Into the Night Free Read by Sarah Bailey


10 thoughts on “Into the Night

  1. says:

    35 rounded up to 4 starsThis book moved slowly in the first half It shows a great deal of information about the endless hours a team of police officers put into a high profile murder case A very popular movie star has been murdered while filming a movie scene DS Gemma Woodstock of the Melbourne Victoria Australia police and her partner DS Nick Fleet are leading a team of officers trying to find the murdererDS Woodstock has a messy

  2. says:

    Despite loving Dark Lake the first Detective Gemma Woodstock in the series and being thrown straight into a murder at the start of this book I found it overall to be slow and rather repetitive When a homeless man Walter Miller is found brutally murdered for no apparent reason Senior Detective Gemma Woodstock is tasked with finding his killer However a second similar murder of up and coming actor Sterling Wade whilst f

  3. says:

    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 wit

  4. says:

    starsI 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

  5. says:

    Into The Night the second novel in the Detective Gemma Woodstock series was just as enthralling as The Dark Lake and certainly exceeded all of my expectations As references are made to past cases I would recommend reading the previous book before this one otherwise it could become uite frustrating Main character and protagonist Gemma comes across as uite cold and unlikeable but it is clear she is a complex ind

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    So strong was Sarah Bailey's first novel The Dark Lake that I was than happy to have another outing with DS Gemma Woodstock just a month or so later And Into the Night didn't disappointWhere the first book was all small town heat this one is big city chill as Gemma's new home Melbourne shivers through winter Gemma has left her family behind in Smithson and moved to the city for a change; a change in work and a

  7. says:

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

  8. says:

    It’s true what they say that we are alike than we are different the same vices habits and secrets turning up over and over again But every now and then something stands out as odd Something jars Loose threads that seem to lead nowhere but keep you coming back all the sameNot a great fan of the first personpresent tense style of writing male characters tend to be over the top gung ho types and female leads sound neur

  9. says:

    Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is working in Melbourne now trying to negotiate relationships with her new boss Chief Inspector Toby Isaacs and her partner Detective Sergeant Fleet She has been in Melbourne for three months; this has meant leaving behind her five year old son Ben and his father Scott She's keeping busy with a series of cases including that of a homeless man Walter Miller who was brutally killed and one with the famous ac

  10. says:

    I’ve been meaning to read the first book in the series for uite some time and just never managed to get around

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Into the Night

Een assigned is uncommunicative and often hostile When a homeless man is murdered and Gemma is put on the case she can't help feeling a connection with the victim and his lonely isolated existence Then Sterling Wade an up and coming actor filming his breakout performance in a closed off city street is murdered in the middle of an action packed shot and Gemma and Nick have to put aside their differences to unravel the mysteries surrounding the actor's life and d. starsI 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 impressive follow up to Bailey s debut novel If you are a fan of uintessential Australian crime fiction you must read Into the Night and its predecessor The Dark LakeDetective Gemma Woodstock returns following on from the events that occurred in The Dark Lake the first novel penned by Sarah Bailey We soon learn Gemma has made the move from the regional town of Smithson to the city of Melbourne She is damaged and flawed but is determined to make it in the big smoke However not only is her personal life back home in Smithson a mess her new life in Melbourne isn t faring too much better either With a difficult partner a boss who keeps his staff at arm s length and a whole a new team to negotiate Gemma s new workplace is proving hard to crack Gemma s workload changes when she is assigned to a high profile case involving a celebrity who has been killed in an odd set of circumstances Gemma must put aside her mixed feelings for her partner Detective Fleet aside in order to put this actor s case to rest In the process of solving this baffling case Gemma faces the realisation that those she thought she could trust may have betrayed herIn terms of uality Australian crime thrillers and police procedural focussed novels Sarah Bailey is a commanding force I witnessed the greatness of Sarah Bailey s writing when I read her debut novel The Dark Lake late last year It easily earned a place in my top reads of 2017 and I can now confirm that Into the Night will be sure to secure a spot in my top reads of 2018 Self doubt and the pressure to follow up on a hugely successful first novel can be to the detriment of writers however Sarah Bailey shows us that she is a force to be reckoned with in the Australian crime field Watch out Jane HarperAlthough I really loved the small town regional setting of Smithson in Bailey s first book I think it was an astute move to transfer the action of this second novel to the city It shows reader the natural progression as well as character growth of the main protagonist Detective Gemma Woodstock The small town feeling is only mentioned in glimpses when Gemma makes a return visit home and that s when we see some familiar faces However the bulk of the novel is set in the city of Melbourne This is an Australian city I am yet to visit Bailey s descriptive prose ensures that my inexperience is brushed aside The city comes to life before your eyes It is both murky and mysterious Bailey draws our attention to the dark undercurrents that lurk beneath the surface of this vibrant city This area of the novel is incredibly rich in detail so all you can do is sit back and immerse yourself in Bailey s proseWhat impressed me about this second offering from Bailey was the crime aspect itself Bailey highlights the common police practices and procedural elements in dealing with an unsolved murder case It is immersive and enlightening I really enjoyed the workplace issues that Gemma contends with Gemma clearly has some difficulties in establishing a solid working partnership with Detective Fleet along with her need to seek approval from her boss who is deliberately distancing himself from his team As the newbie on the block Gemma must also work hard to establish her position in the team In terms of the murder mystery itself it was interesting to see how different cases command polarising resources and priority levels The intricacies of each of the cases presented in this novel are great to unpackOnto Gemma herself Into the Night would not be same if it didn t have Gemma at the helm Like the first book Gemma continues to show us her flaws her inconsistencies her uestionable choices and vulnerabilities Bailey is so in tune with her lead that she seems to live and breathe all aspects of her primary protagonist Into the Night takes Gemma to another level it is a story that pits Gemma against new challenges fresh experiences and we get to see her in yet another light I really appreciated this aspect of the novel and it shows us just how devoted Bailey is to her characterisation On the secondary character front I thought Bailey did a very good job in her interactions and dialogue between Gemma and her side cast The periphery characters such as Fleet Josh Scott and Ben are all vital to the novel This also applies to the suspects in the cases Woodstock is working to solveBailey manages to perform that careful balancing act between a fresh new crime case to solve with enough follow on to satisfy readers keen to learn about the complicated lead Gemma Woodstock Into the Night is another stand out novel from Sarah Bailey an author who has captivated me yet again I m definitely coming back for third helping of anything Bailey chooses to serve up nextI wish to thank Allen Unwin for providing me with a free copy of this book for review purposesInto the Night is book 68 of the Australian Women Writers Challenge

