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The Dark Lake

by Sarah Bailey

The Dark Lake Synopsis

A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode... 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 Press Reviews

. . . a page-turner that's both tense and thought provoking. * Publishers Weekly * This polished debut is a winner from the first page. * Daily Telegraph * The Dark Lake is a thrilling psychological police procedural as well as a leap into the mind of a woman engulfed with guilt. * New York Journal of Books * A good story, well told. * The Literary Review * A mesmerizing thriller full of long buried secrets that sucked me right in and kept me up late turning pages... An exquisite debut * Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People * I raced through this deliciously complicated, mesmerizing debut at warp speed. Sarah Bailey's The Dark Lake is sure to keep readers awake far too late into the night. * Karen Dionne, author The Marsh King's Daughter * Superior storytelling... excellent * Mail Online * A crime thriller that seizes you from the first page and slowly draws you into a web of deception and long buried secrets. Beautifully written, compulsively readable, and highly recommended. * Douglas Preston * A stunning debut that gripped me from page one and never eased up. Dark, dark, dark-but infused with insight, pathos, a great sense of place, and razor-sharp writing. It's going to be big and Sarah Bailey needs to clear a shelf for awards. * C.J. Box * Hooked me from page one! [A] stunning debut thriller... With clever twists and all-too-human characters, this book will keep you racing toward the end. * Lisa Gardner *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786493569
Publication date: 2nd August 2018
Author: Sarah Bailey
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 448 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About 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. The Dark Lake is her first novel.

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