Under a Silent Moon

Under a Silent Moon

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In the crisp, early morning hours, the police are called to a suspected murder at a farm outside a small English village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, blood all over the cottage she lives in. At the same time, police respond to a reported female suicide, where a car has fallen into a local quarry.

As DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather the evidence, they discover a link between these two women, a link which has sealed their dreadful fate one cold night, under a silent moon.

Told in a unique way, using source documents that allow readers to interpret the evidence alongside DCI Louisa Smith and her team, Under a Silent Moon is an unsettling and compulsively readable novel that will keep you gripped until the very last page.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 155 x 202 x 31mm | 298g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751549592
  • 9780751549591
  • 134,877

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Intense, gripping . . . utterly unputdownable S. J. Watson
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Elizabeth Haynes offers it all. She draws on her experience as a police analyst to give everything a ring of authenticity; the dialogue, the characters and the inquiry... [Haynes] packs this crime novel with enough surprises to keep you mystified right to the end * Essentials * The sprinkling of jet-black comedy and the authentic voice... keeps you going back for more * Sun * Oozes authenticity * Daily Express * A chilling, page-turning read * Rosamund Lupton * As Haynes herself is a police intelligence analyst she is well placed to add authenticity to her skills of storytelling. Unputdownable * Red Magazine * Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller * Karin Slaughter * Haynes does a great job in ratcheting up the suspense . . . and there are many lip-biting moments * Daily Mail * Intense, gripping . . . utterly unputdownable * S. J. Watson *
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About Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth Haynes worked for many years as a police analyst. Her debut novel, Into the Darkest Corner, won Amazon's Book of the Year in 2011 and Amazon's Rising Star Award for debut novels.

Elizabeth grew up in Sussex and studied English, German and Art History at Leicester University. She is currently taking a career break having worked for the past seven years as a police intelligence analyst. Elizabeth now lives in Norfolk with her husband and son, and writes in coffee shops and a shed-office which takes up most of the garden. She is a regular participant in, and a Municipal Liaison for, National Novel Writing Month - an annual challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November.
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2,679 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 15% (397)
4 36% (953)
3 36% (967)
2 11% (283)
1 3% (79)
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