Ned Kelly Awards 2018 Winner

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Bailey's novel The Dark Lake has won the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel!

The judges described it as ‘a sophisticated first novel with a strong emphasis on character and setting, the victim is given life through the memories and emotions of her childhood friend now lead investigator of her death’.

The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes honouring our published crime fiction and true crime writing.

The Dark Lake

by Sarah Bailey

A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode. A brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.

More details