The Body in Blackwater Bay
‘Words like hate and madness and kill were strangers here. After all, this wasn’t New York, or Paris or Rome, This was Paradise . . . '
It was the Great Lakes’ most exclusive residential hideaway, a tiny crime free haven. Until the morning a dead body is discovered littering someone’s perfectly manicured lawn – bringing murder to Paradise.
Detective Jack Stryker is recovering from a gunshot wound at his girlfriend’s island cottage. But he’s forced to abandon his vacation when he’s persuaded to join up with the local sheriff to investigate a murder and a tangle of sinister events on the island.
A succession of weird and sinister happenings - Gosling on form
Independent on Sunday
Stryker remains a genuine, low-key pleasure and the islanders represent a beguiling cross-section of society