Allen & Unwin
Published by
Allen & Unwin (2019-08)
Current material
Final Pages
Original language
Thriller / suspense fiction


by Bailey, Sarah

Four years after the events of Into the Night, DS Gemma Woodstock is on the trail of a missing girl in a small coastal town.

A fifteen-year-old girl has gone missing after a party in the middle of the night. The following morning her boyfriend is found brutally murdered in his home. Was the girl responsible for the murder, or is she also a victim of the killer? But who would want two teenagers dead?

The aftermath of a personal tragedy finds police detective Gemma Woodstock in the coastal town of Fairhaven with her son Ben in tow. She has begged to be part of a murder investigation so she can bury herself in work rather than taking the time to grieve and figure out how to handle the next stage of her life - she now has serious family responsibilities she can no longer avoid. But Gemma also has ghosts she must lay to rest.

Gemma searches for answers, while navigating her son's grief and trying to overcome the hostility of her new colleagues. As the mystery deepens and old tensions and secrets come to light, Gemma is increasingly haunted by a similar missing persons case she worked on not long before. A case that ended in tragedy and made her question her instincts as a cop. Can she trust herself again?

A riveting thriller by the author of the international bestseller The Dark Lake, winner of both the Ned Kelly Award and the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for a debut crime novel.

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his book is as riveting as the previous two, with a multilayered plot, compelling characters and vivid atmosphere. Another addictive read from Bailey

Review: Good Reading

This book is engrossing, intriguing and has multi-layered plots, combined with complicated and compelling characters. A must-read for crime lovers.

Review: Better Homes & Gardens

A tense, gripping end to a highly praised trilogy

Review: Who

Bailey always writes a killer thriller, and this is gritty and real.

Review: Readings

An exemplar of the type of kickass female detective that Australian crime fiction writers are adept at creating.

Review: The Age

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