Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review of SLAUGHTERED AS THEY SLEPT. This is a new addition to the brilliant Paterson & Clocks series and is an adrenaline pumping read I couldn’t put down.
SLAUGHTERED AS THEY SLEPT
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 25th February 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Steve Parker
Discover a crime thriller full of shocking twists by one of the most exciting authors you’ll read this year.
Meet Paterson and Clocks. The police detectives who never play by the rules.
YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT THIS DOWN, PAGE AFTER PAGE OF ACTION AND CLIFFHANGERS . . .
Paterson and Clocks are faced with a horrific crime scene. A mother lies brutally murdered in her ransacked home. Beside her are the bloodstained bodies of the two police officers who were first on the scene. In the bedroom are the victim’s two children, a six-year-old boy and a baby, slaughtered as they slept.
And then comes the sound of breaking glass from the next room.
The killer is still there . . .
Meanwhile, married life is not turning out as Clocks had hoped, and his newly-discovered son has just given him some very bad news . . .
A RACE-AGAINST-TIME THRILLER WHICH WILL HAVE YOU TOTALLY ADDICTED.
Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Martina Cole.
READERS LOVE SLAUGHTERED AS THEY SLEPT:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Boy, what a read! Impossible to put down. Loved it!’ Peggy B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Just might be the best Mr Parker has penned yet.’ Joyce F.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved it. Laughed out loud and gasped with shock and horror.’ Aileen G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Clocks and Paterson are back. I just love their outrageous antics and banter . . . An enjoyable and shocking thriller.’ Carol S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Had me glued to my Kindle!’ Debbie B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I love these two characters . . . A fantastic book that was well worth waiting for.’ Booklover Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you are a fan of thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting to finish in one sitting, this is the book for you.’ Gail A.
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is a young and (thanks to family money) wealthy womaniser. He was recently widowed under tragic circumstances. 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.
Paterson and Clocks are back in this adrenaline pumping addition to the series. These books may not be for the faint hearted but they definitely ARE for me. I have loved every single book and have watched this partnership of very lovable rogues put their lives on the line to take down the bad guys in whatever way they can.
The book begins with the heinous murder of a mother and her 2 young children. It soon becomes clear that they have a sadistic killer on their hands, a very fit and agile killer that challenges even the very fit Paterson.
Paterson and Clocks have suffered during their efforts to clean up Bermondsley as the series progresses we realise that each case affects both of them and also their team but they can’t and won’t give up. Being a team means they stick together and have each others’ backs but have they gone too far this time?
The suspense begins on the first page and doesn’t let up. Adrenaline pumping twists and turns all the way through keep the reader turning page after page. There is no let up this is like a non-stop roller coaster ride like you have never seen. WOW!
And as always and ending you definitely won’t see coming. Mind-blowing.
Absolutely brilliant! Definitely one of the best books I have read in a long time. 5 stars from me.
Steve Parker was born and raised in south east London. At age twenty-one he joined the Metropolitan Police where he served for twenty years in numerous high profile squads before injury forced him out.
On leaving the police he took up an enforcement job with a local authority until being made redundant. Once the dust had settled, he decided he’d had enough of enforcement work and decided that early retirement looked good.
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 the book which eventually became his debut novel Their Last Words introducing Detectives Paterson & Clocks.
He currently lives in the windier part of East Sussex with his wife and the laziest Cockapoo you’ve ever seen.
At the moment, there are six books in the series.
BOOKS BY STEVE PARKER
DETECTIVE RAY PATERSON SERIES:
THEIR LAST WORDS
THE LOST CHILDREN
THE BURNING MEN
YOU CAN’T HIDE
THEIR DYING BREATH
THE CHILD BEHIND THE WALL
HIS MOTHER’S BONES
DEAD ON DELIVERY
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