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Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes

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A well-written and well-plotted police procedural tale which is also about relationships, professional, personal, sexual or criminal. It highlights the emotions such relationships engender and how they can cloud our judgement. The investigation takes place over six days and rather than chapters it is divided into date/time lines and interspersed with witness statements, police phone logs and reports, together with flow-charts at the back of the book that allow the reader to follow the progression of the investigation and gives insight into how a case is built … fascinating. The expert knowledge comes from the author’s seven year stint with the Kent police working as an intelligence analyst.

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Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes

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.


'Intense, gripping ... utterly unputdownable S. J. Watson Haynes does a great job in ratcheting up the suspense ... and there are many lip-biting moments' Daily Mail

'Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller' Karin Slaughter

'As Haynes herself is a police intelligence analyst she is well placed to add authenticity to her skills of storytelling. Unputdownable' Red Magazine

'A chilling, page-turning read' Rosamund Lupton

About the Author

Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth Haynes is a police intelligence analyst. She lives in a village near Maidstone, Kent, with her husband and son.

Her first book, Into the Darkest Corner, was Amazons Best Book of 2011 and winner of Rising Stars 2011. It was longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Debut Dagger and has been translated into multiple languages. The film is being produced by Revolution Films, with BAFTA winner Tinge Krishnan directing. Her second novel, Revenge of the Tide, will be published by Myriad in March 2012.

Author photo © Ryan and Jo Photography

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29th April 2014


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


480 pages


Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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