Under a Silent Moon is the first in a new series. I love a good British police procedural, and this is a good one. The main character is Louisa Smith, a new Detective Chief Inspector. She had a brief relationship with one of her now subordinates, before she knew he was married. She’s attracted to the geeky Canadian analyst but leery after the disastrous affair.
The author is a police intelligence analyst, and it shows. The investigation and language feels authentic. Lou is an interesting character, and a number of supporting characters were well drawn with room to grow.
The mystery was okay, I find the whole BDSM angle a little overdone these days but it was fine. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to a sequel. If you like books by Jane Casey, Jill McGown, Susan Hill, and other police procedurals, you will probably enjoy Under a Silent Moon. It can be found in the adult Fiction area under the author's last name.