The Quiet People

by Paul Cleave

Crime and Mystery Thriller and Suspense

The Quiet People Synopsis

Suspicion is cast on two successful crime writers, when their seven-year-old son goes missing. Are they trying to show that they can commit the perfect crime? A mesmerisingly twisty, dark thriller from number-one bestselling author 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. 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781913193942
Publication date: 25th November 2021
Author: Paul Cleave
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 300 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Paul Cleave Press Reviews

'You may think you know where it's going, but you couldn't be more wrong. A true page-turner filled with dread, rage, doubt and more twists than the Remutaka Pass' Linwood Barclay

'Paul Cleave is an automatic must-read for me, and The Quiet People shows why - it grabbed me by the throat, shook me around, and left me breathing hard. Fantastic, and highly recommended' Lee Child

'Gripping from the first page and full of deliciously dark twists and turns. You can't be a true fan of crime fiction if you're not reading Cleave's books' Tom Wood

'The sense of dread builds unstoppably ... an intense, chilling read' Gilly Macmillan

'Uses words as lethal weapons' New York Times

'A cinematic, raging, rollercoaster of a plot with a wry humour ... The Quiet People is wildly entertaining and will keep you guessing right to the end' New Zealand Herald

'A superb novel from a champion storyteller' Crime Watch Praise for Paul Cleave

'Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end. Do yourself a favour and check him out' Simon Kernick

'Tense, thrilling, touching. Paul Cleave is very good indeed' John Connolly

'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

'Relentlessly gripping, deliciously twisted and shot through with a vein of humour that's as dark as hell' Mark Billingham

'An intense adrenaline rush from start to finish' S J Watson

'A riveting and all too realistic thriller' Tess Gerritsen

'A gripping thriller ...I couldn't put it down' Meg Gardiner

'This very clever novel did my head in time and again' Michael Robotham

'Cleave's whirligig plot mesmerises' People

'This thriller is one to remember' New York Journal of Books

'On almost every page, this outstanding psychological thriller forces the reader to reconsider what is real' Publishers Weekly - STARRED REVIEW

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