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Joe Victim

A Thriller

By Paul Cleave, 1974-

NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Sometimes reality can really get in the way of a good story.

Joe Middleton’s story is this: He doesn’t remember killing anyone, so there’ s no way a jury can convict him of serial murder. He calls himself Joe Victim, trying, as he awaits trial, to convince the psychiatrists that he wasn’t in control of his actions, trusting that the system will save him in the end.

But others know Joe as the infamous Christchurch Carver and they want to see him dead. There’s Melissa, Joe’s accomplice in one of the murders, who plans on shooting him on his way to the courthouse before he gets a chance to start talking. Then there’s Raphael, whose daughter was one of the Carver’s victims. Though he’s tried to move on with life as the leader of a counseling group for grieving family members, he’d like nothing more than to watch Joe pay. Finally there’s Carl Schroder, the ex-detective who locked Joe up and is determined to put things right for the case of his career.

To extract himself from this epic mess, Joe has come up with a desperate plan involving a television psychic who’s looking to get rich by making people believe just about anything. It’s a long shot, but it had better work before he becomes the poster boy for a death penalty that may be reinstated in New Zealand, which isn’t quite the dramatic ending he is hoping for…

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Book

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2013

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9781451677973


Format: Book
Author: Cleave, Paul, 1974-
Summary: In this psycho-thriller the infamous serial killer known as the Christchurch Carver is serving time in prison and may face execution. He's also the target of sinister forces inside and outside the prison.
Title: Joe Victim : a thriller / Paul Cleave.
Publisher Date: New York : Atria Paperback, 2013.
Subject: Serial murderers -- Fiction Death row inmates -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781451677973 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1451677979 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Cleave
Oclc: 816512772
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Bib Id: 452547

Format: Book
Author: Cleave, Paul, 1974-
Summary: In this psycho-thriller the infamous serial killer known as the Christchurch Carver is serving time in prison and may face execution. He's also the target of sinister forces inside and outside the prison.
Title: Joe Victim : a thriller / Paul Cleave.
Edition: First Atria paperback edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atria Paperback, 2013.
Description: 486 pages ; 21 cm
Subjects: Serial murderers -- Fiction
Subjects: Death row inmates -- Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
LCCN: 2013005568
ISBN: 9781451677973 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1451677979 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Cleave