Sunday, March 25, 2012

Series Week: Ruth Galloway Mysteries

Way back in August of last year I listened to the audiobooks for the first two Ruth Galloway books by Elly Griffiths, Crossing Places and The Janus Stone.  I really enjoyed both.  I thought that Ruth Galloway was a great character and I couldn't wait to read the next book.

The next book is here and it is called The House at Seas End.

A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion. But someone wants the truth of the past to stay buried, and will go to any lengths to keep it that way...even murder.

All of our favorite characters are back in this book.  Reading this book was like settling in with some old friends.   There was an addition of a new friend of Ruth's Tatjana that I didn't quite understand as much, but she played her part I guess.

If you've been keeping track Ruth was pregnant in the second book.  In this book she's had her baby and she's struggling with being a single parent.  Kate, Ruth's daughter, is bringing out a whole new side to Harry Nelson.  And, the last paragraph of the book leaves a tantalizing clue about what's going to happen in the next book regarding Kate, Ruth, and Harry.

As usual, Elly Griffiths created a fantastic whodunit.  There's a horrific murder to solve that took place during World War II.  Interwoven in the story is Tatjana's tale of genocide in Bosnia.   I was biting my nails wanting to know how both stories were eventually going to play out. 

I can't wait for the next book to come out in this series and looks like maybe it won't be too long.  The next one is called A Room Full of Bones, not sure what the US release date is.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

This sounds very interesting! I am adding them to my to-read pile. :)