The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10) by Elly Griffiths

The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, THE 10TH DR RUTH GALLOWAY MYSTERY - CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF RUTH 'My favourite current crime series' Val McDermid Dr Ruth Galloway is flattered when she receives a letter from Italian archaeologist Dr Angelo Morelli, asking for her help. He's discovered a group of bones in a tiny hilltop village but doesn't know what to make of them. It's years since Ruth has had a holiday, and even a working holiday t...

Details The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)

TitleThe Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)
Release DateFeb 8th, 2018
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction

Reviews The Dark Angel (Ruth Galloway, #10)

  • Paromjit
    This is the tenth in the series featuring Dr Ruth Galloway, the forensic archaeologist set in Norfolk. Ruth has been experiencing an emotionally stressful time when her hopes of cementing a relationship with DI Harry Nelson are dashed with his wife, Michelle, becoming pregnant. It is the summer holidays, and Ruth is contacted by Professor Angelo Morelli asking her for her expertise in a excavated skeleton in Italy. Angelo is a famous TV archaeolo...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    EXCERPT: Giving your son to God sounds sinister somehow. Ruth once found the body of an Iron Age girl who had been tied down and left on the marshes to die, an offering to some faceless, nameless diety. She thinks of Isaac carrying the wood on which he is going to be sacrificed by his father, a story which pops up quite often in her parent's church, where it seems to be held up as an example of good parenting. THE BLURB: Dr Ruth Galloway is flatt...
  • Malia
    I want to start by saying this in one of my favorite series and the characters dear to me, because they have always come across as very real. The mystery aspect of the plot in the Ruth Galloway books is not their strong point, but I don't really care, I read them for my love of the characters. As for The Dark Angel, I really enjoyed a solid two thirds of the book and really sped through, though I had intended to pace myself and make it last. But ...
  • Miss M
    More soap opera than crime solving this time around, but there's nothing wrong with that. Occasionally.
  • Cindy Burnett
    Ruth Galloway is one of my favorite detectives, and I love this series by Elly Griffiths because it is unique, clever, and smartly written. The Dark Angel, the 10th installment, takes Ruth with her friend Shona and their children in tow to Italy to investigate a group of bones found by an Italian archaeologist in Fontana Liri. While investigating the ancient bones, Ruth is pulled into a modern murder that eventually unveils a secret kept since Wo...
  • Roman Clodia
    For long-time fans of the delightful Ruth Galloway (newbies should start at the beginning of the series), this takes Ruth out of her usual setting and places her in Italy. With some plot manipulation, Griffiths gets Nelson there, too, and we have two rather thin crime plots unravelling, one at home and one in Italy. As ever, plot is shown to be Griffiths' weakness - but Ruth is such a great character, and the narrative voice so slyly funny that I...
  • Susan Johnson
    4.5 starsI love the Ruth Galloway series and eagerly look forward to the next book. I try to read slowly to make it last longer but I can never do it. I have to keep turning the pages and this is no exception. I was a little nervous because Ruth goes off to help out on an archaeology study in Italy. She is going to vacation too so takes Shona, Kate, and Louis (Shona's son) with her. I get nervous when authors send their characters to Italy especi...
  • Richard
    I think if Elly Griffiths chose to write a cookery book it would be a #1 best seller.In The Dark Angel she has maintained the high standard readers of the Ruth Galloway series have come to expect and love.Packed full of familiar characters the story is homely but never sentimental, action filled but interspersed with chunks of humour and lighter touches.The star of this 10th novel is the main location, Italy. You can feel the heat, smell the lemo...
  • Kathy
    The Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths is celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary this year with the publication of The Dark Angel. Do not expect it to be a light-hearted celebratory tale. This book is Elly Griffiths at her most devilish best. It’s light and dark and all shades in-between. I love it and hate it and love it again and want to read it all a second time.At this point in the series, it’s impossible to review a book in it without...
  • ❀⊱Rory⊰❀
    Review to follow.
  • Latkins
    I can't believe that this is the 10th book in the series featuring Dr Ruth Galloway, as it doesn't seem that long ago since the first one came out. Once you get into this series, it's very addictive. In this one, Ruth goes to Italy on the request of an old flame, a TV archeologist who wants her help with a skeleton he's dug up. She takes her daughter Kate with her, and her friend Shona and her son Louis. But there's soon more to investigate than ...
  • Cathy Ryan
    4.5*Forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway leaves Norfolk behind for the hilltop town of Castello degli Angeli in sunny Italy when she receives a phone call from an old colleague and one time lover, Angelo Morelli. Bones have been discovered at a dig in the Liri Valley. They could possibly be Roman, but there are some inconsistencies and Ruth’s expertise is called for. Ruth is feeling an unusual need for a holiday after events lately, and the ...
  • Laura
    The Ruth Galloway series is like returning to an old friend. I'm always excited for a new release and I know it's going to be a great read. The Dark Angel reinforced this feeling!I love the combination of archaeology and crime that runs at the core of this series, and The Dark Angel is no different. What is different, however, is that this book is not set mainly in Norfolk, as many of the previous novels are, but instead a lot of the narrative ta...
  • Raven
    I will say from the outset that over the course of the Ruth Galloway books, I have had an up and down relationship with them, but feel almost a sense of guilt if I decide not to pick up the next in the series. The Dark Angel reaches the landmark of ten books, featuring the everywoman character of Galloway, who set apart by her sheer ordinariness, intelligence,  frequent crisis of confidence, and somewhat unbelievably tangled personal relationshi...
  • Donna Maguire
