A Room Full of Bones: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 4

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A Room Full of Bones: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 4

A Room Full of Bones: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 4

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And although I will stress that the focus is much more on the mystery in this book than the other three, Griffiths still blessed us with some romantic moments.

Ruth doesn’t believe in an afterlife which, in her opinion, is all the more reason to treat human relics with respect. I thought the parts about Michelle's reaction to Harry's affair where realistic and sad, it's obvious they both care a lot for each other but perhaps they married too young and have little in common. The pressures that Ruth is faced with differ in all of the cases which she has been involved with and the new consideration here is one-year-old daughter, Kate. Add into this the mysterious foreigner - who happens to be tall and handsome - and odd - and you have pretty much collected all of the characters you would expect to see on a BBC drama.Emotions run high in A Room Full of Bones but the novel is cleverly plotted and delivers a highly satisfying mystery element, perhaps the most well thought out in the series so far. But she never lets herself forget that she is dealing with people who once lived and were once loved. The next step was carbon dating of the bones themselves, and somewhere along the line the decision was made to open the coffin in public – watched by the great and the good, including members of the Smith family. The dialogues and thoughts of the characters are repetitive, the characters are boring and selfish, the relationships between them shallow and the situations most of the time ridiculous! If you're wondering if you need to have read the other books in the series, the answer is no: however if you haven't read them, they're better books than this one!

It's essential with a series of crime novels that the recurring characters are progressed in each book and that happened here. She’s an uncommon, down-to-earth heroine whose acute insight, wry humor, and depth of feeling make her a thoroughly engaging companion. Ruth's one year old daughter Kate is also delightful and I'll be interested to see if Ruth's reignited relationship with Max develops. This book had so many different scenarios and plot lines going on that I marveled that Griffiths was able to tie them up so seamlessly at the end.As her convictions are tested, she and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling and the Aboriginal ritual of The Dreaming may hold the answer to these deaths – and be the key to their own survival. I'm not cut out to be a single mother (or a married mother, for that matter), but I can appreciate her efforts to raise Kate on her own, especially with all the judgement that seems to get loaded onto mothers. There’s a formula (or balance) in my favorite mystery series— something like 70-80% mystery/crime threads to about 20-30% main sleuth/ regular character development. Erik Anderssen, Erik the Viking, Ruth’s tutor at university and for many years afterwards her mentor and role model.

There are some really fine red herrings in this book, including some mixed-up identities, and I found that entertaining. Griffith's novels occupy a world where modern science and new age mysticism coexist but her characters' flights of fancy are leavened by common sense and humanity' Sunday Times. There are several strands to the plot - some of which are unnecessary and seem to have been thrown in simply to provide a few red herrings. At the same token the reader is plowed into another enticing mystery as a museums curator is found dead next to a coffin excavated from a medieval church. Meanwhile, Cathbad’s covert love affair with married DS Judy Johnson also comes to Ruth's attention for the first time and revelations towards the end of the book indicate fraught times ahead for this couple also.Only if she doesn't mention forensic techniques ever again, and if Cathbad is there, because Cathbad is cool. As her convictions are tested, she and Nelson must discover how Aboriginal skulls, drug smuggling and the Aboriginal ritual of The Dreaming may hold the answer to these deaths - and be the key to their own survival.



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