AN attractive nurse and her dishy teenage daughter flee her husband’s drug-trafficking past in Mexico and, in a witness protection deal, assume new identities in Spain.

But the Mob finds them and a hitman is hired to zap the mother.

But fate, in the form of a suicide bomber, sees the hitman whacked in the bomb blast — and he’s saved by his unsuspecting and intended victim.

That’s the start of You Cannot Hide, a 10-episode thriller on Netflix.

Most of the action takes place in Madrid and includes a kidnapping, a crooked politician, an obsessive photographer, some dedicated and often frustrated police, bribed customs officials and a lot of associated underworld stuff — plus a strong element of the L-word.

The original title was No te puedes esconder, which I assume translates to the equivalent of ‘You can’t get away, baby’ or something similar — but the storyline gets really busy and has a lot of characters.

It’s a lot to take in, but the story is fast-moving, the acting very good and every episode ends in a tantalising cliffhanger.

I planned to watch an episode per night, but usually ended up watching two or three on the trot.

The lead character is the nurse, played by Blanca Soto, who shares an executive producer role with several others. 

It’s an engaging yarn, easy to start watching and difficult to turn off.

And don’t be fooled by the Spanish language. Great dubbing has all the characters speaking perfect English throughout.

Watch it on Netflix!

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Final thoughts . . .

An engaging yarn, easy to start watching and difficult to turn off.

You Cannot Hide


Bill Buys, probably Australia’s longest-serving motoring writer, has been at his craft for more than five decades. Athough motoring has always been in his DNA, he was also night crime reporter, foreign page editor and later chief reporter of the famed Rand Daily Mail. He’s twice been shot at, attacked by a rhinoceros and had several chilling experiences in aircraft. His experience includes stints in traffic law enforcement, motor racing and rallying and writing for a variety of local and international publications. He has covered countless events, ranging from world motor shows and Formula 1 Grands Prix to Targa tarmac and round-the-houses meetings. A motoring tragic, he has owned more than 90 cars. Somewhat of a nostalgic, he has a special interest in classic cars. He is the father of Targa star Robert Buys, who often adds his expertise to Bill’s reviews.
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