The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle

'My favourite series' Val McDermid

DCI Nelson has been receiving threatening letters telling him to 'go to the stone circle and rescue the innocent who is buried there'. He is shaken, not only because children are very much on his mind, with Michelle's baby due to be born, but because although the letters are anonymous, they are somehow familiar. They read like the letters that first drew him into the case of The Crossing Places, and to Ruth. But the author of those letters is dead. Or are they?

Meanwhile Ruth is working on a dig in the Saltmarsh - another henge, known by the archaeologists as the stone circle - trying not to think about the baby. Then bones are found on the site, and identified as those of Margaret Lacey, a twelve-year-old girl who disappeared thirty years ago.

As the Margaret Lacey case progresses, more and more aspects of it begin to hark back to that first case of The Crossing Places, and to Scarlett Henderson, the girl Nelson couldn't save. The past is reaching out for Ruth and Nelson, and its grip is deadly.

Title:The Stone Circle
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null

    The Stone Circle Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Elly Griffiths returns us to the North Norfolk coast with her character driven series featuring academic archaeologist and single mother Dr Ruth Galloway, once again serving as a consultant for the po...

  • Beata

    This was my first book with Ruth Galloway, and a quite enjoyable read. Ruth gets engaged in another murder inquiry, this time it is a cold case of a murder of a teenager whose remains are uncovered on...

  • Diane S ?

    We return to the world of Dr. Ruth Galloway. Dorset, the site of past Celtic civilizations, and a newly discovered stone circle. While excavating a discovery of bones, brings Ruth into the picture. An...

  • Liz

    Nothing like starting a series with #11. I’ve not read the first ten of the Ruth Galloway series, so it took me a while to get all the characters and their relationships straight. And trust me, some...

  • Linda

    Digging deep as always.Echoes of the Bronze Age meet distinct notes of the ever present in The Stone Circle.Dr. Ruth Galloway has been called out to the Saltmarsh near King's Lynn in Norfolk. An archa...

  • Sandy

    Ok faithful fans, cast your mind back….remember book #1? It all began with the search for a missing little girl named Lucy Downey. Now that case has come back to haunt those involved. If your memory...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: 12 February 2016DCI Nelson, Well, here we are again. Truly our end is our beginning. That corpse you buried in your garden, has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year? You must have wond...

  • Carolyn

    I have to admit that I have only read the first book of this series, The Crossing Places, so I am very fortunate that this book circles back to the events of that novel. When forensic archaeologist Ru...

  • Ingrid

    Oh no! I finished the book already! Now I will have to be veeeeery patient for the next one to come out....

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    This 11th installment in the Ruth Galloway series was a great place for me to jump back into the series. I had listened to the first two on audio and really enjoyed them, I didn’t realize there were...