Librarian Recommended Reads: Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave

Paul Cleave
Five Minutes Alone

The saying ‘give me five minutes alone with that person’ usually means someone wishes harm to another in retribution for a perceived slight or injustice, and that is the basis for Paul Cleave’s new novel Five Minutes Alone: a Thriller.

Paul Cleave, an award winning New Zealand author, is known for his very graphic writing and doesn’t mince words on any given subject – and this title is no different!

Theo Tate and Carl Schroder are two Christchurch detectives on the hunt for someone who is meting out revenge for victims of violent crimes with the intention of satisfying the ‘five minutes alone’ wish of the victims or their families. However, innocent people are dying, and most of the police force support the revenge acts, making for a difficult investigation. Plenty of twists and turns in this book!

Read by Adrienne

Find  Five Minutes Alone  in our catalogue

About the author:

Paul Cleave, NZ Author

Paul Cleave, NZ Author

“Paul Cleave is an internationally bestselling author who 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 work has been translated into fifteen languages. He has won the Ngaio Marsh award for best crime novel in New Zealand, he won the Saint-Maur book festival’s crime novel of the year in France, has been shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Barry Award in the US, and shortlisted for the Ned Kelly award in Australia.” (source Wikipedia)


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About HB Williams Memorial Library Staff

The HB Williams Memorial Library includes five community libraries and supports the multi-cultural community of Gisborne and the East Coast of New Zealand.
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