The House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway, #3) by Elly Griffiths

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

Ruth Galloway has just returned from maternity leave and is struggling to juggle work and motherhood. When a team from the University of North Norfolk, investigating coastal erosion, finds six bodies at the foot of the cliff, she is immediately put on the case.

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

TitleThe House at Sea's End (Ruth Galloway, #3)
Release DateJan 6th, 2011
PublisherQuercus Publishing
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, European Literature, British Literature

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

  • Chelsea
    This is the third book in this series. I enjoyed it less than the first two I read, so allow me to elaborate a bit on them.The first book, The Crossing Places, was very chilling, and included pagan lore, history, and archaeology. I fell in love with the descriptions of the freezing salt marshes, the birds, the lonely cottage. The Janus Stone included Roman history, which I'm very interested in. I think the real pull for me with these books was th...
  • Brenda
    This book was a very good addition to the Ruth Galloway series. The archeological aspect centers on the 1940 German invasion of the Norfolk shore and deaths of six German soldiers. Ruth is learning just what motherhood involves and the depths of her maternal feelings. As a single mother, she's struggling with the work/motherhood juggle, and several people are assisting with Kate's care. I'm glad this book finally dealt with Nelson's guilt, but I'...
  • Rachel Hall
    Despite belatedly coming to the novels of Elly Griffiths and meeting the unashamedly down to earth Dr Ruth Galloway, head of forensic archaeology at the University of North Norfolk, I have quickly fallen in love with this ultimate 'feel good' series. The House at Sea's End, the third outing in the series, is once again an engaging mix of character development amongst the regular cast and an excellent mystery which kept me puzzling until the very ...
  • Ellen
    The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffith.Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist, is a new mother of Kate. Ruth is having a hard time of juggling her work at the university, her archaeological interests and her new born baby. It seems daytime baby care doesn't last long enough and she finds herself needing someone else to pick up Kate or have permission to leave her there for that extra hour. So many extra hands ready to help out with baby
  • Cynthia
    Truth or Legend?“The House at Sea’s End” is another fun Griffiths’ mystery. Archeologist professor and sometime police adviser Ruth Galloway is in the throes of new motherhood as she turns 40. She’s feeling happy but a bit freaked out trying to do it all by herself. She doesn’t want the father’s help so she muddles on. Then a friend from decades past who she’s shared some traumatic history with invites herself on an extended stay ...
  • Ricki
    I couldn't put this book, the 3rd in the series, down! I stumbled on this author by accident. Each book has not failed to grab my imagination. Her main character, Ruth Galloway, a forensic anthropologist,is down to earth, flawed, intelligent,a self doubting human being with a heart of gold. Ruth finds her way through life as best she can. Just like the rest of us.In this installment, on the coast of Norfolk, we are returned to a time of fear and ...
  • Sue
    This is the third and now my favorite in Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series. The characters continue to develop, both the primary and the many good and important secondary ones. I really like the windswept and somewhat bleak Norfolk setting that seems to add to the story. Here, the personal details of the protagonists' lives become as important as the mystery and as complicated. I don't want to give any plot points away for anyone who hasn't read an...
  • Joan
    Interestingly, my reaction to this one is identical to my reaction to The Crossing Places, the only other book in this series that I've read: I loved everything about it except the face-to-face show down between Ruth Galloway and the villain.The plot is fascinating, and the characters are empathetic. Physical heroics are the one unbelievable aspect of Ruth; Griffiths should just let Ruth be the fat, middle-aged, intelligent, interesting, successf...
  • LJ
    First Sentence: Two people, a man and a woman, are walking along a hospital corridor.A team of archeologists studying coastal erosion uncover a number of skeletons neatly placed within a cleft of a cliff. Archeologist and forensic expert Ruth Galloway is brought in to work with DCI Harry Nelson, to determine the age and identity of the remains. The more they discover, the less someone wants them to find and others die trying to keep secrets burie...
  • CatBookMom
    I read through all three of these in less than a week, and now I want to go back to the beginning and read them again, to enjoy the writing, the story, the characters and the settings. Fascinating information about forensic archaeology, not too detailed for a mystery, but enough to teach something new. Highly recommended!!