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The Crossing Places

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Dr Ruth Galloway is called in when a child’s bones are discovered near the site of a pre-historic henge on the north Norfolk salt marshes. Are they the remains of a local girl who disappeared ten years earlier – or are the bones much older?

DCI Harry Nelson refuses to give up the hunt for the missing girl. Since she vanished, someone has been sending him bizarre anonymous notes about ritual sacrifice, quoting Shakespeare and the Bible. He knows that Ruth’s expertise and experience could help him finally to put this case to rest.

But when a second child goes missing, Ruth finds herself in danger from a killer who knows she’s getting ever closer to the truth…

Winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award 2011

Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year

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  • “…rich in plot, character and setting, heralds an exciting new voice on the crime scene.”

    Louise Penny

  • “A cleverly plotted and extremely interesting first crime novel, highly recommended.”

    Literary Review on The Crossing Places