With murders of the Melbourne's elite on the rise, Gemma Woodstock reveals a shocking secret at the center of a tight-knit group's rise to power. Troubled and brilliant, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock finds herself lost and alone after a recent move to Melbourne, broken-hearted by the decisions she's had to make. Her new workplace is a minefield and the partner she has been assigned is uncommunicative and often hostile. When a homeless man is murdered and Gemma is put on the case, she can't help feeling a connection with the victim and the lonely and isolated life he led despite being in the middle of a bustling city. Then a movie star is killed in bizarre circumstances on the set of a major film shoot, and Gemma and her partner Detective Sergeant Nick Fleet have to put aside their differences to unravel the mysteries surrounding the actor's life and death. Who could commit such a brazen crime and who stands to profit from it? Far too many people, and none of them can be trusted.With riveting suspense, razor-sharp writing and a fascinating cast of characters, INTO THE NIGHT proves Sarah Bailey is a major new talent to watch in the world of literary crime fiction....
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Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock #2) Reviews
Well written novel, a follow up to her debut novel however this novel stands alone. the unconventional cop gets to prove herself in her new Melbourne division and finds her leading the biggest murder case. bridled with her own personal issues she finds herself estranged in the outcome. Great fun.
An excellent follow up to last years The Dark Lake. That book put Sarah Bailey on my must read author list, and this book confirms her place on it.
I love a flawed, tortured protagonist and we have that in Gemma Woodstock. We delve deeper into her psyche, as she re-starts her life in Melbourne. I was a little concerned as to whether this would be as good as The Dark Lake, given the small town backdrop was part of what I loved and thus wondered whether the move to the city would lose something. B ...more
The second book to feature police detective Gemma Woodstock, a character I have a lot of trouble feeling empathy or even sympathy for. This one leaves behind the country town of The Dark Lake and plunges us into late Winter melbourne...if you haven't been there you wouldn't want after reading the descriptions of the weather! The theme of multiple killings, the workings of a large homocide team, the personal baggage that everyone brings to their working life are reasonably handled in this novel. ...more
After reading The Dark Lake last year, I wrote that I would definitely read the sequel and I am glad I did, it is a thoroughly enjoyable book. If anything the author has created a stronger voice for the main character and it is possible to see more of a series developing based on her continuing story. I will certainly be reading more of Sarah Bailey's work as it is released.
Eyes are beginning to turn towards Australian and New Zealand crime writing in recent years, with many terrific authors becoming readily available to northern hemisphere booklovers. Sarah Bailey impressed last year with her debut The Dark Lake, which introduced troubled small-town cop Gemma Woodstock.
Bailey tackles the ‘difficult second novel’ by plunging Woodstock into new challenges in a new environment: she’s said ‘see ya later’ to her rural hometown, her son and ex-husband, and is now looki ...more
Thank you Dymocks for the uncorrected proof.
I really enjoyed Sarah Bailey’s first novel but this one seemed way too complex. I found it hard to follow with so many story lines going at once.
The idea behind the book had potential but I didn’t enjoy this.
Having said that, I love Bailey’s style and I really like the main character Gemma Woodstock. Looking forward to other novels by this author.