The Cleaner 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 w

  • Title: The Cleaner
  • Author: Paul Cleave
  • ISBN: 9781451677799
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 hiJoe 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.

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    1. Wow!I have been wanting to read Paul Cleave for some time now, but The Cleaner being chosen for the Psychological Thriller Group read was just the impetus I needed.I will definitely be reading the rest of his books.The first chapter is one of the best I have read. It smacks of normality, and then WHAM! Joe, the Janitor for the Christchurch Police Department, is not your average Joe. He loves his job, but not for the reason you might expect. To the world, Joe appears "special"; slow, dull witted, [...]

    2. Joe is the janitor at the Christchurch Police Department in New Zealand. He is known as 'Slow Joe' by his employers who think he is mentally handicapped, but Joe is far from it. In fact, he is very intelligent and having his employers think he is slow is a major advantage for him. Joe gets told about various cases and the latest one being the one the media have dubbed the Christchurch Carver. Without giving out too much of the storyline away, I will say this was a very well written book and one [...]

    3. After I read Paul Cleave's newest book, Trust No One, and loved it, I decided to read all his books starting with his first, The Cleaner. This book is very different, but I did enjoy it. A warning for the squeamish, there is a LOT of violence, killing, and gore in this book.This book is about Joe, a serial killer who works as a developmentally challenged janitor in the police department. I'm not sure how Cleave did it, but he made me like Joe. It was interesting to see things through Joe, who so [...]

    4. Seven women in Christchurch, New Zealand have been brutally raped and murdered by a killer dubbed the "Christchurch Carver." The homicide squad, led by Detective Schroder, is working hard on the case and Joe - the police station's mentally challenged janitor - sometimes asks "Any new leads?" before getting Schroder his morning coffee. Joe has reason to be be interested because in reality HE'S the Christchurch Carver. Joe pretended to be disabled to get the cleaning job, and his vacant stare and [...]

    5. Disturbing and dark account of a serial killers reign of terror through Christchurch. Its a 1st person style account of Joe, a janitor for the local policestation who also happens to be The Carver. He lives this secret double life, and we are witness to his crimes and problems/delusions. A copycat killer appears, and throws his simiple life into chaos. I found some scenes a little too disturbing and graphic for my liking. The plot was very simple for the 1st half of the novel and didnt really ta [...]

    6. DNF at 72%The Cleaner starts out wonderfully. We follow along with a serial killer who works as a cleaner in the police station investigating him. He notices that one of the murders attributed to him isn't his, so he decides to hunt down this copycat and show them what he thinks of their cowardice! It's cool and demented and while the writing isn't the best thing I've ever listened to, the premise of serial killer hunting down a killer is always going to hold my interest. And then we got about h [...]

    7. It took me a little while to warm up to this book; however, once I did I had trouble putting it down. Although the author did not create the dark eerie setting I usually look for in a good thriller, the plot and the characters were extremely dark so it was definately my kind of read. However; the real reason I gave it a five star rating is because of the author's ability to make feel something I'm not even sure I want to admit to feeling. I actually liked and truly felt sorry for the main charac [...]

    8. This was one hell of a ride, a serial killer thriller unlike any I've read so far. The protaganist Joe is quite an interesting killer with a great sense of humor to boot. Told in both first person from Joe's perspective and third person from a co-worker's perspective, the story never fails to fascinate and the writing is superb as usual from Cleave. Dark and nasty with a particularly grisly scene no man will ever forget. A terrific ending that reveals a connection to Cleave's other books. Highly [...]

    9. I wasn't impressed with this book at all. The story is told mainly thru the voice of Joe, a serial killer known as the Christchurch Carver. Joe works as a cleaner for the police department. He obtained the job by pretending to be mentally retarded. He spies on the squad investigating the murders in order to stay one step ahead of them. The other voice heard is that of Sally, a fellow worker at the police department. She has a connection to Joe as she finds him resembling her late brother who was [...]

    10. Great book for our November book readingThis was a very interesting book and one that was chosen for the November book read at . I am glad that this book was chosen for it was very well worth the time and money spent on it

    11. The Cleanerby Paul CleaveThe Christchurch Noir Mystery Series Book #14.5 ★'sFrom The Book: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 [...]

    12. I’d never heard of Paul Cleave until it was a book selection for thePsychological Thrillers book group. Psychological thrillers are one of my absolute favorite types of books to read, but sometimes they’re a little challenging to find. I loved this book and this book alone has made me a newPaul Cleavefan.He is a master of character development.I’m not even kidding. I’ve never read characters that were this vivid. The characters were so distinct and real that I felt like I knew everything [...]

    13. In no time Joe, the cleaner, will start to grow on you—the irresistible attraction of the psychopath. They’re whoever you want them to be. THE CLEANER has the “juice” working for it. You’ll feel it coming through the pages. Talk about tension. And this one goes full-bore all the way to a chilling conclusion. You’ll see what I mean (heart in throat). Psychological Thrillers November 2015 Book of the Month/topic/show/

    14. This has one of the most gruesome torture scenes I've ever read. Men reading it will recoil in horror definitely not for the faint of heart. I almost felt sorry for Joe, but he's an evil serial killer with a perfect disguise. Another great novel by this author.

    15. After I recently read Paul Cleaves' latest book Trust No One, which I really enjoyed, I jumped at the chance to go back and listen to his first book, The Cleaner, which has recently been released on audio. I am so glad I did.Joe is a cleaner working in the police station where he is known as Slow Joe. Joe is also an intelligent serial killer, the Christchurch Carver, whom the police are desperately trying to catch. While spying on the police investigation, Joe discovers that he is being framed f [...]

