The nail-biting action packed into this book stems not only from the bold killer executing a murder in plain sight, but also from the self-destructive detectives themselves. Brilliant as they both are, they have a tendency to make all the wrong choices, at least during their off-duty hours. They seriously need to get their lives together, or they may be cut short. Into the Nights is both hair-raising and downright entertaining. Sarah Bailey could be a new favorite author for a lot of readers.
Though the tension and suspense never reach the levels Bailey pulled off in her brilliant debut, The Dark Lake, she does continue to flash the writing talent that forced readers and critics to take note earlier this year. The story seems to have jumped forward a couple of years, and the cast around Gemma has mostly changed due to her new setting. That said, Bailey does continue to develop her protagonist, though some readers may struggle with understanding Gemma’s life decisions, while others will downright disapprove ... another solid mystery from Sarah Bailey, who falls slightly victim to the dreaded sophomore slump but leaves herself plenty of room to grow with her third offering.