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Thriller

The Dark Lake

Debut
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by Sarah Bailey

Quick take

"The murdered woman is a teacher beloved by all—but no, as it turns out, she was not so well-liked, and why is that?"

Why I love it

Meet Gemma Woodstock, sturdy rural Australian police investigator with a life of determined stability and routine: work, child, partner, lover. But secrets from Gem’s past threaten her carefully constructed life when she is called in to investigate the death of a young woman she knew in high school.

The murdered woman is a teacher beloved by all—but no, as it turns out, she was not so well-liked, ...

Synopsis

The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama.

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