    16. Un thriller pris à l’envers, du point de vue du tueur lui-même, qui, pour ne pas faire comme tout le monde va mener l’enquête ? Allez, soyons fous ! Joe Middleton nous entraîne dans son délire avec une efficacité redoutable. Le lecteur suit le mode de pensée de Joe, alias Joe-Le-Lent, officiellement homme de ménage intellectuellement déficient, et partage ses réflexions personnelles sur le monde qui l’entoure. On découvre une personnalité complexe et absolument flippante. Joe e [...]

    17. This is crime fiction on the black and bloody side. Paul Cleave creates extraordinary fictional characters. They are charming and chilling. His tight plotted story is moved by their actions and personalities.Joe is seeking a copycat killer. Joe knows that in addition to the serial killer the media has dubbed the Christchurch Carver there is someone else playing at being the killer.He knows because it is his crimes that have created the Christchurch CarverJoe has positioned himself in the best ad [...]

    18. The Cleaner is Christchurch, New Zealand based Paul Cleave's debut novel. Set in Christchurch where at one point Joe, the central character, muses that the biggest crime in Christchurch City - apart from the fashion and the Old English Architecture, glue-sniffing, too much greenery, bad driving, bad parking, lack of parking, wandering pedestrians, expensive shops, the winter smog, the summer smog, kids riding skateboards on footpaths, kids riding bikes on footpaths, old guys yelling Bible passag [...]

    19. Cleave has become my new favorite author. I love the rough-hewn characters and in-your-face style he presents his readers with. I have devoured all his novels featuring Detective Theodore Tate and so wasa little disappointed that “The Cleaner” is a stand-alone novel not featuring Tate. The disappointment lasted all of three chapters and by page forty six, I was so overcome by the pure evil of Joe the killer, the Christchurch Carver, I was tempted to look at the last page to be sure he is fin [...]

    20. THE CLEANERBy Paul CleaveJoe is not your average Joe. The people he works with at the police station call him ‘Slow Joe’. He is a member of the janitorial staff and he keeps all the offices and the squad rooms clean. But Joe is not really slow. He has perfected his act so finely tuned he even surprises himself. Joe is a serial killer. The worst kind of serial killer because he feels no remorse. He preys upon and kills women with such a ferocity that even the detectives attempting to solve th [...]

    21. This is Paul Cleave's first book; it is also the direct prequel to Joe Victim, his latest book which I read recently. Since I read the books the wrong way round I knew all the who-dunnits in this book but did not know the whys or hows. This did affect my enjoyment of the book and I do highly recommend you read the two books in the proper order! However, I enjoyed Joe Victim so much I just had to read the beginnings of his story. This (well both books) is a very unique take on the serial killer b [...]

    22. I couldn’t really figure out whether the main character, Joe, was a less gifted or extremely intelligent person. His actions are based on simple calculations and conclusions, and yet he is crafty and extremely pushy. At the same time his judgment is unrealistic and his relationship with women – especially his mother – is completely out of proportion. I’m sure a psychologist could create a rewarding career, if he dug into Joe’s personality.Paul Cleave has written a captivating crime nov [...]

    23. This is definitely a dark graphic tale of Joe, a slightly slow janitor at the police station, or at least that's what people think. In reality, he is using the guise to keep tabs on the police and also get info about a copy cat criminal who is stealing his thunder.The story is set in Christchurch and has one of the best opening chapters (or maybe a prologue) that I've read this year. I listened to the audio. There was a lot of graphic cringe-worthy scenes --- the kind where you look around to se [...]

    24. Joe jobbt er als Putzmann bei der Polizei. Er denkt daran, seine Fische zweimal täglich zu füttern und seine Mutter mindestens einmal pro Woche zu besuchen. Er stört sich kaum an den Nachrichten über den Schlächter von Christchurch, der - so wird behauptet - sieben Frauen umgebracht hat. Joe weiß, dass der Schlächter nur sechs getötet hat. Was er jedoch nicht weiß - noch nicht weiß - ist wer dieser Nachahmer ist. Aber Joe wird ihn finden; er wird ihn für die eine Tat bestrafen und ihm [...]

    25. Γραμμένο ως επί το πλείστον από το pov του δολοφόνου είναι άκρως ενοχλητικό, ενώ το χιούμορ ακριβώς επειδή είναι πολύ πετυχημένο καταντάει άβολο. Είναι καλογραμμένο παρόλο που από τη μέση και μετά η πλοκή ξεφεύγει από τον αρχικό στενό της κύκλο και η όποια αληθοφάνει πλατειά [...]

    26. Bir Stephen King, bir Jean-Christophe Grange kitabının yanından geçemese de cinayet romanları sevenler için hoş bir tercih olacağı kanaatideyimna Dexter'ın sevdiğim bir bölümünü hatırlattı. Kopyacı bir katil Dexter izleyenlere tanıdık gelecektir

    27. What a wild ride - twisted, evil, and witty! Review to follow. Merged review:What a wild ride - twisted, evil, and witty! Review to follow.

    28. A completely twisted story, with enough twists and turns to make you dizzy. Brilliantly plotted, very graphic, oddly funny and just amazing!

    29. PROTAGONIST: Joe Middleton, janitorSETTING: Christchurch, New ZealandRATING: 4.5Joe Middleton works as a janitor for the Christchurch (New Zealand) Police Department. Referred to as “Slow Joe”, few would suspect that he is anything other than a mentally challenged young man doing a job that suits his abilities. And absolutely no one would believe that he is the “Christchurch Carver”, a serial killer who has seven victims under his belt. Or so the police believe. Joe knows that he has onl [...]

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