A Killer Harvest – Paul Cleave

How have I not picked up a Paul Cleave book before?

A big thanks to Atria Books for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review!

A KILLER HARVEST by Paul Cleave – released on August 1st!

This was an August #CJSReads2017 title – so check back later for our collective thoughts (spoiler, we all loved this one!)

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

As another shock, I haven’t read any Paul Cleave before (first Mary Kubica, then Karin Slaughter, and now this!) I will definitely be picking up more of his books. A KILLER HARVEST is about Joshua who is blind, but after receiving a new pair of eyes he quickly realizes that something has gone horribly wrong.

Joshua is a teenage boy who is convinced that he is cursed. His biological parents are gone, he is blind, and his father, Logan, a detective that took him in is killed. Logan was a detective working on a homicide case – Simon Bowers was the suspect of the young woman’s death. The investigation ends in tragedy, with both Logan and Simon being killed.

After all is said and done, Joshua is presented with the opportunity to get a new pair of eyes. Of course he can’t turn this down. However, there was a mishap during surgery and he ended up receiving an eye from Logan and one from Simon. Talk about crazy! As he adjusts to life with sight, he begins to get murky visions of what he believes to have been witnessed in their previous lives. Now Joshua must try to distinguish between what is truth and what are lies. Is he really seeing memories from the previous owners? As he tries to make sense of all of this, he realizes that he’s in grave danger. Vincent, Simon’s old partner, is hell bent on seeking vengeance for his partner’s death. Is Joshua the new target?

This medical thriller meets sci-fi was packed with action! The characters are complex and well developed. The book is told from the perspective of Joshua, despite the narrator being a teenager, there isn’t a YA feel. This novel has a fast pace and you’ll find yourself binging on this one in one sitting (if I hadn’t had plans where I had to leave the book at home, I definitely would have!). I loved how everything tied in at the end, lately it seems like some thrillers have a lackluster ending or a predictable one, not this one! The idea of cellular memory is eerie. Is this possible? Cleave does a great job making this story feel real and make the reader question these medical possibilities. Reminded me of the Jessica Alba movie, The Eye (only she saw ghosts).

If you want a page turning and addictive thriller, then look no further! A KILLER HARVEST needs to be on your TBR list for the summer.

 

Now, what’s the next Paul Cleave book I should pick up?

–Jess

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