INTO THE NIGHT – Sarah Bailey

“In my mind knives plunge into skin, opening wounds; faces are twisted in pain.”

INTO THE NIGHT (Out Nov. 8th) by Sarah Bailey is an Australian-based police procedural that has an incredibly unique plot, and is definitely one of the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time.

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.

This book contains a certain modern Agatha Christie vibe that I loved. As new characters begin to present themselves one by one, that is when the fun starts, because suddenly, they are all suspects and you find yourself flipping the pages backwards, looking for possible clues on who the perpetrator could be.

One of the main highlights in this book is protagonist Senior Detective Gemma Woodstock’s character: a flawed woman with an intriguingly dark past, and deals with daily unbearable guilt and never-ending anxiety over various aspects of her work and personal life. And I think readers will have the pleasure entering the mind of this fascinating protagonist.

When Gemma is given the lead on one of Melbourne’s biggest cases, she finds herself overwhelmed, and desperate to prove herself. However, this case is slowly taking a toll on her…

The killer still isn’t caught, and Gemma eventually comes to terms with the fact that the answers might be lying closer than she thinks.

In INTO THE NIGHT, Sarah Bailey delivers a carefully-structured suspenseful ending, accompanied by a heart-thudding cinematic atmosphere that readers will certainly find entertaining.

Fellow readers, brace yourself for a police procedural ride that is filled with so many gasp-worthy moments.

Is this book up your alley? Let me know your thoughts in the comments, fellow readers!

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