Alfie Hook is enjoying a sneaky fish and chips supper when he is stabbed to death in his van. He is the husband of a local woman who has only just got out of prison for serious crimes. The police believe his death is linked to his wife’s activities until another body is found…
Death at Paradise Park is the second book to feature DS Ashley Knight and I have previously read and reviewed the first book Death on Cromer Beach. It is a mix of police procedural and detective thriller.
Ashley and her team are still negotiating their professional relationships as begun in the first book. We are dropped straight into the action as we find Alfie treating himself to a takeaway. The description in the opening chapter made me like him so it was a shock when he was then killed! The author has a way of writing characters that brings them to life and makes them feel genuine.
A murder investigation is launched and it becomes clear that the affable Alfie could have been caught in the criminal drama of his wife Jackie. Then another body is found at a caravan park close by and the dynamic of the investigation changes as the pool of suspects and motives increases. I liked the way that the plot twisted and kept me guessing whilst the characters were vividly written.
Death at Paradise Park is a well written and entertaining detective thriller.
Death at Paradise Park (DS Knight Book 2)
When Alfie Hook settles down to eat his fish and chips by the Hunstanton seaside he hasn’t anticipated it is going to be his last meal. DS Ashley Knight and her Major Investigation Team are called to investigate and when they discover who Alfie is married to, they realise this case is not going to be straightforward.
A second body is found in gruesome circumstances at the nearby Paradise Caravan Park, but the team struggle to connect the two victims. Even after hours of interviews with the residents, and many questionable stories, to the police’s frustration, all their alibis check out. What are they concealing?
As the bodies mount up and the leads get ever more complicated, Ashley and her rookie partner Hector Fade finally join the dots. But then it’s a race against time to stop the killer striking again…
Bestselling Ross Greenwood is back with an unputdownable seaside thriller, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Ian Rankin and Peter James.
Ross Greenwood is the author of crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison officer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough.