Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Review: Into the Night by Sarah Bailey

Into the Night
by Sarah Bailey

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 404
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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 been 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 death. 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. 

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series where the main mystery is contained, but there is character development for the main characters from book to book.  I always suggest with these to start at book one, so my review may contain spoilers if you haven't read it.  

Gemma Woodstock is back in book two and her personal life is a little nutty.  With her personal life in an upheaval, she spends much more time and energy on her professional life.  With a high profile celebrity murder in the middle of a zombie movie, Gemma and her coworkers are put into the middle of a big case that has a lot of media attention.  Just before this murder a homeless man was murdered and maybe they are connected?  

I usually rate a mystery/thriller based on the culprit and of course, I won't divulge, but I was definitely satisfied with the ending on this one.  I liked the twists and turns and the clues and when they released, there were very few moments where I could put this one down because I wanted to know what came next.  

I can't wait for the next Gemma Woodstock edition and will be wondering what she will get into next time.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Grand Central Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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