The Lost Shrine
Clare Hills, archaeologist and sometime sleuth, is struggling to finance her recently established university research institute along with her long-time friend, Dr David Barbrook. When Professor Margaret Bockford finds the Hart Unit commercial work with a housing developer on a site in the Cotswolds, the pair are hardly in a position to refuse. There is just one slight cat...more
I enjoyed being reunited with some of Clare’s team from the previous book, such as Margaret and Jo, and, of course, her friend and colleague, David. They share her passion for archaeol ...more
I reviewed the first book by Nicola - The Hidden Bones - last year and now the series has its own name. “Hills and Barbrook” after the two main archeology characters.
The Lost Shrine can be read as a stand alone although there are mentions to some of the events in book one, and an unfinished thread to move us forward. Clare, David and Jo, and others are back and already they feel familiar. There’s also some new characters including a local druid who makes things - interesting.
Clare is ...more
My rating would really be 3.5 stars - I swithered between 3 and 4, partly because it seemed just a tiny bit derivative, with its hippy/druid character who visits the site, and its female academic who is up against the male establishment. Neve ...more
Nicola's writing brings together the worlds of archaeology and crime, unravelling the tangled threads left behind by murder to reveal the stories of those who can no longer speak f ...more