The Crossing Places

Elly Griffiths

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.

March, 2021