Behind Closed Doors
By Elizabeth Haynes
'Elizabeth Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction for a long time' Sophie Hannah
'To begin with, nothing was certain except her own terror . . .'
Ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished without a trace during a family holiday to Greece. Not being able to find Scarlett was one of the biggest regrets of DCI Louisa Smith's career and when Scarlett is discovered back in her home town after all this time, Lou is determined to find out what happened to her and why she remained hidden for so long. Was she abducted or did she run away?
As Lou and her team delve deeper into Scarlett's past, their investigation throws up more questions than it answers. But as they edge closer to the truth about what really went on behind closed doors, it is more sinister and disturbing than they had ever imagined.
From the bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes an unsettling and compulsively readable novel that will keep you under its spell until the very last page.
Elizabeth Haynes worked for many years as a police analyst. Her debut novel, Into the Darkest Corner, won Amazon's Book of the Year in 2011 and Amazon's Rising Star Award for debut novels.
Elizabeth grew up in Sussex and studied English, German and Art History at Leicester University. She is currently taking a career break having worked for the past seven years as a police intelligence analyst. Elizabeth now lives in Norfolk with her husband and son, and writes in coffee shops and a shed-office which takes up most of the garden. She is a regular participant in, and a Municipal Liaison for, National Novel Writing Month - an annual challenge to write 50,000 words in the month of November.
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29 Jan 2015
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Intensely evocative, you can almost smell the police and interview rooms . . . authentic, gripping and all-consuming — Daily Mail
Elizabeth Haynes is the most exciting thing to happen to crime fiction in a long time — Sophie Hannah
I never wanted to stop reading; both Scarlett's story and the developing relationships within the major incident team are gripping stuff — Mystery People
The sprinkling of jet-black comedy and the authentic voice . . . keeps you going back for more — The Sun on Under a Silent Moon
Oozes authenticity — Daily Express on Under a Silent Moon
A gripping read that will have you guessing until the end — Evening Telegraph on Under a Silent Moon
This is a book that will thrill lovers of the police procedural — Crime Fiction Lover Blog on Under a Silent Moon
Had me hooked . . . I immediately wanted to turn back to the beginning and start reading again — Bookbag Blog on Under a Silent Moon