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y separately published work icon The Dark Lake single work   novel   thriller  
Is part of Gemma Woodstock Series Sarah Bailey , 2017 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Dark Lake
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'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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • In September 2018, it was announced that Hopscotch features had optioned film and television rights to this novel. No further details. (See https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-new-thirst-for-australian-crime-reads-20180821-p4zyt0.html)

  • Dedication: For my sons, Oxford and Linus, who have somehow managed to make the world feel both bigger and smaller, at exactly the same time.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 1879886494253508963.jpg
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      Extent: 448p.p.
      Reprinted: 2018 (paperback)
      Note/s:
      • Published June 2017.
      ISBN: 9781760295899
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Corvus ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 448p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 2nd August 2018
         

      ISBN: 9781786493569
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Grand Central Publishing ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 416p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 17th 2018

      ISBN: 9781538759929
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 440p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes the first chapters of Into the Night.
      ISBN: 9781760632977, 176063297X
Alternative title: Dark Lake Thriller
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bertelsmann ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 512p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 27th 2018

      ISBN: 9783570103562

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording; large print

Works about this Work

Sarah Bailey : The Dark Lake Karen Chisholm , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2017;

'A debut novel set in a small Australian town, The Dark Lake is a police procedural with a hefty dose of romantic tension.' 

Sarah Bailey : The Dark Lake Karen Chisholm , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2017;

'A debut novel set in a small Australian town, The Dark Lake is a police procedural with a hefty dose of romantic tension.' 

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