The Pain Tourist

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This dream doesn’t feel like a dream.

He tries to lift his head. Can’t do it.

There is a doorway to his left, and beyond it a brightly lit corridor. Somebody walks past – a nurse …

James Garrett was critically injured when he was shot following his parents’ murder, and no one expected him to waken from a deep, traumatic coma. When he does, nine years later, Detective Inspector Reecca Kent is tasked with closing the case.

But between that, and hunting for a murderer on a spree, she’s going to need help … especially when they learn that James has lived out another life in his nine-year coma, and there are things he couldn’t possibly know.

Praise for The Pain Tourist

‘Paul Cleave is an automatic must-read for me’ Lee Child

‘Perfectly paced, clever and compelling’ Michael Robotham

‘Cleave writes the kind of dark, intense thrillers that I never want to end’ Simon Kernick

‘More twists than the Remutaka Pass’ Linwood Barclay

‘Uses words as lethal weapons’ New York Times

Additional information


Paul Cleave


Upstart Press





Publication Date

10 November 2022