Under a Silent Moon

Under a Silent Moon Two women share one fate A suspected murder at an English Farm A reported suicide at a local quarry Can DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather the evidence and discover a link between them a link which
  • Title: Under a Silent Moon
  • Author: Elizabeth Haynes
  • ISBN: 9780062276025
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Under a Silent Moon
    Two women share one fate.A suspected murder at an English Farm A reported suicide at a local quarry.Can DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather the evidence and discover a link between them, a link which sealed their fate one cold night, Under a Silent Moon A tense, compelling and unsettling novel mystery brimming with source material and evidence set over just six days, UndTwo women share one fate.A suspected murder at an English Farm A reported suicide at a local quarry.Can DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather the evidence and discover a link between them, a link which sealed their fate one cold night, Under a Silent Moon A tense, compelling and unsettling novel mystery brimming with source material and evidence set over just six days, Under a Silent Moon will keep you gripped until the very last page and asks Can you connect the clues and name the Killer 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 DCI 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 this first entry in a compelling new detective series, 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.
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    Elizabeth Haynes grew up in Seaford, Sussex and studied English, German and Art History at Leicester University.She previously worked as a police intelligence analyst and lives in Norfolk with her husband and son.


  • So I have to tell a personal story, and if you don t like it, that s just tough bananas and crackers Sometimes it pays to wander around aimlessly in the middle of a mystery conference You never know what wonderful solutions you might stumble upon In this particular instance, I happened upon Elizabeth Haynes, and her newest novel UNDER A SILENT MOON Of course, I had to bypass a slightly impaired individual first, who when I asked her, What s everybody in line for She promptly and without the slig [...]

  • I loved Into the Darkest Corner, wasn t too enamoured with Revenge of the Tide, but loved the last, Human Remains and eagerly anticipated this one I have the say that this fell a little flat for me somehow There is something distinctly lacking overall there isn t the wow factor and even the psychological suspense, but police procedures and analysis, which then, ultimately, leads on to a lot of repetition of the events which we have already read about.I do like DCI Louisa Smith, but leading up t [...]

  • Under a Silent Moon is a departure from the previous books by Elizabeth Haynes as this is of a police procedural than a psychological thriller This book follows an investigation into two deaths discovered in Morden Village Using dispatch logs, emails and some nifty charts representing the work of a police intelligent analyst which was the author s previous job The first body found was that of Polly, a beautiful woman who had many liaisons throughout her time in the village Polly was found by a [...]

  • Coming SoonThank you very very very VERY much to the author and publisher for the advanced copy of this book for review.A Murder A Suicide Two Women share One Fate Can you connect the clues to discover the killer Solve the crime alongside DCI Louisa Smith and her team.I will start by saying that initially, when I first heard that the next novel by Elizabeth Haynes was to be the start of a series rather than another stand alone book, I was concerned For me, her particular brand of storytelling is [...]

  • Review UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes DCI LOUISA SMITH 1 An engrossing British police procedural UNDER A SILENT MOON is also very psychological and delves into the extremes of human emotions, including some of emotion s perverse aspects Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith is experienced in policing, but the killing of Polly Leuchars is her first session as leader of a Major Crime investigation She must prove herself qualified before her superintendent and before her team, at the same [...]

  • I wasn t very excited about this book The characters were okay, but for a suspense novel this felt rather tedious It was of a procedural than a page turner, I understand that, but it just didn t work for me Plus, the investigation seemed rather bungled and the plot twist didn t come as much of a surprise More complete review to come.Full review Under a Silent Moon strives to be a layered, complicated mystery with the usual twists and turns, but it also seeks to shine some light on a little know [...]

  • This is a difficult book for me to review I am a huge fan of all of Elizabeth Haynes books, each and every one This book threw me a bit as I found it to be quite different to the other books I had read, I ll try and explainI found the plot slow to begin with, I was hoping for psychological thrill than what I got, it meandered along for some time, this novel having a strong focus on police procedures throughout which was interesting, but still I was wanting dark psychological stuff.I didn t tak [...]

