Sunday, April 26, 2015

2015 book 105

Elly Griffiths' The House at Sea's End
The third Ruth Galloway book is an improvement over the first two, story-wise: it centers on the discovery of a bunch of bodies from WWII, and flows a lot better in general. I mean, there is still some silly business at the end where the killer basically delivers a cackling villain monologue, but otherwise it was good, and I'm still really invested in all the characters and their drama (which seems like it's gonna get pretttty dramatic pretty soon). Plus, Ruth now seems to be officially tied to the police department, so we don't have to keep wondering why a university professor is running around with a DCI (besides for romantic reasons). I always appreciate just a LITTLE bit of verisimilitude. A-/B+.

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