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The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake 3

by Sarah Bailey

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 21/03/2018

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A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode. A brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.

There were a few minutes when I was alone with her in the autopsy room. I felt wild. Absent. Before I could stop myself I was leaning close to her, telling her everything. The words draining out of me as she lay there. Her long damp hair hanging off the back of the steel table. Glassy eyes fixed blindly on the ceiling. She was still so beautiful, even in death.

Our secrets circled madly around the bright white room that morning. Rocking back and forth on my heels as I stood next to her, I knew how far in I was again, how comprehensively her death could undo me. I looked at Rosalind Ryan properly for the last time before breathing deeply, readying myself, letting her pull me back into her world, and I sank down, further and further, until I was completely, utterly under.

A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pushes to be assigned to the case, concealing the fact that she knew the murdered woman in high school years before.

But that's not all Gemma's trying to hide. As the investigation digs deeper into the victim's past, other secrets threaten to come to light, secrets that were supposed to remain buried. The lake holds the key to solving the murder, but it also has the power to drag Gemma down into its dark depths.

The Dark Lake is an addictive crime thriller, a mesmerising account of one woman's descent into deceit and madness, and a stunning debut that is already causing a stir around the world.

ISBN:
9781760632977
9781760632977
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
21-03-2018
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
Weight:
0.4kg
Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey is a Melbourne based writer with a background in advertising and communications. She has two young children and currently works as a director of creative projects company Mr Smith. Over the past five years she has written a number of short stories and opinion pieces.

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  • Australian drama

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    Great Australian drama

  • The Dark Lake

    by on

    This was Sarah Bailey's first book and it was hard to put it down. Make sure you read the following two books, Into The Night and Where The Dead Go.

  • Loved it

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    Gritty and thought provoking. A real page turner right to the end.