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Ruth Galloway receives a phone call that bears shocking news. A friend of hers from college, Dan Golding, has been killed in a fire at his Lancashire home. Her shock turns to alarm when she gets a letter from Dan. He has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever but he needs Ruth's advice. Even more alarming, he sounds vulnerable and frightened. DCI Harry Nelson is also rediscovering his past. Up north for a holiday, he meets his former colleague Sandy MacLeod, now at Blackpool CID. Sandy tells him there are strange circumstances surrounding Dan Golding's death. Many of those who worked with Dan seem to be afraid.
Many have secrets to hide. Ruth is drawn deep into the mystery, and where she goes, so does her toddler daughter, Kate. This time, it's not just Ruth's life at risk.
©2013 Elly Griffiths (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc
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By Aryn on 03-25-13

Still a great series

Action, suspense, great characters and a well-written story. I am getting used to the narrator/voices in my head disconnect (you know, when what you're hearing isn't how you thought the characters should sound ); Ms Corbett is absolutely capable-her men sound like men, her accents are amazing, and I like her voice.

If you're up for a decent forensic series without a lot of gore and isn't going to leave you unable to sleep at night, allow me to suggest this entire series. And I do suggest you start at the beginning to get the full flavor of how things are put together and who these people are.

And I'm delighted to say that while this series is beginning to flag a bit, it is still a solid 4 stars.

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By Jean on 02-05-13

Great Ruth Galloway Mystery!!!

Ruth remains one of my favorite mystery characters. She is very real with believable strengths and weakness. Like all of us she is always second guessing herself. DCI Nelson and the Druid Cathbarth, other characters in these tales, are well developed with their own strengths and weakness. Ms. Griffiths' books, well plotted and riveting until the last paragraph, leave the reader wanting more.

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By Margaret on 04-25-13

readers

I have enjoyed all of Elly Griffiths books about Dr Ruth Galloway.

What a pity the publisher changed the reader for this unabridged book.

The general narration was fine but I thought this reader was very poor on the mens' voices..

A good story spoiled for me by this.

If there are any more planned, please revert to the original reader.

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By Clare pitt on 04-16-15

Good book, annoying narrator

Not a bad story, quite interesting at times but the narrators attempt at male and the child's voices set my teeth on edge.

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By jennifer palmer on 04-20-16

Painful reader!!

It was almost impossible to enjoy the story at all. The readers voices were horrid. Especially that of the little girl, which was not only high pitched, but ten times louder than any other character. I actually had to cover the speakers on my iPad quickly whenever this character spoke. It disturbed my sleeping dogs! I would definitely not recommend it, the story itself was dull. I would return it but I've returned too many apparently!

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By imtralee on 05-12-15

the narrator loses me

Jane McDowell seemed to have a much closer affinity with the characters of this series than Clare Corbett, who makes central Male characters sound either creepy/sleezy (Cathbad) or uncaring (Nelson). I miss the old characters.

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