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Springvloed (Ruth Galloway #3)

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Forensisch archeologe Ruth Galloway wordt ingeschakeld als op een strand zes oude lijken worden gevonden die schotwonden vertonen. Samen met haar vriend inspecteur Nelson ontdekt ze dat het om Duitse soldaten gaat. Als ze op zoek gaat naar voormalige leden van de Burgerwacht, worden die een voor een gedood. Derde boek in een reeks rondom Ruth dat zelfstandig gelezen kan wo ...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published 2011 by De Kern
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Chelsea
Oct 29, 2012 Chelsea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, reviewed
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 the inclusion of my interests in great mystery plots
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Brenda
Feb 24, 2016 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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'm not as sure as Cathbad is about Nelson's feeling ...more
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 Kate...all except for DCI Nelson.
On a stretch of seacoast j
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Cynthia
Aug 14, 2011 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 with Ruth. They met on a Bosnian dig where their goal was to recov
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Ricki
Sep 01, 2012 Ricki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 hatred during WWII. When six decomposed bodies are
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Joan
Apr 20, 2015 Joan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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, successful woman that she is. Confrontations with murderer
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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!!
Evelina
Jul 13, 2015 Evelina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Återigen en mycket bra deckare av Elly Griffiths! Jag gillar verkligen hennes sätt att skriva och relationen mellan Ruth och Nelson. Ser fram emot att fortsätta läsa serien! Länk till recensionen: http://ewelinasbokblogg.blogspot.se/2...
Michele
I've been a huge fan of the Ruth Galloway mysteries since the first, Crossing Places, was released mostly due to the protagonist herself. A single, approaching-middle age forensic archaeologist in England, I wouldn't call Ruth a flawed character although she is far from perfect. She's simply normal. And that is why I continue to love her. A single mom, never married, unsure how she feels about the (married) father of her child and just muddling through life, Ruth is just like so many of the rest ...more
Susan Johnson
I am enjoying this series more and more with each new book. Ruth Galloway is a forensics anthropologist in Norfolk, England. She has just given birth to her daughter, Kate, and is really at a loss on the proper techniques of motherhood. She lives in her isolated house with no close neighbors.

This book deals with the six dead men found on the beach of a secluded town. The nearest house is falling into the ocean due to erosion. A team of university surveyors find the bodies as they study the eff
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Gail
Feb 22, 2014 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I enjoyed this book, the third in the series. The story is different to the preceding two and I enjoyed it immensely.

This one is about the find of six skeletons at the bottom of some eroded cliffs and it is thought they are from the WW2. It is very sad in places and I liked the 1940s references very much as Ruth and Nelson closed in on the truth.

Ruth and Nelson are feeling like old friends to me now, and I like both characters very much.

On the negative side, the constant references to Ruth being
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
This is the third in the Ruth Galloway series, but my first Elly Griffith read. I had seen good reviews of the series, but was avoiding them because they sounded little "dry" to me. Believe me, this book was anything but.

This was easily read as stand a alone book - certainly I did not feel that I had missed out on anything by not reading the previous two. Although having said that, I am now going to go back and read them, having enjoyed this one so much.

A team of archaeologists investigating coa
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Kim Kimselius
Nov 23, 2015 Kim Kimselius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Huset vid havets slut av Elly Griffiths är tredje boken i serien om arkeologen Ruth Galloway och kommissarie Nelson.

Ruth har precis fått barn, pappan är kommissarie Nelson, som är lyckligt gift och har två barn med sin fru. Ruth klarar sig själv, hon behöver inte ha någon hjälp, men när arbetet pockar på uppmärksamhet upptäcker Ruth att det inte alltid är så lätt att kombinera småbarn och arkeologi.

När benen efter flera mördade personer upptäcks i en grotta, tar Ruth del i upptäckten, vilket för
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Mandy
Jul 13, 2014 Mandy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

I enjoy this series but have to say this third book was not up to par with the first two books. The book's focus was on a case from the past which wasn't entirely all that exciting. The police investigation leads to witnesses and people involved turning up dead and the police believe they have a killer on their hands who doesn't want the truth of the past to become known. This case is a little more interesting but the two are inseparably intertwined.

While
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Luanne Ollivier
Jan 13, 2012 Luanne Ollivier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was captured by Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway series from the first book, The Crossing Places and the second - The Janus Stone.

So I settled in to read the third - The House at Sea's End - knowing before turning a page that I would enjoy it.

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway is ready to return to work from maternity leave. When a local research team discovers a skeleton during an erosion study in Norfolk, Ruth is called in. When they delve further into the little cave where the body seems to
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Sue
Nov 28, 2011 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third Ruth Galloway novel, and she is turning into one of my very favorite characters. I love that she's not physically perfect, and like all of us, feels intimidated by perfection. But at the same time, she is enormously accepting of herself and only gives minimal time to feelings of guilt where food is concerned. She has a great mind, and passion for her subject of forensic archaeology. And now she is a single mother, she also suffers from that weakness of all mothers, GUILT. She's ...more
Kathy
The third in Elly Griffith's Ruth Galloway series is a continuation of great mystery, a little romance, and ancient and recent history. The characters now seem like old friends, and the setting of Norfolk yields up yet another fascinating mystery from the past that requires the skills of those different characters to solve. I'm delighted to see that the character of Cathbad, the local Druid, is an ongoing one. He is often the voice of calm and sense in a whirl of twisted events and emotions. In ...more
Damaskcat
Feb 20, 2016 Damaskcat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bones are discovered after a cliff fall on the North Norfolk coast and Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist at the nearby University of North Norfolk is called in to date the bones. It soon becomes clear that these bones have probably been buried within the last hundred years and may have lain undisturbed since World War II.

