The number of people that end up dead around Theodore Tate is astounding.
Paul Cleave has quickly risen to the top of my fave authors list. I have a quirky, eclectic taste in books, so that list isn't very long. I've read these books all out of order but that doesn't even matter to me-- that I get to read a deeply engrossing story is what matters to me.
Cleave makes me feel like I've left my comfortable couch here in Georgia and have traveled to ChristChurch, NZ (which seems as if it's coming apart at the seams, if not from the heat, from the multiple grisly murders that seem to occur on daily basis). I love recurring characters and Tate is a strong nail to hang a series of books upon. Every new book brings a continuance of Tate's journey from revered Detective to suspected murderer to skilled Private investigator.
As usual, Cleave provides vivid imagery, believable and realistic characters and a story line that moves so quickly, you have to read without blinking, for fear you'll miss something.
Cemetery Lake is still early in Cleave's career. I'm pleased to note that his style has matured and his books have become even better over time. Cannot wait to read his soon to be released Joe Victim!