    2017-12-10 really love the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths and I am genuinely excited when she releases a new book so as soon as I saw that this new one, The Dark Angel was available I downloaded it and read it straight away! I wasn't disappointed - I loved the plot, the pace was spot on and I adored the writing style.In this book we find Ruth heading off to Italy to help an old friend with some bones that he...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Quercus Books for an advance copy of The Dark Angel, the 10th novel in the forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway series.Ruth, while not perhaps unhappy, is feeling dissatisfied and unsettled so when ex-flame Dr Angelo Morelli invites her to Italy to consult on some bones he has found she doesn't think twice and together with best friend Shona and her son Louis she and Kate take a much needed break. Unfortunat...
  • Kate
    If I could give this more stars I would. This is a hugely engaging read. This series has many fans and you can certainly understand why. The crimes most definitely play second fiddle to the torturous and intense relationships between Ruth and Nelson, and between Nelson and Michelle, and with children and friends. Much of this novel, but not all, is based in a beautiful Italian village - a place that continues to be haunted by the past - and this ...
  • Zoe Shelley
    While it as nice to see Ruth and Nelson out of their comfort zone, I don't think this book has been one of the best in the series. I didn't feel it was as gritty, or as exciting as the previous books. This book just didn't have the same oomph as the first 9. Probably because it's different to what the others are like but I didn't really like it. I didn't feel the suspense or the mystery that was supposed to be there, and I'm a little disappointed...
  • marlin1
    Having read all of the Ruth Galloway books, this was an auto read for me. I seem to say it every time with this series but it really is my comfort read.In this book Ruth is summoned by her old friend Angelo to help date some bones in an Italian dig. Ruth, along with daughter Katie, friend Shona her young son Louis, fly to Italy. Shona is looking forward to a 2 week vacation with the children while Ruth is hoping she can soon relax as well. Unfort...
  • Melanie
    Really annoyed me, the series has been going downhill for me for a while but this one was really not a mystery more the Ruth and Nelson melodrama. I think this might be the last one I read in this series.
  • Catherine
    The tenth instalment in the Ruth Galloway series; it was alright. Much of what passed for archaeology happened in Italy, and those chapters were pleasant, but there really was no mystery or even any technical discussion in this novel. This was the book where We're Going to Discuss Ruth & Nelson's Relationship. Oh Jesus, spare me. The most tedious element of the Galloway stories has absolutely got to stop now, for goodness sake. It detracts from a...
  • Clare
    With thanks to Netgalley and Quercus for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.In The Dark Angel takes Ruth away from Norfolk to spend three weeks in Italy. The story begins with Ruth's friend DS Dave Clough marrying Cassandra. Ruth is very down after finding out Nelson's wife is pregnant and they will never be together. Nelson is pleased but surprised that Michelle is pregnant. However at the back of his mind he Is worried the baby ...
  • Annette
    I am a big fan of Dr Ruth Galloway, the forensic archaeologist heroine of Elly Griffith’s wonderful series and I was over the moon to receive the tenth book in the series ‘Dark Angel’ as a review copy from NetGalley and Quercus books. I must say I was not disappointed- Ms Griffiths is bang on form and I could not put this book down from the moment it appeared on my Kindle! The story takes Ruth out of her normal Norfolk milieu and transports...
  • Karen
    Feeling troubled by the events in the previous book, Dr. Ruth Galloway is pleased when a face from her past, Dr. Angelo Morelli, contacts her, seeking her assistance on bones that have been discovered in a small Italian village. Accompanied by her friend Shona and their children, they head off to the continent, where they find a village still clinging on to memories of the Second World War and the Resistance. The past and present collide however,...
  • Maggie
    I didn't realise that there were so many Ruth Galloway books! I read the first one two years ago and really enjoyed it, so when I was given the chance to read the latest in the series I jumped at the chance.Things have moved on a lot since that first book. Ruth is feeling a bit out of sorts.Her relationship with Nelson, the father of Kate,her daughter, seems to be going nowhere especially now Nelson's wife is pregnant. When she asked to assist An...
  • Phil Bradley
    It’s always a great pleasure to read a new Dr Ruth Galloway book. This title differs from the others in that the majority of it takes place abroad, in Italy. The plot is almost incidental to the story which really devolops the relationships between the main characters. This indeed is one of the strengths of the series, the interplay between characters. This isn’t the book for a newcomer to the series to try first but if you have stuck with Ru...
  • Lese lust
    Die eigentliche Krimihandlung wird immer dünner, dafür wird das komplizierte Beziehungsgeflecht immer ausführlicher behandelt.Ist für mich okay, aber der Fall davor war interessanter...
  • Caroline
    What a read, compelling and fascinating I like the twining threads of plot. And that the novel leaves you with more questions than it answers a real shining example of Elly' writing which continues to go from strength to strength. With some shocking events it won't leave you dry eyed at the end. A massive 5/5 stars from me
  • Clbplym
    This is the latest Ruth Galloway story and is, unusually, set abroad. Ruth is fed up after learning that Michelle is pregnant and takes up the offer to consult with an old friend. Whilst on ‘holiday’, a local priest is murdered. Nelson flies out to check that Ruth and Katie are okay after stories of an earthquake, This did feel very contrived and led this to being my least favourite book in the series. Back at home, a newly released prisoner ...
  • Joanne Sheppard
    This will be a short review as I've reviewed other books in the series extensively over the past few years and don't want to repeat myself too much.The Dark Angel is the tenth novel by Elly Griffiths about forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. This time, Ruth leaves her home on Norfolk's saltmarsh coast for an impromptu trip to Italy, where an old flame, Angelo, wants her to take part in a TV documentary about some recently-discovered Roman remai...