Into the Night

Into the Night

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
Author:Sarah Bailey
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1538759950
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Into the Night Reviews

  • Susanne
    Jun 08, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

    I like Gemma Woodstock. She is nicely flawed, has the potential to get herself thoroughly into trouble in her personal life as well as in her police work. She pines for her little boy who is living with his Dad. Gemma has moved to Melbourne to live, to continue to climb the career ladd...

    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...

  • Lisa
    Mar 01, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

  • Sean Kennedy
    Jun 20, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

    I like Gemma Woodstock. She is nicely flawed, has the potential to get herself thoroughly into trouble in her personal life as well as in her police work. She pines for her little boy who is living with his Dad. Gemma has moved to Melbourne to live, to continue to climb the career ladd...

    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. ...

  • Jack Heath
    Jun 27, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

  • Mel
    Aug 08, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

    I like Gemma Woodstock. She is nicely flawed, has the potential to get herself thoroughly into trouble in her personal life as well as in her police work. She pines for her little boy who is living with his Dad. Gemma has moved to Melbourne to live, to continue to climb the career ladd...

    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. ...

    I really wanted to love this, because I loved The Dark Lake so much. But I didn't. I found it really hard to persevere with - and my attention kept wandering. I kept forgetting who the minor characters were, and how they were linked to other characters in the story. Perhaps its jus...

  • Craig Sisterson
    May 20, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 ...

  • Angela
    Jun 25, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

  • Tony Nielsen
    May 23, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 ...

  • Bridget
    Sep 10, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

    I like Gemma Woodstock. She is nicely flawed, has the potential to get herself thoroughly into trouble in her personal life as well as in her police work. She pines for her little boy who is living with his Dad. Gemma has moved to Melbourne to live, to continue to climb the career ladd...

  • Marianne
    May 29, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

  • K.
    Sep 04, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

  • KC
    Aug 06, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

  • Ashleigh
    May 27, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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...

  • Andrea
    Jul 25, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Jun 25, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

  • Carolyn
    Jul 21, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

  • Theresa Smith Writes
    May 22, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

  • Mike
    Jun 21, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

  • Mandy White
    Jun 26, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

  • Roy
    Jun 09, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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 an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

  • Elaine Tomasso
    Aug 07, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

  • Deb
    Jun 21, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

    I like Gemma Woodstock. She is nicely flawed, has the potential to get herself thoroughly into trouble in her personal life as well as in her police work. She pines for her little boy who is living with his Dad. Gemma has moved to Melbourne to live, to continue to climb the career ladd...

    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. ...

    I really wanted to love this, because I loved The Dark Lake so much. But I didn't. I found it really hard to persevere with - and my attention kept wandering. I kept forgetting who the minor characters were, and how they were linked to other characters in the story. Perhaps its jus...

    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 an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

    I like Gemma Woodstock. She is nicely flawed, has the potential to get herself thoroughly into trouble in her personal life as well as in her police work. She pines for her little boy who is living with his Dad. Gemma has moved to Melbourne to live, to continue to climb the career ladd...

    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. ...

  • Evelyn Veitch
    May 10, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

  • Mel
    May 09, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

  • Kate van Hooft
    Jun 12, 2018

    "Into the Night" is an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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 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 ...

    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 ...

    A moody, atmospheric tome with a twisted case to solve and an even more twisted detective to solve it. A must-read for fans of The Dark Lake, and those who like their police procedurals VERY authentic. ...

    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 really enjoyed her first book, "The Dark Lake." This isn't nearly as good and was a bit annoying at first....her writing style is messy and doesn't flow too well, also jumpy , overly long descriptions and some typos where words are spelled correctly but they are the wrong words or pl...

    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...

    D.S. Gemma Woodstock has moved from her small town to the ?big smoke? of Melbourne, leaving behind everything she?s known. Lonely and isolated, when she begins to investigate the senseless murder of a homeless man, she finds herself empathising with him. However, soon Gemma is as...

    It was so different from the first installment, but likely closer to what Gemma Woodstock's stories will continue to be as the series picks up steam. I thoroughly enjoyed this darker, more grownup version. Detective Woodstock has left her ex and young son behind in their small town to ...

    I like Gemma Woodstock. She is nicely flawed, has the potential to get herself thoroughly into trouble in her personal life as well as in her police work. She pines for her little boy who is living with his Dad. Gemma has moved to Melbourne to live, to continue to climb the career ladd...

    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. ...

    I really wanted to love this, because I loved The Dark Lake so much. But I didn't. I found it really hard to persevere with - and my attention kept wandering. I kept forgetting who the minor characters were, and how they were linked to other characters in the story. Perhaps its jus...

    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. ...

    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 an excellent follow up to Sarah Bailey's wonderful debut, "The Dark Lake". Her protagonist, DS Gemma Woodstock has moved from small town Victoria to Melbourne to make a fresh start. However, she is finding it difficult to fit in with her new partner and boss and bad...

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars I noted in October of last year that I was keen to hear from Sarah Bailey, the author of The Dark Lake, very soon. It seems my wish has been granted and less than a year later we have a second novel from Bailey. Into the Night is the i...

    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel, The Dark Lake, that I was more than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later. And Into the Night didn't disappoint. Where the first book was all small-town heat, this one is big city chill, as Gemma's new...

    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...

    Troubled DS Gemma Woodstock recently relocates to Melbourne reluctantly leaving behind her young son Ben in the care of his father. She and partner DS Nick Fleet soon find themselves embroiled in a highly publicized new case. A much beloved actor and superstar is murdered on the set of...

    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...

    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer. ...

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Atlantic Books for an advance copy of Into the Night, the second novel to feature Detective Gemma Woodstock. Gemma has transferred to Melbourne and after three months is champing at the bit to be given the lead in a case. She is, therefore, disa...

    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...

    Trigger warnings: murder, cheating, alcohol abuse, sexual assault, physical assault, fire. 3.5 stars. So here's the thing: Sarah Bailey is very, very good at evoking place in her novels. She's very good at writing a broken down and largely unlikeable protagonist. She's very good...

    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...