To celebrate the release of Behind Closed Doors, we are going to do a mini tour for Elizabeth Haynes’ previous novel, Under a Silent Moon!
About Behind Closed Doors
• Paperback: 496 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (March 31, 2015)
An old case makes Detective Inspector Louisa Smith some new enemies in this spellbinding second installment of New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes’s Briarstone crime series that combines literary suspense and page-turning thrills.
Ten years ago, 15-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished while on a family holiday in Greece. Was she abducted, or did she run away from her severely dysfunctional family? Lou Smith worked the case as a police constable, and failing to find Scarlett has been one of the biggest regrets of her career. No one is more shocked than Lou to learn that Scarlett has unexpectedly been found during a Special Branch raid of a brothel in Briarstone.
Lou and her Major Crime team are already stretched working two troubling cases: nineteen-year-old Ian Palmer was found badly beaten; and soon after, bar owner Carl McVey was found half-buried in the woods, his Rolex and money gone. While Lou tries to establish the links between the two cases, DS Sam Hollands works with Special Branch to question Scarlett. What happened to her? Where has she been until now? How did she end up back here? And why is her family—with the exception of her emotionally fragile older sister, Juliette—less than enthusiastic about her return?
When another brutal assault and homicide are linked to the McVey murder, Lou’s cases collide, and the clues all point in one terrifying direction. As the pressure and the danger mount, it becomes clear that the silent, secretive Scarlett holds they key to everything.
• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition (February 24, 2015)
Two women share a grisly fate in the first entry of this exciting new British crime series—a blend of literary suspense and page-turning thriller that introduces the formidable Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Smith—from the New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Haynes, “the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time” (Sophie Hannah, author of Kind of Cruel).
In the crisp, early hours of an autumn morning, the police are called to investigate two deaths. The first is a suspected murder at a farm on the outskirts of a small village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead, her cottage drenched with blood. The second is a reported suicide at a nearby quarry. A car with a woman’s body inside has been found at the bottom of the pit.
As DCI Louisa Smith and her team gather evidence over the course of the next six days, they discover a shocking link between the two cases and the two deaths—a bond that sealed these women’s terrible fates one cold night, under a silent moon.
In this compelling new detective series, Elizabeth Haynes interweaves fictional primary source materials—police reports, phone messages, interviews—and multiple character viewpoints to create a sexy, edgy, and compulsively readable tale of murder, mystery, and unsettling suspense.
Elizabeth Haynes is a police intelligence analyst, a civilian role that involves determining patterns in offending and criminal behavior. Dark Tide is her second novel; rights to her first, Into the Darkest Corner, have been sold in twenty-five territories. Haynes lives in England in a village near Maidstone, Kent, with her husband and son.
Elizabeth’s Tour Stops for Under a Silent Moon
Wednesday, February 25th: I Wish I Lived in a Library
Thursday, February 26th: Dreams, Etc.
Monday, March 2nd: Wont to be Quilter
Tuesday, March 3rd: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, March 4th: Vivacious Hobo
Thursday, March 5th: Buried Under Books
Tuesday, March 10th: Olduvai Reads
Elizabeth’s Tour Stops for Behind Closed Doors
Monday, March 30th: Reading Reality
Tuesday, March 31st: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, April 2nd: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, April 2nd:Literary Feline
Monday, April 6th: A Bookworm’s World
Tuesday, April 7th: FictionZeal
Friday, April 10th: Booksie’s Blog
Monday, April 13th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, April 15th: Vox Libris
Thursday, April 16th: Drey’s Library
Tuesday, April 21st: Book Hooked Blog
Thursday, April 23rd: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Friday, April 24th: Read-Love-Blog
Thursday, April 30th: The Discerning Reader