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The House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway Series #3)

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10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Past Mistakes

As the book opens Kate, the baby born to Ruth Galloway, the forensic expert, as a result of a one-night stand with Detective Inspector Harry Nelson in the prior entry in the series, is now four months old and the mother is still juggling her maternal and professional du...
As the book opens Kate, the baby born to Ruth Galloway, the forensic expert, as a result of a one-night stand with Detective Inspector Harry Nelson in the prior entry in the series, is now four months old and the mother is still juggling her maternal and professional duties, sometimes to much criticism from friends. But the baby seems to survive.

In any event, her motherly demands don’t seem to prevent Ruth from getting involved with more forensic investigations and police investigations. Especially when six skeletons are discovered on a beach and her examination indicates that they are probably from Germany, perhaps dating back to an invasion during the early days of World War II on a lonely Norfolk beach. Indications are that each was shot in the back of the head. The question arises: Did the various persons in the Home Guard play any role in their deaths?

As in the previous two novels featuring Ruth and D.I. Nelson, they combine to discover the facts surrounding the mystery of past and present. The prose is lean and the plot moves apace with agility. The characters remain immensely human and intriguing, and the novel lives up to the standards of the predecessor novels.

Recommended.

posted by tedfeit0 on February 29, 2012

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Great book!

Love all her books. This was as good as all the rest.

posted by nenris on October 12, 2012

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Great book!

    Love all her books. This was as good as all the rest.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Not a bad read

    I had trouble getting into this book and figuring out who the characters were. I wish I'd read the previous books first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Repetition

    This is the third book in the series that I have read. Each book goes on and on about druids and gods and goddesses and the saltmarch and someone is always trying to kill her and ...... I think that I see a pattern here. It was enjoyable enough but I'm not interested in reading anymore of this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    RE: RE: british ideas of justice......

    Why the hell would you assume she/he is American? You revealed as much predjudice and ignorance about yourself as the author of the ridiclous and assinine original post.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    I like this series!

    I enjoy the characters and stories in this series. I also like the setting. The mysteries are good and I find them fun to read. Can't wait for the next one!

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    Posted March 17, 2012

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