Thursday, May 8, 2014

Under A Silent Moon: A Novel by Elizabeth Haynes

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

Devour the Book
Connect the Clues
Discover a Killer

P. D. James meets E. L. James in Under a Silent Moon, this first novel in an exciting British crime series—a blend of literary suspense and page-turning thriller that introduces formidable Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith—from suspense talent Elizabeth Haynes, author of the bestselling Into the Darkest Corner.

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 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 to discover the Killer?

Solve the crime alongside DCI Louisa Smith and her team.

my thoughts:

Normally I'm a huge fan of Haynes' works (Into the Darkest Corner, Human Remains) - I just love the way she writes about such difficult and often disturbing topics (with brutal honesty).  So, I couldn't help but get excited at the prospect of jumping into her new book, Under A Silent Moon.  Its the first in a new series she's writing and it deals with a police intelligence analyst (think CSI). From the blurb on the back, it sounded like it was going to be quite an intriguing read.  Unfortunately, I never got that far into the book.  For some reason, I just could not engage with the story at all.  I found it to be somewhat confusing and didn't really enjoy reading the procedural aspect of the investigation.  I never connected with DCI Louisa Smith and didn't really care what happened to her.  As much as I wanted to enjoy this book, I found that I couldn't.  It was a DNF for me.

But don't listen to me.  According to other bloggers, this book is a terrific story filled with loads of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end.  Check out what else they had to say about Under A Silent Moon here.
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Brandie said...

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this one, Nadia.

I do really like the cover of this one, though! :)

Ti said...

It sucks when you can't engage with the characters or story.

Nadia said...

Brandie, the cover is pretty cool, but the story itself just didn't grab me. Oh well.

Ti, it really does.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Darn, I'm sorry to see that this one didn't work for you but thanks for being a part of the tour!