  • This was a good police procedural, but I was infuriated by the lead detective, Louisa Smith.There are so few good female lead detectives in crime fiction Why did this female writer portray this character as immature, indecisive, and mostly concerned with her sexual relationships with some of the male detectives who work for her Maddening I hope her next book has Loisa Smith grow up or get fired At times this book reads like a bad bodice ripper romance novel I don t mind romance and steamy sex wi [...]

  • A very procedural police proceduralA young woman is found brutally murdered in her cottage, and her female neighbour is later found dead at the bottom of the local quarry, having apparently driven her car over the edge The coincidence of two deaths happening at the same time in a small village lead the police to think they may be linked, so newly promoted Louisa Smith finds her first case as DCI leading the Major Crime team head is to investigate both She soon discovers that the murder victim Po [...]

  • If you like detective fiction you have to read this book From her first novel, Into The Darkest Corner to this her fourth book Ms Haynes has shown that she is a force to be reckoned with Each book she has written has a unique story, is extremely well crafted and will leave you desperate to read her next book Many people will compare this book and her others to Into The Darkest Corner and say that it lacks something, well I disagree A pet peeve is when authors write a carbon copy of a previous bo [...]

  • I was looking forward to reading this, but as I got through the beginning pages, had a gut feeling it was going to be tedious to finish it First of all, way too many characters to keep track of, and even with a character guide in the beginning of the book, I still had trouble keeping each character and storyline straight Also, the style of writing with including snippets of the police procedural really took away from the story or what little there was It was choppy and disconnected, in my opinio [...]

  • A suspected murder in a farm outside a small English village, a young woman was found dead with blood all over the cottage At the same time the police are called in to investigate what looks like a suicide by driving into a quarry DCI Louisa Smith and her team are assigned this case, they discover a link between the two deaths, a link that sealed the fate of these two woman It all happened one dreadful cold night under a silent moon.Elizabeth Haynes s novel Into the Darkest Corner was one of the [...]

  • I really enjoyed this read which, unlike the author s previous work, is a police procedural rather than a psychological thriller It did not, therefore, have that sense of underlying menace which ran through Into The Darkest Corner and which made that book so special for me, but it is still a very good read indeed, much better than Revenge of the Tides, and possibly Human Remains We follow DCI Louisa Smith leading her time to solve the murder of Polly Leuchars in a plot which twists and turns and [...]

  • Under A Silent Moon is something of a new direction for Elizabeth Haynes and follows a murder investigation headed up by DCI Louisa Smith Told over a six day period and interspersed with source documents, readers are able to interpret the evidence alongside Lou and her team.A suspected murder and a suspected suicide both on the same night, both victims living within yards of each other, both victims linked to many of the same people Lou Smith is the newly appointed Detective Chief Inspector, thi [...]

  • 4 stars.I ve read all of Haynes work to date, so enamoured was I with Into the Darkest Corner , her debut, that I ve been interested to see the path her writing career takes Which is unusual for me as crime is not my preferred genre.But Haynes doesn t really do typical crime novels Revenge of the Tide being the most straightforward and unremarkable of her back catalogue So far we ve seen a victim s struggle before and after a violent crime with dual diary narrative, and a police analyst caught u [...]

  • Elizabeth Haynes draws on her experience as a police analyst in Under A Silent Moon, the first book in a new series to feature Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Lou Smith.Lou s first case as Detective Chief Inspector involves the brutal murder of Polly Leuchars, an attractive and popular horse groomer, beaten to death in her own home As her team begins their investigation, they are alerted to a second death in which a woman known to their victim is suspected to have committed suicide by driving i [...]

  • I have read Haynes three previous mystery novels and though I enjoyed some than others, I still had high hopes for this one, her fourth Especially after how much I liked her third novel, Human Remains This one, slated to be the first in a series, marks a drastic change from her earlier books Rather than being a character driven, this is purely a police procedural novel Haynes uses her own intimacy with the legal system in the UK she worked as a police analyst to create primary source documents [...]

  • Recently, and still today, I ve been dealing with some personal issues that have made reading difficult so I had trouble connecting with Under a Silent Moon at first I m glad I kept on, though, because I ended up enjoying it for the most part, enough that I plan to re read it when I m in a receptive state of mind.Multiple points of view can be confusing sometimes and I do think there were too many characters, some quite unnecessary to the story, but the author gave us a cast of characters that [...]