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Eath Who could commit such a brazen crime Who stands to profit from it Far too many people and none of them can be trusted Gemma can't imagine a pair of victims with less in common and yet as Gemma and Fleet soon learn both men were keeping secrets that may have led to their deaths With riveting suspense razor sharp writing and a fascinating cast of characters INTO THE NIGHT proves Sarah Bailey is a major new talent to watch in the world of literary crime ficti. Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is working in Melbourne now trying to negotiate relationships with her new boss Chief Inspector Toby Isaacs and her partner Detective Sergeant Fleet She has been in Melbourne for three months this has meant leaving behind her five year old son Ben and his father Scott She s keeping busy with a series of cases including that of a homeless man Walter Miller who was brutally killed and one with the famous actor Sterling Wade who was stabbed while filming a high profile zombie film Alone and away from her son Gemma throws herself into her work but will these difficult cases prove too much for her and her emotional well being I was high functioning but deeply broken and eventually something had to give When the opportunity to transfer to Melbourne arose I needed to take it Living in Smithson was slowly killing me This novel picks up a few years after the first Gemma book Gemma has been haunted by the Rosalind Rose case featured in Bailey s superb first novel The Dark Lake as well as her affair with her former partner Felix We find her lost and floundering This serves a dual purpose for us the reader We get to read a novel with a complicated realistic character in Gemma She s true to herself On the other hand she s not always the easiest to like or even empathize with This is a woman who has left her child behind after all I have to congratulate Bailey on having Gemma not make the easysafe choices in life or the ones you typically see in detective novels Not only do we get a strong yet vulnerable female character we get one who is flawed real and struggling to find her way in the world I certainly didn t always agree with her choices but I do enjoy reading about them Even better Gemma features in an excellent complicated and captivating mystery with several cases that keep you guessing The prominent one is the Sterling Wade case Bailey brings in various Hollywood elements and there are a lot of characters to suspect and pieces to put together I uite liked not knowing who had killed Sterling Even the detectives were flummoxed at times how refreshing Throughout all her cases Gemma is working out where she fits in her new department and how she relates to her new partner Fleet There s a lot going on but Bailey handles it all uite deftly The excellent writing I enjoyed so much in her first novel is on display again here you ll be impressed at the way she can pull together her story and bring out her characters Or maybe this case is just fucking with my mind I say and making me think that Agatha Christie plots are coming to life Overall I found this book intriguing and refreshing Gemma is a complicated and complex character who is matched by the intricate cases she attempts to solve Those who enjoy a character driven mystery will be drawn to Gemma s prickly exterior while those who simply enjoy a hard to solve case will find plenty to like here as well Sarah Bailey is certainly a go to author for me 45 stars I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an unbiased review thank you it is available everywhere in the US as of 1242018 Blog Twitter Facebook Google Instagram

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After the shocking murder of a high profile celebrity Gemma Woodstock must pull back the layers of a gilded cage to discover who among the victim's friends and family can be trusted and who may be the killer Troubled and brilliant Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock finds herself lost and alone after a recent move to Melbourne brokenhearted by the decisions she's had to make Her new workplace is a minefield and Detective Sergeant Nick Fleet the partner she has b. Despite loving Dark Lake the first Detective Gemma Woodstock in the series and being thrown straight into a murder at the start of this book I found it overall to be slow and rather repetitive When a homeless man Walter Miller is found brutally murdered for no apparent reason Senior Detective Gemma Woodstock is tasked with finding his killer However a second similar murder of up and coming actor Sterling Wade whilst filming for a zombie movie takes the focus away from Miller s death and into a world of celebrities fame and high profile egos Set in Melbourne Australia there is plenty of atmospheric descriptions to set the scene and it is a very character driven story focusing on Gemma s previous relationship with the father of her little boy Ben and how she copes mentally with being separated from her son She is basically a walking disaster going from man to man unable to maintain a normal relationship Her working partnership with Detective Fleet was also very fractured but I actually liked him and preferred him in the story to GemmaSomething just didn t hit the mark for me in this one as much as it did in the previous book though the last couple of chapters and the ending did redeem it slightly even if a little predictableSarah Bailey writes exceedingly well and allows for the reader to engage in an easy to follow story however it was too slow for my overall enjoyment and I m not sure if I wish to follow Gemma in a further instalment in her troubled life35 stars

  • Hardcover
  • 404
  • Into the Night
  • Sarah Bailey
  • English
  • 20 January 2018
  • 9781538759950

About the Author: Sarah Bailey

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameSarah Bailey is a Melbourne based writer with a background in advertising and communications She has two young children and currently works as a director of creative projects company Mr Smith Over the past five years she has written a number of short stories and opinion pieces The Dark Lake is her first novel