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.
Elizabeth Haynes grew up in Seaford, Sussex and studied English, German and Art History at Leicester University. She currently works as a police intelligence analyst and lives in Kent with her husband and son.
I love a good detective story and the synopsis of this book sounded promising. Combined with that cover, a house in the middle of nowhere with a big moon I had a good feeling about this one.
I usually have my hands on a detective story every other book I pick up but it has been a while and I noticed it in how much I enjoyed the book. I was in the mood for a good puzzle.
I liked Louisa but did have some problems with her too. She felt like a strong and ambitious woman, knowing exactly what she wanted but that did not always show in her behavior. Especially in her private life decisions I often felt like slapping her to make her see reality. As this was just a very small part of the book it was easy to overlook though it did leave an impression.
The story itself was a great puzzle. The police investigation is followed on the level of the DCI and you get all of the clues the story has to work with. This makes it easy to follow and puzzle along. I did find it a big risk as it often happens clues are just popping up to give a story an extra surprising factor which was not really possible here. It worked out very well. There were enough possible suspects and stories to make it an interesting investigation.
Under a Silent Moon
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Harper: eBook | Hardcover