July 5, 2016
The House at Sea's End
The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths
Ruth Galloway series #3
2011 Audible Studios
Read by Jane McDowell
Finished on February 15, 2016
Rating: 4/5 (Very Good)
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.
I'm really enjoying this series! The mystery is always fun to try to solve (although I never came close this time!), but the characters are why I keep coming back. Ruth and Nelson's relationship is complicated and I'm interested to see what new developments unfold in the next book. Jane McDowell is an excellent reader, so I'll continue with the audio books.
Highly entertaining series! The ending of this particular installment has quite a cliff-hanger and I can't wait to listen to #4 (A Room Full of Bones). Recommend!