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The dark lake [electronic resource] Sarah Bailey.

Bailey, Sarah. (Author). Hosking, Kate. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781478996842 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.

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Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Kate Hosking.
Summary, etc.:
Rosalind's secrets didn't die with her. 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. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town's richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her? Rosalind's enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets—an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past. Brilliantly rendered, Th e Dark Lake has characters as compelling and mysteries as layered as the best thrillers from Gillian Flynn and Sophie Hannah.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 September #1
    A new case proves intensely personal for Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock. The murder of Rosalind Ryan, 28, a teacher at the Australian high school where both she and Gemma once were classmates, has the detective remembering her senior year and her first love, from the joy of their relationship to the pain of his suicide. Gemma had always found Ryan to be as inscrutable as she was beautiful; now the up-and-coming detective and her partner, Felix McKinnon, try to find a killer by untangling the life of the victim, whose body was found strewn with red roses in a nearby lake. At the same time, Gemma, who is living with the father of her two-year-old son, and McKinnon, who's older and married, are carrying on a passionate affair that can have no good end. Cryptic messages from the killer to Gemma threaten her son, inflaming the sergeant's maternal instincts and making her even more determined to solve the case. Only in the final pages are all of Gemma's secrets revealed in this compelling debut by Australian Bailey. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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