Two women are murdered in the shrine town of Walsingham, north Norfolk, not far from Dr Ruth Galloway's home. It is a place famous for hosting visions of the Virgin Mary and full of superstition. DCI Nelson finds it a frustrating town in which to separate fact from religious myth. A friend of Ruth's who is a priest has been receiving threats. The letter writer knows far more about her than they should - and the letters suggest Ruth's friend will be next. There is an avenging angel on the loose in Walsingham. Ruth had better pray that she and Nelson find them before they strike again
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One ofmy current favourite crime series. . .a pleasurefrom start to finish||Griffiths has becomea dab hand at plotting and cranking up the tension.The murders, and the muddled humanity of the characters, keep us turning the pages
Independent||Crime that doesn't sacrificegood writing and clever characterisationfor the sake of the plot
Red magazine||Elly Griffiths writesever-more ingenious detective storieswith a powerful sense of place and a varied cast of sympathetic and unusual characters.Her heroine is a winner.
The Times||Griffithsweaves superstition and myth into her crime novels, skilfully treading a line between credulity and modern methods of detection
Sunday Times||Ruth Galloway issolitary, plum and smart and self-assured, andvery, very likeable.
Globe and Mail||Ruth Galloway isone of the most engaging charactersin modern crime fiction
Kate Mosse||Griffiths has thatrare ability to write simple and unaffected prosewhich has a powerful impact, and her work is proof that it is oftenthe lightest of touches which pierces the deepest.
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