The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

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This review is The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey. One of my favorite ways to rest is by curling up with a good book. Like movies and music, all genres appeal to me, and I give all books a chance to be ‘heard’!

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The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

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The Dark Lake is Sarah Bailey’s first novel and what a great first novel it is.

In the small town of Smithson, the body of Rosalind Ryan has been discovered in the lake. Detective Gemma Woodstock leads the investigation of her former classmate and is determined to find who is responsible for Rosalind’s death. More importantly, why did they want to kill her? She was loved by all and was a beloved teacher popular with students and facility staff alike.

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As the mystery of Rose’s death is unraveled, Gemma finds buried secrets surrounding the beautiful teacher. However, the secrets make it harder for the detective to find out who really killed her. Even Gemma has her own secrets that prevent Rose’s death from being solved. Gemma must confess her own wrongdoings in order to find the truth she seeks but she isn’t sure she’s ready to do that.

The story is a little longer than it needed to be, however, it’s enjoyable from beginning to end. The chapters are relatively short and told from two points in time – when Gemma was younger and the present. I give it four out of five stars.

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Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network. Facebook-+-Twitter-+-Instagram

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