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The Chalk Pit Audiobook

The Chalk Pit

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In the ninth Ruth Galloway mystery, Ruth and Nelson investigate a string of murders and disappearances deep within the abandoned tunnels hidden far beneath the streets of Norwich.

Norwich is riddled with old chalk-mining tunnels, but no one's sure exactly how many. When Ruth is called in to investigate a set of human remains found in one of them, she notices the bones are almost translucent - a sign they were boiled soon after death. Once more she finds herself at the helm of a murder investigation.

Meanwhile, DCI Nelson is hunting for a missing homeless woman, Barbara, who he hears has gone "underground". Could she have disappeared into the labyrinth? And if so, is she connected to the body Ruth found?

As Ruth, Nelson, and the rest of their team investigate the tunnels, they hear rumors of secret societies, cannibalism, and ritual killings. When a dead body is found with a map that appears to be of The Underground, they realize their quest to find the killer has only just begun - and that there may be more bodies underfoot.

©2017 Elly Griffiths (P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited

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    Cathy J Hunter Broken Arrow OK 06-01-17
    Cathy J Hunter Broken Arrow OK 06-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Soap opera, too little detection"

    A glut of characters all of whom seem to have high drama in their personal lives. Occasionally a missing person mystery will come up but nobody seems to be anxious to do any detection just discuss it! Tried to hold on but could not keep track of the players!

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    abigail adams 06-23-17
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    "Wonderful!!!"

    Her books leave you longing for the next one and this one is no exception. Wonderful characters!

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    "great"

    Great, although not as good as the others on the series. Love Ruth and Kate.

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    "Horrible!"

    With such a promising plot line, to so totally muck it up annoyed me greatly. There were too many indistinct people running around. I could never figure out who was whom. Was there an actual team working or a bunch of disparate characters talking, talking, talking? There was no suspense. Of course you wonder who the killer is, but that is curiosity.

    I can tell by other reviewers that being familiar with the prior books apparently puts people in perspective. Coming in cold, I never warmed up to anyone, including the narrator whose reading I would describe as "droning on".

    I never had a sense of what the surroundings were. I didn't care about the people. The narrator's reading was boring. Spend your money or your credit on Angela Marsons's books. You will know what character differentiation sounds like in a well-written story.

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    Barbara 06-09-17
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    "Suspend disbelief"

    Not her best in my opinion. The characters seem to be rushed around with little feel for motivation, especially the murderer. Not much archeological or anthropological material.

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    Elly Griffith's best yet; an expertly written and engaging tale from beginning to end.
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    Audrey Shirts 06-03-17
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    "Another Winner from Elly Griffiths!"

    The returning characters in the Ruth Galloway series seem like friends to me. It is hard to choose between the author's skillful development of them in each book and the mystery.

    Jane McDowell delivers an excellent narration, giving each character a distinctive voice.

    So when will the next title be available?

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