Today I am thrilled to be kicking off the Blog Tour for this stunning new addition to the brilliant Paterson & Clocks series by Steve Parker. CHILD BEHIND THE WALL is book 6 in the series but they do work perfectly as stand alone.
Child Behind the Wall (Detective Ray Paterson #6)
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 10th September 2020
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Steve Parker
YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT THIS DOWN, PAGE AFTER PAGE OF ACTION AND CLIFFHANGERS. . .
4 a.m. on the outskirts of London
A police squad descend swiftly on a house, eager to exploit the rare opportunity of catching a burglar in the act.
Nothing could have prepared them for what they find.
From inside a room on the ground floor, comes the eerie sound of a woman singing, ‘the childmaker . . . the childmaker . . . beware the childmaker’.
Four officers break down the door to enter a darkened room. Their flashlights illuminate the body of a man with a knife in his chest and a bloody mess where his face should be.
Nearby, stands a small, thin woman. In her hand is a kitchen knife . . .
By the time, Detectives Ray Paterson and Johnny Clocks arrive at the scene, there is carnage.
But what is bricked up behind the wall is far, far worse.
A RACE-AGAINST-TIME THRILLER WHICH WILL HAVE YOU TOTALLY ADDICTED.
This is the sixth in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth.
Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Martina Cole.
I do love this series Steve Parker goes where other authors fear to tread. It is not for the feint hearted but if you like a gritty thriller that personifies the evil that lives among us then this book is definitely for you.
Paterson and Clocks started their working relationship hating each other. They are total opposites. Paterson is suave, sophisticated and rich whereas Clocks is rough around the edges and pretty tactless with it but inside is a big softie that you have to love. Despite having little in common they both share a common goal and that is to take down the baddies in any way they can and that often means disobeying rules and sometimes direct orders. The team is a mish mash of personalities but they all work brilliantly together supporting each other at all times.
A burglary is reported and the Police attending stumble into a horrific scene which they certainly weren’t expecting but when Paterson and Clocks arrive they find the devastation in the bedroom is not the only horror to be found in the house.
The investigation takes the team many miles as they try to work out what is behind the manic behaviour.
An absolutely gripping read that had me turning the pages all the way to the adrenaline pumping ending.
A big thank you to the author and Joffe Books for the advance digital copy of this book. These are my unbiased thoughts and opinions.
What readers are saying about STEVE PARKER’S BOOKS
“A must read for all crime thriller fans.” Viv
“A fast-moving action-packed thriller which will keep you enthralled from page one.”
“Another gripping, fast-paced and twisted caper for the most unorthodox police duo in UK fiction.” Donna
“Loved the book, Clocks makes me laugh out loud.” Aileen
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is a young and (thanks to family money) wealthy womaniser, separated from his model wife and tipped to be the youngest ever commissioner of police. He knows he’s weak when it comes to practical policing and struggles to find a place among his peers, desperate to be a good policeman and not just a ‘climber’.
Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks is a foul-mouthed, working-class officer. He grew up surrounded by rogues and villains to become a first-class thief taker with the Met police. However, his childish attitude has short-circuited his career and he spends his days antagonising as many people as he can.
Steve Parker is a retired police officer who served for 20 years in numerous high-profiles squads.
DETECTIVE RAY PATERSON
Book 1: THEIR LAST WORDS
Book 2: THE LOST CHILDREN
Book 3: THE BURNING MEN
Book 4: YOU CAN’T HIDE
Book 5: THEIR DYING BREATH
Book 6: CHILD BEHIND THE WALL
Steve Parker was born and raised in South East London (Camberwell and Peckham). At age twenty-one he joined the Metropolitan Police where he served for twenty years in numerous high profile squads before being pensioned out with a serious back injury.
Thankfully, he was blessed with a complete lack of DIY skills so was legitimately able to get away with swanning around the house doing bugger all, all day long. Finding himself with plenty of spare time and a deep desire to never work for anyone again, he dug out an old screenplay he’d written when he was still a policeman and set himself a challenge to turn it into a book which eventually became his debut novel ‘Their Last Words’.