Fiction, 2009 | 303 pages
Well, I made it all the way through. And that’s about the biggest praise I can muster. Bad writing, in my opinion, with very shallow characters; even the main character, Ruth Galloway. Too many men characters for some bizarre reason, and I couldn’t keep them straight. The ending of this mystery was good, however ... written in a manner to make my heart pound.
Ruth Galloway is an archeologist who lives alone on a saltmarsh in England and becomes embroiled in amateur sleuthing when some children are lost and presumed murdered. There are 14 Ruth Galloway mysteries, so someone likes Griffiths’ writing. I personally am going to forgo 13 of them. Sorry, Jan D.