THE BLURB: A new thriller from the Edgar-nominated author of Trust No One and Joe Victim about a blind teenager who receives new eyes through corneal donation and begins to see and feel memories that he believes belong to the previous owners a detective and a serial killer.
Joshua is convinced there is a family curse. It’s taken away his biological parents, robbed him of his eyesight, and is the reason his father Logan, the detective who raised him, is killed while investigating the homicide of a young woman. The suspect, Simon Bowers, is killed by Logan’s partner Ben, whose intentions are murkier than expected.
After this tragedy Joshua is handed an opportunity he can’t refuse: a new pair of eyes. But a mishap during the surgery leads to Joshua unknowingly getting one eye from his father, and the other from Simon. As Joshua navigates a world of sight, he gets glimpses of what his eyes might have witnessed in their previous life. Memories, truths, and lies Joshua discovers a world darker than the one he has emerged from. What else has he failed to see?
Meanwhile, Simon’s accomplice Vincent is bent on revenge, going after the loved ones of those involved in Simon’s death and Vincent is drawing closer and closer to Joshua.
MY THOUGHTS: OMG! I read the majority of A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave in one day with, I must add, my gut muscles clenched and the fingernails of my right hand firmly gripped between my teeth. And I DO NOT chew my fingernails!
Paul Cleave specialises in the ‘moral dilemma’, good cop frustrated with ‘the system’ taking things into his own hands in order to make the world a better/safer place. Add to this mix a bit of medical intrigue, in this case organ transplants, and you have the recipe for a great thriller.
Cleave’s bad guys are always chillingly evil, usually masquerading as a perfectly normal (or almost normal) members of society. His good guys (or gals as the case may be), are dedicated to their jobs, their families, their communities. They don’t like that after all their hard work catching the criminals, that the justice system is so lenient. They don’t like it that bad things happen to good people, and bad people just keep on doing bad things, and even worse things.
If you like a dark thriller, Paul Cleave is an excellent choice. Cleave is a New Zealand author from Christchurch in the South Island, the setting for his books. He is an author of whom we can feel justifiably proud.
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