Sunday, 6 July 2014

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Under a Silent Moon - Elizabeth Hayes

Release Date: 08/05/14
Publisher:  Sphere


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.


OK, as a reader, when I find an author I like, I make a note of their name so when a new title comes out, they make it further up the TBR list to be tackled sooner rather than later. (After all why begin with starters when you can go straight for the chocolate cake. LOL)

So having read Elizabeth’s writing before I couldn’t wait to see what her latest investigation novel would bring, after all I liked the principle character, loved the way that she set the story up and then also brought to the table solid police investigative techniques. Expecting more of the same from this, her latest, I couldn’t wait to get started, however upon concluding, I found that it didn’t advance the character for me, she didn’t grow and overall felt a little bit flatter than the first. All round, it’s an OK book however without the growth I was hoping for it was just average.

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