Thursday, March 20, 2014

Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes

DCI Louisa Smith and her team have their work cut out for them.  One woman was murdered at an English farm; one woman appears to have committed suicide at the local quarry.  Are the deaths related?  Why was the beautiful young single girl murdered?

Harper and Edelweiss allowed to download this book for review (thank you).  It will be on sale April 15th, so make a note to pick it up at your local bookstore then.

When the team starts to dig into the past, some very ugly secrets came up.  The murdered woman loved sex and had it with anyone available whether male or female.  Those living in the vicinity of her abode had all taken advantage of the opportunity.  Who had gotten angry enough to kill her?

This is a twisted, sordid tale with no one coming out well at the end.  A weak police officer almost loses his life as well as his job.  The daughter that was in love with murdered girl loses more than the one that lost her life.  That little corner of England suffers ripples from the waves of anger and insanity that comes all from one person.  It takes a bit before you find out who the killer is.  Not only have we killed, we plan on killing again.

It's creepy story that left a bad taste in my mouth.  It's all possible and probable but I prefer a bit light and happiness in my stories.  Louisa's new romance was the only positive thing I saw in this story and who knows if that's going to last? The mystery is good, I just didn't like the characters.  And that's the author's point, isn't it?

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