Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2) by Sarah Bailey

Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2)

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,...

Details Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2)

TitleInto the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2)
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime, Cultural, Australia

Reviews Into the Night (Gemma Woodstock, #2)

  • Thomas
    3.5 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 murderer.DS Woodstock has a messy, self ...
  • Miriam Smith
    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 zo...
  • Carolyn
    "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 badly misses her son Ben who she left with his father. When a homeless man is stabbed to death for no apparent reason, she feels she must find his killer. Before she c...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com4.5 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 quintessential Australian crime fiction, you must read Into the Night and its predecessor, The Dark L...
  • Lou
    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 quite frustrating. Main character and protagonist Gemma comes across as quite cold and unlikeable, but it is clear she is a complex individual and is trying to fin...
  • Mandy White
    Wow!! I love this series and Gemma Woodstock is such a great character. This one had me thinking everyone was the killer.
  • Kristy
    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 fam...
  • Andrea
    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 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 change in life. She'...
  • Amy
    I’ve been meaning to read the first book in the series for quite some time and just never managed to get around to it and then this one just sounded right up my alley, so I took a chance and just started with book two. It was totally fine but I enjoyed this one so much that I’m kicking myself for not having started at the beginning!There was a lot going on here plot wise, Gemma is a busy detective working on multiple cases and as much as I wa...
  • Zoe
    Intriguing, mysterious, and dark!In this latest novel in the Gemma Woodstock series, Into the Night, Bailey immerses you into an intense, sultry investigation into the violent homicide of a movie star and the hunt for a confident, callous killer who seems to have gotten away with murder in broad daylight.The prose is gritty and raw. The characterization is well done with characters that are driven, flawed, and reckless, including the lonely, DS ...
  • 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...
  • KC
    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 his latest film. Having to face the challenges of the entire cast creating a large suspect list, Gemma struggles to find balance at work and at home. This new seri...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    I'm not sure what it is about deeply flawed and emotionally resistant female protagonists that I love so much. Getting to know Gemma in book 1 was a pleasure... now in Into The Night, we dive deeper into her mind and phew... she has got a LOT going on. I feel you, girl.... I feel you.Complete transparency, I was way more into Gemma's story than I was about the case. Celebrity gets killed, secrets come out, fairly predictable ending. However, I wa...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    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, disappointed not to be put in charge when a homeless man is stabbed to death, despite being first at the scene. Her wish becomes a bit of a poisoned chalice when she and coll...
  • Marc Bougharios
    This novel is released on December 4, 20183.5 stars I loved The Dark Lake so I knew I would love this pen as well. It’s no surprise that the Gemma Woodstock series is a mystery, so don’t go I expecting a thriller. It’s a bit of a continuation from the first novel, so if you haven’t read it, iI suggest that you do. It’s also very good. I knew I would enjoy this one because Gemma Woodstock was a protagonist in it. The case was also very i...
  • Roy
    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, and I still find Gemma a little frustrating at times. The twists are well timed and pulled off, but its onenof those books where you know its one of the 4/5 characte...
  • Bookread2day
    Review on www.bookread2day.wordpress.comLoved reading Into The Night by Sarah Bailey. Loved it. Highly recommend reading Into The Night. What I particularly liked is that I was hooked into this story from page one when the scene leaped straight into action. I really generally felt sorry for a harmless homeless sixty two year old man that had been found stabbed to death. Even more sadly the only witness was a homeless lady. I had tears in my eyes ...
  • Rachel Hall
    Overlong police procedural lacking in meaningful suspense with a troubled female protagonist. Solid plot but rather a slog.Left with little choice but to leave her hometown of Smithson, New South Wales by a combination of circumstances, past mistakes and personal troubles, thirty-two-year-old Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has transferred from the small farming community town to the bustling city and diverse culture of Melbourne. Three-months...
  • Theresa Smith
    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...
  • Sarah
    3.5 stars. I'm unsure whether to round up or down on this one, but I'm leaning towards up because I really like Gemma. Not everyone will, but if you like, and can identify with, heroines who are flawed and broken, this series may appeal to you. Gemma has a LOT of personal shit going on, and she doesn't always handle it in the best way, but I find her super relatable and sympathetic. As far as the procedural aspect goes, this book was good but not...
  • Mike
    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 things. It's too long, with a lot of meandering conversations that don't move forward quickly. Too often the characters, Gemma Woodstock and Fleet, the man she works wi...
  • K.
    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 at writing a compelling mystery. But so much of this story is Gemma's story that I just sort of found this exhausting? Gemma makes terrible life choices, time and time aga...
  • Jack Heath
    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.
  • Joyce
    4 starsIt’s a cold night in Melbourne at 12:14 a.m. DS Nick Fleet and his partner DS Gemma Woodstock respond to the call of a body in a tunnel. It is a homeless man who has been murdered – stabbed to death. Later, they find out the man’s name was Walter Miller. Chief Inspector Toby Isaacs is their boss. Gemma has recently moved to Melbourne. She has a five-year old son named Ben and her husband Scott asked her to leave for their relationshi...
  • marlin1
    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, at the fore Gemma and her work partner Fleet are the lead dectectives in a stabbing murder of a high profile young actor, with a couple of recent unsolved muders circl...
  • Patricia Romero
    Sarah Bailey follows up her thrilling novel Dark Lake with Into The Night. I think all of us who read The Dark Lake were hoping there would be another and soon!DS Gemma Woodstock has had more than her fair share of knocks and has left her young son to move to Melbourne. A big city with big city problems. Personally and professionally she is feeling out-of-place and very much alone.Her new partner, Nick Fleet doesn't seem very friendly and talks l...
  • Sandi Wallace
    More in my November Good Reads blog at at the end of the month.
  • Aimee Dars
    Recently transferred to Melbourne from small town Smithson, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock has a difficult relationship with her partner, Nick Fleet, and is unable to judge what her commanding officer, Chief Isaac, thinks of her. Nursing wounds from a break-up and separation from her son, Gemma’s personal life is a mess. Yet, Melbourne suits her, and she finds comfort in the crowds and the anonymity.When a homeless man is found, stabbed dea...
  • Aristotle
    High Functioning but Deeply Broken'I love being a detective, i'm instinctively driven to right wrongs. The death and horror keep me going. I have nothing else: no hobbies, nothing to fill the minutes, let alone the hours.'Welcome to Gemma Woodstock's life.Gemma is still making the same poor decisions.She needs a Life CoachGemma needs to embrace the never-ending journey of self-growth.Develop a strong relationship with her son, his father, and her...