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Publisher Description

When a child’s bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk’s north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson. He thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for ten years. It’s a cold case he has never been able to forget, in part because he’s been getting creepy letters about Lucy ever since her disappearance from someone who quotes the Bible and Shakespeare and includes references to ritual and sacrifice. When Ruth proves that the bones are those of an Iron Age girl who died over two thousand years ago, she supposes that this is the end of the story. She’s wrong: it’s just the beginning of a nightmare.

The Crossing Places is a gripping story about how the past, even the distant past, can have a deadly hold on the present. It marks the beginning of a stunning new mystery series, and the debut of an intelligent, salty-tongued sleuth who is all the more likeable for being vulnerable in ways she’s the last to recognize.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2009
April 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
McClelland & Stewart
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

optioneerJM ,

A jolly good read

Superb intro to @ellygriffiths in a mystical adventure into a unbeknownst landscape and genuine heroine, Ruth 4/5*

Opa Bob ,

The Crossing Places

I enjoyed this book immensely. It had excellent character fullness, a swift moving plot and a satisfactory, although not surprising, ending. The incidental information regarding Druidism, Archeology, etc gave the book a sense of authenticity and authority that is often missing in other books in this genre.

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