveting and all too realistic thriller. Cleave is a writer to watch." —Tess Gerritsen, author, The Sinner

"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

"Most people come back from New Zealand talking about the the breathtaking scenery and the amazing experiences. I came back raving about Paul Cleave. These are stories that you won't forget in a while: relentlessly gripping, deliciously twisted and shot through with a vein of humour that's as dark as hell. Cleave creates fictional monsters as chilling and as charming as any I've ever come across. Anyone who likes their crime fiction on the black and bloody side should move Paul Cleave straight to the top of their must-read list." —Mark Billingham, author, Lazybones

"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, author, Before I Go to Sleep

Author Biography

Paul Cleave 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 novels have so far been translated into 20 languages. He has won the Saint-Maur book festival's crime novel of the year, has been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly award, the Edgar Award, the Barry Award, and has won the Ngaio Marsh award three times for NZ crime fiction.On top of praise from the press -"the next Stephen King," "uses words as lethal weapons," "a writer to watch," and "a rising star in the genre" - Cleave numbers among his fans top crime and thriller writers.•Mark Billingham wrote: "Most people come back from New Zealand talking about the breathtaking scenery and the amazing experiences. I came back raving about Paul Cleave."•John Connolly said that in Paul Cleave 'Jim Thompson has another worthy heir to his throne". ••The Lab's John Heath calls Cleave's writing "uncompromising, unpredictable, and enthralling."•Simon Kernick said "Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never like to finish. Do yourself a favour and check him out."•S.J Watson said "An intense adrenalin rush from start to finish. It'll have you up all night. Fantastic!"•Tess Gerritsen described his book as "A riveting and all too realistic thriller" and called him "a writer to watch."Don't miss any of his novels - The Cleaner, The Killing Hour, Cemetery Lake, Blood Men, Collecting Cooper, The Laughterhouse, Joe Victim, Five Minutes Alone, Trust No One, A Killer Harvest, and Whatever it Takes. You can follow him on his website, Paulcleave.com.