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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Behind Closed Doors



This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published.  It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I am so pleased that the second book in Elizabeth Haynes' series featuring DCI Louisa Smith will be coming out at the end of this month.  So excited, so excited.  I read the first book in this series, Under a Silent Moon, at the end of January.  My review is here.  It was a very decent start and now we get to learn more about Lou Smith and her major crimes team.  Here's the scoop:





Publication Date - March 31st

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 younger 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 the key to everything.

30 comments:

  1. I've this series in my pile but have yet to read them. Looks like I've to do that soon!

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    1. Well, if you started it you wouldn't be far behind as this is book #2. LOL

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  2. I don't dare start another series until I catch up on the ones I'm already reading! Thanks, though, Kay. I'll try to remember this one for some time in the future.

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    1. You mean you're not going to try every single series I mention, Les? I'm so sad.....LOL! You know this is mostly what I read. You certainly branch out a bit more than I do, plus having a full time job does make a difference. ;-)

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  3. Nice choice. Under the Silent Moon is in my reading pile now. It'll be great to be able to finish this one just before the next in the series. I've heard lots of good things about this series.

    My WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/03/waiting-on-wednesday-new-ann-packer.html

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    1. I really liked #1 - hope #2 works as well.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. And thank you for saying hello as well!

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  5. I haven't started reading this series yet, but it sounds good. i love mysteries and thrillers, so this is certainly one I will watch for. In the meantime, I guess I'd better read Under A Silent Moon. Great pick! Thanks! Also, thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Kimberly. If you like mysteries, I'm kind of a one-genre show here. Not completely, but mostly. :-)

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  6. Oh, I am sooo excited! I love the characters in Under a Silent Moon...which I am reading now! So much fun to be able to look forward to more story about them, and I really like Louisa Smith. Thanks for sharing...as I didn't know this one was coming. It is on my list now!

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Isn't it nice to not have to wait too long for the next book. I love it when that happens.

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  7. I need to check out Under the Silent Moon. Then I will be ready for the next one. Thanks for a new author and new series!

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    1. I aim to please, Jenclair. I surely do.

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  8. I have yet to read this one, it does sound exciting :) Great pick!<3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Thank you for coming by and saying hello!

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  9. I want a copy of that one too! I really enjoyed Under a Silent Moon and have been a fan of Elizabeth Haynes since Into the Darkest Corner that I recommended to loads of people.

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    1. I want to read her other standalones too. Sometime this year,hopefully.

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  10. I didn't realize how soon this one was coming out! I definitely enjoyed the first in the series and am looking forward to seeing more of Lou.

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    1. Yes, only having to wait until the end of the month. So glad about that.

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  11. Ooohh sounds really good!! Love mysteries.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jillian!

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  12. I have a couple of Haynes books sitting here and have yet to read one. They all sound good to me!

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    1. I've been pleased so far - well, I've only read 2 of them, but still...

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  13. Oohh! Murder mystery! I love murder mysteries. I haven' read any of Haynes's books yet but I'll look into this.


    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. You might like it. Thanks for coming by!

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  14. My library still doesn't have Under a Silent Moon! This sequel sounds good. I may have to go on a book buying binge and add both of these to my cart.

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    1. You know it's possible that there might be sales on the first book around the time the second comes out. Maybe. :-)

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