Under A Silent Moon

Under A Silent Moon

A Novel

Book - 2014
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P. D. James meets E. L. James in Under a Silent Moon, this first novel in an exciting British crime series--a blend of literary suspense and page-turning thriller that introduces formidable Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith--from suspense talent Elizabeth Haynes, author of the bestselling Into the Darkest Corner.

In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, her cottage drenched with blood. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. A car with a woman's body inside was found at the bottom of the pit.

As DI Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths--a bond that sealed their terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.

In Under a Silent Moon, Elizabeth Haynes interweaves fictional primary source materials--police reports, phone messages, interviews--and multiple character viewpoints to create a sexy, edgy, and compulsively readable tale of murder, mystery, and unsettling suspense.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 2014
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780062276025
Branch Call Number: HAY
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,24 cm


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Could not put this down. Looking forward to more DCI Lou Smith.

Recommended by Anne.

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Jan 31, 2017

I really enjoyed "Into the Darkest Corner" , found "Revenge of the Tide" to be OK, but "Under a Silent Moon" was boring. With so many fantastic books waiting to be read, I won't be bothering with this author anymore.

Aug 08, 2014

Honestly, I didn't make it past the first few chapters. Too many characters were introduced, and I couldn't keep track.

keni415 May 23, 2014

If you love British mysteries on dvd, you will love this book! It takes you from the investigation room to the murder scene and you feel like you are part of the team. I could not put this down.

sjmitra May 10, 2014

When you're more interested in completing your grocery list than in the novel you're reading, you know it's time to give up on an author. Loved her first book, Into the Darkest Corner, disliked her second, Dark Tide, thought the third, Human Remains, uneven, and now this -- dull plot and uninteresting characters. Nothing new or shining here.

Mar 11, 2014

Much stronger than her past few books; DCI Louisa Smith has all the makings of a great character, even if she makes the mistake of looking for her relationships at work. While I could have done without the FIFTY SHADES twist, I appreciated the way in which Haynes kept the reader guessing who the killer was. Fans of Crombie's series with Duncan and Gemma might like this new series as well, for the complex ways work and home life cross, and the challenges a smart woman faces as she rises up the ranks.

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