  • This was my first book by Elizabeth Haynes but it definitely won t be my last From the first page I was pulled in and the pacing didn t let up I loved DCI Louisa Lou Smith She was tough but compassionate and capable but also very human Plus, anyone who exists primarily on KitKat bars and coffee is pretty great The mystery itself is intriguing and it was very easy to keep the large cast and all the different threads straight Haynes mixes in transcripts of reports and witness statements in the sto [...]

  • This was too painful to read.How is it possible to have characters 3 5 in multiples mentioned in a single page over and over again, with some of them talking about other characters and expecting the reader to follow all those dialogue threads which really lead nowhere within a chapter and then in subsequent chapters You need a character guide like those historical novels to keep everyone on the straight It almost comes across as being autistic the writing, people and while Haynes enjoys working [...]

  • Good story, interesting style as written as the police investigation unfolds, I.e through emails, witness statement, analysis as well as straight narrative Personally I prefer Elizabeth Haynes standalone thrillers, Into the Darkest Corner is amazing that year s Gone Girl but this is certainly worth a read, interests and a page turner.

  • Under the Silent Moon is the first book in the DCI Louisa Smith series Author Elizabeth Haynes is a former police analyst and we get samples of police reports and investigation updates throughout the book This quite intrigued me In this story, we have a suicide, a murder victim and a host of suspects Haynes does a good job of stringing the reader along What was lacking for me was the suspenseful pace that should have accompanied the storyline, as well as characters that I could connect with Ther [...]

  • 3.5 stars Not as good as Into the Darkest Corner The beginning was kind of slow and hard to get into, the action picked up in the second half but the ending wasn t very exciting.

  • Under a Silent Moon sees Elizabeth Haynes moving in a slightly different direction from her norm that of the psychological thriller and she has produced an interesting police procedural full of evidence, analysis, clues and twists.The book is a very quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this new approach to crime writing It s not often you get chance to read a witness statement fictional or not it s not often you see the charts showing how the crime analysts map their evidence and tie mobi [...]

  • Under a Silent Moon centers around the events of one night that shatter the peace of a quiet English village On that night, an attractive young woman is gruesomely stabbed in her bedroom, while another woman dies when her car crashes to the bottom of a quarry near her home The first death is clearly murder the second appears to be an accident But as the police begin their investigations, they begin to wonder if there might be a connection between the two events, and the death in the quarry might [...]

  • Elizabeth Haynes writes crime thrillers darn good crime thrillers I ve read and really enjoyed her previous three books and was eager to get my hands on her latest Under a Silent Moon Haynes s first three books have been stand alones, but the publisher s blurb lists Under a Silent Moon as the first in a new series The protagonist is Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith Louisa leads her first murder case when a young woman is found dead in a small village The case doubles when another woman is [...]

  • I would not buy this book based on the cover alone Reading outside my go to genres has not been treating me well I was not gripped until the very last page , like the summary suggests This is supposed to be an exciting crime novel, but I found it to be very boring I received this book for free in exchange for a review from TLC Book Tours I thought this book was going to be very interesting because it has all of the police crime reports interspersed throughout the novel, however I found it to be [...]

  • Author Elizabeth Haynes introduces readers to Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Lou Smith in Under a Silent Moon , the first entry in a new criminal investigation series Freshly installed as DCI, Lou Smith must investigate the brutal murder of a young beauty and the apparent suicide of a depressed, alcoholic wife, both of which occurred on the same night under an Autumn moon As DCI Smith and her team work on solving the mysteries behind both cases, they also must deal with complex personal issues [...]

  • Eh I wouldn t really recommend this to my friends.While I loved Elizabeth Haynes first book, Into the Darkest Corner which I stayed up late reading because I didn t want to put it down , I didn t have any strong feelings about this one or care about staying up to read it.It wasn t BAD or anything, but there s no real reason to choose this over other mystery novels either Into the Darkest Corner was of a thriller as are Haynes second and third books, which I haven t read yet but am still excited [...]

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