The Cleaner

The Cleaner

Book - 2012
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A police department janitor named Joe investigates what is thought to be the seventh Christchurch Carver murder, except that Joe knows for certain that the latest homicide is the work of a copycat killer.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Atria books trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781451677799
1451677790
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 21 cm

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BS2736
Sep 07, 2015

I've read the comments already attributed to this book and can say that I wholeheartedly do not agree with them. This book is sexist and totally weird. I love murder mysteries and have read quite a few with the murderer as the primary protagonist but this one is not realistic. Why would detectives on this case not consider that someone on their 'patch' was closely (meaning someone working on the premises) monitoring their investigation? I love reading authors from other countries so I thought a NZ author might be interesting but not this guy!!!!

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gloryb
Aug 10, 2015

The beginning captured my interest immediately as it seemed to be a twist on the detective/thriller genre. This novel is told from the killer's point of view, but in a most unexpected manner and tone. Chapters alternate between two characters, but are easily distinguished as to who is telling the tale. I would be interested in sampling another novel to see if the writing style is the same.

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apheath
Dec 19, 2014

I need all in e audio

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jmdeinken
Dec 29, 2012

The first half of the book was a bit slow, but really laid the premise of the story. Couldn't put the book down as I neared the end and was totally blown away by how this book ended. 7 out of 10 stars for me.

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emway
Oct 23, 2011

An awesome book, dark and captivating - a must for all you murder mystery lovers out there!

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