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
I devoured this in about two days. I was worried that, having not read the Dark Lake, I wouldn't be able to get into it as easily but it's so gripping, and Sarah Bailey's writing to sharp, that it didn't make a difference. I'll go and pick myself up a copy now!
I love Gemma Woodstock as a character and protagonist, and in particular that she is drawn in such a complicated, thorny light. A lot of her choices defy norms around gender and stereotypes and it makes for a compelling story. It's truly a ...more
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
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.
On the back of her brilliant debut "The Dark Lake", Sarah Bailey returns with the follow up as we delve into the life again of Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock.
Woodstock has foregone her small-town placement to join the Melbourne detective ranks and is struggling with the change of pace, and especially the separation from her son Ben and former partner and Ben's Dad, Scott. Plus, the local team isn't exactly making her feel welcome.
"Into the Night" is a seriously good crime novel and Gemma Woo ...more
Writing a longer review on my blog. I read this not realising it was part of a series - so haven't read its predecessor, The Dark Lake. I hate starred reviews because I feel they never do a book justice - I feel they never give a full idea of what a book actually is like.
Anyway, I did enjoy this book, and am currently posting a longer review on my blog, where I usually go a little more in-depth with what I say. At times, I quite enjoyed the characters and at times they could be frustrating - bu ...more
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
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.