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THE CROSSING PLACES ELLY GRIFFITHS

August 14, 2015

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THE CROSSING PLACES ELLY GRIFFITHS

A MUST BUY MUST READ!

A child’s bones are discovered near the site of a pre-historic henge on the north Norfolk coast, and the police ask local forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway to date them. Are these the remains of a local girl who disappeared ten years ago?
DCI Harry Nelson refuses to give up the hunt for this missing child. Ever since she vanished, someone has been sending him bizarre anonymous notes about ritual sacrifice, quoting Shakespeare and the Bible. He knows Ruth’s instincts and experience can help him finally put this case to rest.
Then a second child goes missing, and Ruth finds herself in danger from a killer who knows she’s getting ever closer to the truth.
MY REVIEW
What I liked about The Crossing Places is that I could picture all the scenes where everything was taking place.  I was amazed how he story was brought to life by great characters. Ruth who is overweight and lives alone with her adorable cats. She is an expert on bone preservation is called upon by the police to date some child bones that they have found. When Ruth explains to the police that the bones are Iron Age bones they lost interest. Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson is desperate to find missing Lucy Downey who has been missing for ten years and was rather hoping that bones would have been that of Lucy Downey. Ruth Galloway helps Harry Nelson find out who has been sending him bizarre letters since Lucy vanished, the letters have reference to ritual and sacrifice and quoting the Bible and Shakespeare.  Another criminal investigation snaps into light as another girl goes missing from her garden. With a hunt on for a killer there is bone-chilling stuff running throughout this story. I found The Crossing Places a very refreshing enjoyable experience. Indeed this is a clever novel with the mix of superstition and myth weaved into a modern crime novel. A must buy must read!

 

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2 Comments
  1. OK, must read it is. I like how you aid you can picture each scene. Thanks for the review!

    • Maybe I could picture the scenes as I live near the coast and used to go to Cornwall for my holiday.

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