This was to date my favorite in the series. It was filled with murder, disappearing woman, Katie ( sorry Ruth but I agree with Nelson) is growing up and is confident and charming. Ruth has a family drama to deal with and of course the attraction between Ruth and Nelson bubbles along keeping us engaged and wondering where it will all end. More so this book taught me to be considerate and considerably kinder to our homeless citizens. Judy and Clough as characters develop and Nelson’s new boss will be a great addition going forward.
The Chalk Pit by Ellie griffiths is a mystery and thriller read. Something evil is waiting inthe dark tunnels under Norwich - forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway had better watch her step Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When Dr Ruth Galloway discovers they were recently buried, DCI Nelson has a murder enquiry on his hands. The boiling might have been just a medieval curiosity - now it suggests a much more sinister purpose. Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. The only trace of her is the rumour that she's gone 'underground'. This might be a figure of speech, but with the discovery of the bones and the rumours both Ruth and the police have heard that the network of old chalk-mining tunnels under Norwich is home to a vast community of rough sleepers, the clues point in only one direction. Local academic Martin Kellerman knows all about the tunnels and their history - but can his assertions of cannibalism and ritual killing possibly be true? As the weather gets hotter, tensions rise. A local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart - before it claims another victim. This was a fantastic read with brilliant characters. Ruth and Judy were my favourite characters. Full of twists and plots. Really had me thinking. I was shocked with who it was. Completely blown away. This is a must read and I would highly recommend this book. 5*. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book from netgalley.