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You Can't Hide

(Paterson & Clocks #4)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  450 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Discover a crime thriller full of shocking twists by one of the most exciting new authors you’ll read this year.


Albert Tanner, vicious psychopath and burner of men, is in the USA with unfinished business. Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson and Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks must find him first.

Their task is straightf
Kindle Edition, 296 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Joffe Books
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Louise Wilson
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DS Ray Paterson #4

Al et Tanner is a vicious psychopath. He's got unfinished business in USA. DS Ray Paterson and DI Johnny Clocks must hunt him down and bring him home. But a few events get in their way. Dragged into a world of high class sex parties, they discover an Albert Tanner they never knew existed.

There is a lot going on in this book. Paterson and Clocks are working with the FBI to try and find Tanner and take him back to the UK. The book is fast paced and gripping from the first page. I
Linda Strong

DS Ray Patterson, along with DI Johnny Clocks, Inspector Lyndsey Mullins and Wallace Young, former Commissioner of Police have landed at the New York City airport, planning to meet a couple of FBI agents. Their job is to track down Albert Tanner. He is a dangerous, savage psychopath who likes to play with fire.

Much to their distress, they learn that Tanner is somehow connect to a recent series of child deaths.

Paterson and his team feel they are being suffocated and prevented from going after Tan
Alyson Read
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once more we hit the ground running in this, the fourth book featuring Superintendent Ray Paterson and his team from London. Paterson is young, extremely wealthy and until recently was on a fast track to the top, whilst DI Johnny Clocks (nicknamed Timex or Thrush) is the complete opposite, loud-mouthed and brash having come up through the ranks but a loyal friend for life if he decides he likes you. I love the pair of them! I mean, who cares if they are a little more "Sweeney" than "pc" and thei ...more
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Paterson and Clocks are back so settle down and be ready for an adrenaline pumping read.

This is book 4 and although the books work as stand-alone you will enjoy it more if you read them in sequence. Unique characters and engaging story lines with twists and turns all the way through make for an intense page turner that I highly recommend for readers who like dark thrillers.

Paterson is a wealthy upper class Detective Superintendent who rose through the ranks via a fas
Sharon Rimmelzwaan
This book is the 4th in the series and you can read it without the others, but, in order to fully appreciate the characters and the flow of the story I would say read them in order. I thought it a solid storyline and with the drama expected from Patterson and Clocks. I thought the characters were that fully developed and of a depth you can almost think you know them as real people. I loved the humour of Clock's, the down to earth, working class officer who has seen it all and done it all! I look ...more
Another in the Patterson and Johnny Clocks series. Fast Paced and full of humour and one liners. This is the fourth book in this series but you can read it as a stand alone. Saying that I am sure once you have read this book you will want to search out the others. To find out how this unusual partnership began and be thoroughly entertained at the same time. Almost five stars and highly recommended.
I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC.
Mrs A. J. Turbfield
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
eXcellent read, brilliantly written and excitingly paced. A must for fans, this book follows

On beautifully from the last,and I will definitely be looking out for the next episode. A first class series.very entertaining.
Joanna Larum
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth in the Paterson and Clocks series from Steve Parker and I would recommend reading the first three in order to be able to enjoy this one to the full. Paterson and Clocks arrive in America, chasing Albert Tanner, the major criminal who has eluded them through the first three books. I love the character of Tanner with his theatrical dressing-up and his false eye, which he changes to fit the situation he is in. I love the idea of his ruby eye! Because of the work of Paterson and C ...more
booklover BEV
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must gripping read

D.S. Ray Paterson and D.I Johnny Clocks. Their aim is to track down Albert Tanner. But a child is involved with a deal from Tanner. Its a race against time for these guys. I just couldn't put it down. It's was so good. It's action packed and I loved the character Clocks with a good sense of humour. It's definitely a must read to all thriller readers. The story keeps you in suspense and that's what I like from the author's when reading thrillers. Well deserved star's from me
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'This is the first time that i have read a book by Steve Parker. This book had me turning the pages from start to finish, with plenty of twists and turns. Despite this being book 4 in a series, it really didn't matter. Fortunately i belong to Kindle Unlimited and will be able to read the other books in this series. Recommended.

My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy. This is my honest review, freely given.
Stephanie Jean
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of I’d like to thank Netgalley and Joffe Books for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book I’ve read written by the names author and I highly doubt it will be my last. This book kept my attention, from the start; left me in suspense right until the end. Definitely on the dark side with a dash of humour, which I can only imagine would be challenging, considering the books plot. Now to hunt for more novels written by Steve Parker.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This book was my first Steve Parker book and I enjoyed it!  It was a good thriller and fast paced.  This book is not the first book in the series I learned.  But I still enjoyed it very much.   Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson and Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks were good characters and I enjoyed the story enough I will probably go back and start at the beginning of this series.  *This book was given to me for free at my request from Netgalley and I provided this voluntary review.*
wendi wigham
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Across the pond

The hunt for paedophile and murderer Albert Tanner takes Patterson & Clocks to America, accompanied by Lyndsey & Wallace - Clocks policewoman girlfriend and former Chief of the British Police Force respectively.
Tanner greets them with exploding waste bins at JFK. The FBI who are liasing with the British officers, immediately call it a terrorist attackb whereas Patterson & Clocks try to explain it was a greeting for the brits from Tanner.
It seems that Ruby, Tanner's daughter has be
Allan Robson
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Policing on a different level

I really enjoy the stories of Patterson and Clocks and whilst pushing the credibility of their escapades somewhat, I am hooked on the humour albeit with somewhat violent episodes I look forward to the next.
T'Shura Sinclair
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very good book
Toni G
Oct 27, 2020 added it
3.5 stars It started to feel like the author didn't know how or when to finish the book. ...more
Joesaph Pedersen
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great books!

