Author Sarah Bailey is back with second novel and follow up The Dark Lake, our first introduction to Gemma Woodstock. The second novel is Into The Night and it finds Gemma with a big change to her life. She’s emotionally a mess and has now moved to Melbourne to start over. She has a job with the police department as a detective but knows no one here. She has to start from scratch and has a new partner Nick Fleet, not the nicest guy in the world. She’s also met Josh and is taking is slow and not sure if it will even go anywhere. And she misses her son Ben something bad.
When a homeless man is found stabbed Gemma is on the scene to investigate. There’s not much to see and really no clues. She feels bad about him knowing he was alone and on the streets. Melbourne is hopping now due to a big time movie about that is going to film with a hot, young male star Sterling Wade, that have the girls going crazy. Security is tight and the police on alert. Soon the police get an emergency call. Sterling has been murdered during filming on the first day. He was stabbed in the middle of a big scene with about 400 extras. The knife was found but finding the killer will be hard. Gemma and Nick are soon helping with the case and investigate everything and anyone that might have something to do with it.
The more they investigate they find hidden secrets, lies and Gemma finds her life turned upside down when she learns something shocking about Josh and even finds her own life in danger and a shocking reveal that puts others in danger.
A good follow up to the first book with interesting new characters, Gemma still a mess and a mystery with twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged right up to the very end. Look forward to more Gemma stories in the future.
You can pick up the book in stores on Tuesday, December 4th.