Monday, November 30, 2015

Under a Silent Moon

Book: Under a Silent Moon
Series: DCI Louisa Smith #1
Author: Elizabeth Haynes

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, 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.-Goodreads

Review: If you are fan of police procedurals, you might want to try this book. It is not a psychological thriller like her previous books, this is a straight up murder/suicide where the police are trying to figure out the killer. While I enjoyed the narrative style (multiple narratives, excepts from police interviews and reports) it started off extremely slow and I had a hard time keeping the characters straight. The book picked up toward the end. I will definitely read the next in the series. 

Grade: 3/5

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