I absolutely love Ray and Clocks! All four of these books grabbed me from the beginning, and I can't wait for the 5th book!
Jane Malbut
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Goodies or baddies?

A good read about police but who like to do things their way while under the guise of being police
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting to the end
Once more we join Detective Ray Paterson in yet another nail-biting adventure, only this time the story is based in New York rather than the UK. The story starts with a big bang – quite literally – and goes on in a similar vein all the way through. There is plenty of action as Ray and his colleague, DI Johnny Clocks, go head to head with one of the toughest villains they have encountered so far. Following on from the previous book in the series, Ray and Johnny follow Albert Ta
i.s. wallace
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
An exciting read but don't think TOO much!

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting action romp! The storyline to me was a little far fetched but as long as you don't think too much and don't take it too seriously it is worth a read. It comes across as a reasonably well written story and it should be interesting to see where the series goes from here.
Samantha Thompson
Cheeky Cockney Johnny Clocks turns up at JFK with a psychopath to find. He already sounds like a nasty piece of work, mean to kids – and it gets worse – so although Clocks originally intends to do things the right way, all above board, things get tangled and he ends up doing it his own way.
Now bearing in mind, I haven’t read any of the other stories in the series, so perhaps that was a mistake on my part, but when I first started reading I wasn’t sure if it was a parody-thriller book. Th
Joyce Stewart Reviews
You Can't Hide
By Steve Parker

This is my first time reading a book by Steve Parker. This fast paced, heart racing, suspense filled, mystery crime thriller will have you quickly flipping the pages.It is full of twists and turns. Beware this is book 4 in a series, and would be best read in order. Fortunately i belong to Kindle Unlimited and will be able to read the other books in this series. I do Recommended reading this book as long as you can handle blood and violence. The first page in the bo
Nerys Roberts
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson and Detective Inspector John Clocks are in New York on the trail of Albert Tanner. They’re working with the FBI to apprehend Tanner and take him back to the UK. As soon as hey arrive in New York it is clear that Tanner knows they’re there as an incident occurs at JFK airport - a series of fire bombs in rubbish bins all go off at the same time. This complicates things for Paterson and Clocks as now Homeland Security are involved as they believe this was a ter ...more
Ruth Matheson
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another gritty no holds barred novel from Steve Parker. As usual, his descriptive style of writing brings a reality to the book which may not be to everyone's taste however I do enjoy it. The graphic details of the victims sit side by side with the London vocabulary/accent of Clocks and in this book is funny, as himself, Paterson and two others find themselves in New York chasing down their nemesis Albert Tanner. Clocks' use of his vernacular bamboozles his American colleagues and frequently ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book. It's nothing like the detective stories I've read so far because in this one we get to know the killer since the beginning. The plot is fast-paced and intriguing. Many characters and names (which usually confuses me) but presented in such a way that you can tell who is who. It has this movie-quality that I liked. I'd also say that teachers can use parts of the book to teach students differences between American and British language and culture. Especially Clocks' dialect was qu ...more
Angie F
Steve Parker's partnership of detectives Paterson and Clocks is a winning combination. This book sees the maverick cops head to New York to try to recapture crime boss Albert Tanner. A thriller dealing with criminals who are the dregs of humanity shouldn't be a place for humour but somehow this author manages to make it acceptable in a dark way. This is the fourth book in the series and although it can be read as a stand alone the reader will get a better understanding of the main characters if ...more
Brian Shuck
Book four is a well received gift and pulls no punches.

It's a credit to how well written these books are when I tell you I read them out of order, and isn't feel that anything is out of place.
Meet Paterson and Clocks two do the right thing coppers that would fit quite easily into the world of Regan and Carter. Perhaps they have a look of the flying squad running in their viens.
Book four finds the team over in the USA, chasing down nasty Golan from the burning men.
That's all I am,saying on the st
I want to say I liked that book but I did not, I didn't hate it though, I just wouldn't read it again.


British police go after a psychopath... I thought it'd be a great thriller full of suspense... Just not what I expected. I did like the language though and the darkness.

It is well written and the storyline isn't bad. I simply wasn't hooked.

ARC received through NetGalley. This is my honest review.
maxine jackson
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I have loved every book in this series & tried my best to wait patiently for the next book to come out. Love the characters, love the writing style & love the author. Eagerly awaiting the next book. Please tell me it will be released soon? Ray Patterson & Jonny Clocks, can't possibly be responsible for what was said in the final page??? These two are amazing, the sort of blokes I wish I knew.
Aileen  (Ailz) Grist
Paterson and Clocks go to the USA on the hunt for one-eyed Albert Tanner. Will the FBI ever recover. While struggling to understand what John Clocks is saying, they also have to try and keep up with them on the hunt. Who will win, this time?

As good as the previous books in the series, and I'm looking forward to the next one.
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