The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway #1) by Elly Griffiths***

3 October 2021 | ,

Reading Dates: 07 September – 02 October 2021

As a series, Dr Ruth Galloway’s mysteries have potential. I like the main character a lot and Elly Griffiths’s dramatic sense was good too. The archaeology background is fabulous and reminds me of the TV series Bones, which I love so much. I also liked the landscape connection to Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I have never been to a marsh, I don’t think, but the quicksand mentions reminded me of being taught to escape it in a foot crossing I did from Granville to Mont St Michel. But the story itself did not have anything spectacular going for it, apart from the character which is just here in potential form. I will give her a chance though, The Crossing Places is definitely good enough for that.

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The Crossing Places