Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock #2)

Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock #2)

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 With murders of the Melbourne's elite on the rise, Gemma Woodstock reveals a shocking secret at the center of a tight...

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Title:Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock #2)
Author:Sarah Bailey
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1538759950
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock #2) Reviews

  • Susanne
    Jun 08, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

  • Jacki (Julia Flyte)
    Jun 19, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

  • Sean Kennedy
    Jun 20, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

  • Manda
    Jun 18, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

  • Craig Sisterson
    May 20, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Krisz
    May 18, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Tony Nielsen
    May 23, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

  • Deb Bodinnar
    Jun 10, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

    Fantastic!!! ...

  • Marianne
    May 29, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

  • Ilona
    May 23, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

    Fantastic!!! ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Tamara
    Jun 07, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

  • Ashleigh
    May 27, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Margot
    Jun 05, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

    Fantastic!!! ...

    ...

    ...

  • Belinda
    Jun 04, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

    Fantastic!!! ...

    ...

  • Theresa Smith Writes
    May 22, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

  • Brett Kennedy
    Jun 15, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

    Fantastic!!! ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Mike
    Jun 21, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

  • Laura
    May 09, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

  • Dave Sloan
    Apr 06, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

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  • Roy
    Jun 09, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

  • Jay Dwight
    Apr 26, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

  • Deb
    Jun 21, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

  • Stef (Noveltea Corner)
    May 28, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

  • David
    Jun 13, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it. ...

    I liked the mystery in this one, better than book one, but I still can't connect with or care for Gemma for some reason. I was always happy to skim anything relating to her personal life. ...

    A bit disappointing for me. Absolutely loved The Dark Lake, but this seemed fairly pedestrian in comparison. Perhaps I just preferred the rural setting of the first book. ...

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  • Corinne Johnston
    Jun 16, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

    ...

    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 ...

  • katrina
    May 28, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

  • Evelyn Veitch
    May 10, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

  • Laura Trenham
    May 12, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

  • Kate van Hooft
    Jun 12, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...

    I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of a Peter Temple novel, something so indefinably Australian about it that I can't put my finger on. Definitely worth the read! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    I will start off by saying that I didn?t enjoy this as much as Bailey?s debut, The Dark Lake. I seem to enjoy more small town crime novels as there is more suspense. I did quite enjoy the way that Gemma Woodstock is portrayed as a troubled cop, with a history that she isn?t too p...

    I really enjoyed this! Well written, great pace. Lots of twists and turns, but woven together well. I think I could relate to Gemma better in this one too. Trying to negotiate Melbourne, feeling lonely but surrounded by people. All around, much better than the first book. Looking forwa...

    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 c...

    I wanted to like this book more - it is a good mystery but the lead character is so unsympathetic. I can deal with unlikable characters but this one grates on me. ...

    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    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....

    I haven't read the first book by Sarah Bailey, which is touted in the blurb on this new one as being a 'stunning debut.' This second one claims to have 'riveting suspense, incisive writing and a fascinating cast of characters.' It's also 'stunning.' Well, no, it's not any of those ...

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    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 ...

    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 ...

  • marlin1
    Jun 15, 2018

    Into The Night is the second book in the Gemma Woodstock series by Australian author, Sarah Bailey. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has been on Melbourne?s Homicide squad for about three months when popular soap actor, Sterling Wade is stabbed on the set of a movie being shot in S...

    This was a really good follow up to the debut. Gemma has moved to the city, and so we get a different faster pace feel as compared to book one. There are some different plotlines occuring at the same time, with twists and turns. I dont think the writing is as good as book one though, a...

    I was a big fan of The Dark Lake, it was a top read for me last year and I am thrilled to discover that Into the Night more than lives up to its predecessor. Dark, gritty, teeming with atmosphere, Into the Night is police procedural crime fiction at its very best. Gemma has move...

    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 ...

    An excellent followup to The Dark Lake which takes place a few years after the first novel. Gemma?s marriage has not survived and she has moved to Melbourne to take up a Dectective Sergeants position on the Homicide squad. There are a number of threads running through this novel, a...