When examination reveals the skeletons are victims of crime the police, in the form of DCI Harry Nelson becomes involved. As the crime is investigated it seems there are
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John Wiltshire
Aug 15, 2015 John Wiltshire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished The Janus Stone (Book 2) and clicked straight onto this one (don't you just love Kindles?). I loved the opening to this third in the Ruth Galloway series. (view spoiler) ...more
Eadie
Oct 20, 2015 Eadie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a reread and I enjoyed it the first time and the second time too. I love the characters in this series. They have become like friends and I love as each book is written that we get another peek at their lives. The plot in this book was a bit weaker than the rest but all in all it was a good story. The clues to the killer were a bit late coming and therefore made it hard for the reader to guess until the very end of the book. I will continue with the series and I do recommend reading the ...more
Exportswede
Started the third book of the series with a slight sense of foreboding. Would there be the 'too much of a good thing' issue that you often get with series? Yes, as it turns out.

I was already feeling a bit fed up with the whole 'I'm so fat and I'm a terrible mother' routine that Ruth carries on with, as it's starting to get a bit tedious to be honest. This book continued with that same theme.

Another thing, how thick are the people around Ruth and DCI Nelson? The way they constantly try to hide th
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Felice
Mar 10, 2012 Felice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new to me author is Elly Griffiths author of a series of mysteries featuring detective Ruth Galloway. I came upon Elly and Ruth while browsing at my local. The cover of their latest book , The House atSea’s End, hit a number of my impulse purchase buttons. The unevent typeface, house of nooks and crannies, the cliff, the stone barrier, the sea and the almost monochromatic tone of the palette all combine in a siren song way for me.


Ruth is a forensic archaeologist. Her Born Again parents have le
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Jenn Ravey
Jan 31, 2012 Jenn Ravey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sea holds secrets, but it also uncovers them. An archaeological team studying and mapping the erosion of the Norfolk coast makes a ghastly discovery: at least two skeletons are evident in a portion of the cliff face. Dr. Ruth Galloway is once again called away from her work to assist the police. After her work in Serbia, helping to identify bodies in mass graves, Ruth knows a thing or two about piecing together skeletons, even six of them. Ruth's testing reveals the men were from Germany an ...more
Boof
Elly Griffiths books are like my guilty pleasure without the guilt; I devour them and am always left wanting more.

The House at Sea’s End is the third book in the Ruth Galloway series. Ruth is a Forensic Archaeologist who lives on the Norfolk coast and examines bones for a living, sometimes having to help the police in their serious crimes unit to establish what may have happened to bones that can’t be immediately identified by the police. Ruth Galloway is one of my favourite crime heroines: she
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CJ
Nov 13, 2011 CJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-books
The third in Ruth Galloway book is a wonderful addition to the series. There are several things I love about these books: the setting (bleak English coast), Ruth's job (forensic anthropology), and the characters. They are regular human beings - no one is a super hero - they could be the people you see on the bus every morning, just going about their lives.

In this installment, Ruth is back from maternity leave and is juggling her feelings about new motherhood with going back to teaching and catch
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Jacqui
Dec 17, 2011 Jacqui rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller-mystery
If I hadn't agreed to review Elly Griffiths' The House at Sea's End (Houghton Mifflin 2011), I might have stopped reading after a handful of pages, but I did promise so I read on. By page seven, that turned out to be a good decision.

You see, the first six pages were more like the character-centric and emotion-driven writing of literary fiction than the action-intensive plot I'd expect from an author who won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for an outstanding suspense novel. Nothing grabbed me by the
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Cathy Cole
Dec 26, 2011 Cathy Cole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Line: The tide is out.

Forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway has just returned from maternity leave and is discovering how very difficult it is to juggle a newborn baby and the career that she loves. She is called in when a team surveying the effects of erosion on the Norfolk coast find bones in a ravine along the shoreline.

The bones date to World War II, and when Detective Chief Inspector Harry Nelson and his men begin asking questions, a Home Guard veteran reveals the existence of a se
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Marleen
Jun 30, 2011 Marleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When this third book staring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway starts, Ruth is just back from maternity leave and still getting used to being little Kate's mother.
When a team of archaeologists surveying the coast line discover six bodies, Ruth is called to the scene. When it is determined that the bodies are those of young man who were shot at close range sometime in the 1940's, Ruth finds herself involved in another investigation lead by DCI Nelson, something which leaves Ruth with mixed fe
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Elizabeth
Feb 01, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Elly Griffiths is one of my favorite authors. I first met Ruth Galloway in “The Crossing Places.” I immediately fell in love with the character. So, I have followed the series with delight.
I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to read “The House at Sea’s End” by NetGalley. I loved it from the first paragraph. In my mind’s eye, I could see the big house on the cliff, feel the cold wind and see the waves coming in. The plot was right up there with her previous books. It was tense an
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Elly Griffiths' Ruth Galloway novels take for their inspiration Elly's husband, who gave up a city job to train as an archaeologist, and her aunt who lives on the Norfolk coast and who filled her niece's head with the myths and legends of that area. Elly has two children and lives near Brighton. Though not her first novel, The Crossing Places is her first crime novel.

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Other Books in the Series

Ruth Galloway (9 books)
  • The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1)
  • The Janus Stone (Ruth Galloway, #2)
  • A Room Full of Bones (Ruth Galloway, #4)
  • A Dying Fall (Ruth Galloway, #5)
  • The Outcast Dead (Ruth Galloway, #6)
  • The Ghost Fields (Ruth Galloway, #7)
  • The Woman in Blue (Ruth Galloway, #8)
  • The Chalk Pit (Ruth Galloway, #9)

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