Into the Night by Sarah Bailey

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 been assigned is uncommunicative and often hostile. When a homeless man is...

Details Into the Night

TitleInto the Night
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Crime

Reviews Into the Night

  • Marianne
    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 Spring Street. It’s a complicated case, but she’s pleased, finally to be given the lead, even if she has to share it with DS Nick Fleet. While she doesn’t seem...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    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 moved on from her hometown and we now follow her around the streets of Melbourne as she works on a massively high profile case alongside a new partner in a new squad. She’s j...
  • Jay Dwight
    An excellent follow up to last years The Dark Lake. That book put Sarah Bailey on my must read author list, and this book confirms her place on it. I love a flawed, tortured protagonist and we have that in Gemma Woodstock. We delve deeper into her psyche, as she re-starts her life in Melbourne. I was a little concerned as to whether this would be as good as The Dark Lake, given the small town backdrop was part of what I loved and thus wondered wh...
  • Tony Nielsen
    On the back of her brilliant debut "The Dark Lake", Sarah Bailey returns with the follow up as we delve into the life again of Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock.Woodstock has foregone her small-town placement to join the Melbourne detective ranks and is struggling with the change of pace, and especially the separation from her son Ben and former partner and Ben's Dad, Scott. Plus, the local team isn't exactly making her feel welcome."Into the Ni...
  • Ashleigh
    Writing a longer review on my blog. I read this not realising it was part of a series - so haven't read its predecessor, The Dark Lake. I hate starred reviews because I feel they never do a book justice - I feel they never give a full idea of what a book actually is like. Anyway, I did enjoy this book, and am currently posting a longer review on my blog, where I usually go a little more in-depth with what I say. At times, I quite enjoyed the char...
  • Evelyn Veitch
    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
    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 proud of and she is still making mistakes in her personal life along the way. The crime in this novel had SO many characters I did start getting a little lost at the...
  • Laura
    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 forward to the next!
  • Stef (Noveltea Corner)
    Actual rating 3.5 stars. Review to come.
  • katrina
    Well written novel, a follow up to her debut novel however this novel stands alone. the unconventional cop gets to prove herself in her new Melbourne division and finds her leading the biggest murder case. bridled with her own personal issues she finds herself estranged in the outcome. Great fun.
  • Krisz
    Thank you Dymocks for the uncorrected proof.I really enjoyed Sarah Bailey’s first novel but this one seemed way too complex. I found it hard to follow with so many story lines going at once. The idea behind the book had potential but I didn’t enjoy this.Having said that, I love Bailey’s style and I really like the main character Gemma Woodstock. Looking forward to other novels by this author.
  • Susanne
    After reading The Dark Lake last year, I wrote that I would definitely read the sequel and I am glad I did, it is a thoroughly enjoyable book. If anything the author has created a stronger voice for the main character and it is possible to see more of a series developing based on her continuing story. I will certainly be reading more of Sarah Bailey's work as it is released.
  • Tamara
    I found the character of Gemma Woodstock quite bleak and hopeless, but still interesting. The book was a bit slow in parts and took a few chapters to get me interested. Will probably read the next book in the series if I stumble across it.