The Locked Room

The Locked Room

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 04/08/2022
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Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are on the hunt for a murderer when Covid rears its ugly head. But can they find the killer despite lockdown? Ruth is in London clearing out her mother's belongings when she makes a surprising discovery: a photograph of her Norfolk cottage taken before Ruth lived there. Her mother always hated the cottage, so why does she have a picture of the place? The only clue is written on the back of the photo: Dawn, 1963. Ruth returns to Norfolk determined to solve the mystery, but then Covid rears its ugly head. Ruth and her daughter are locked down in their cottage, attempting to continue with work and home-schooling. Happily, the house next door is rented by a nice woman called Zoe, who they become friendly with while standing on their doorsteps clapping for carers. Nelson, meanwhile, is investigating a series of deaths of women that may or may not be suicide. When he links the deaths to an archaeological discovery, he breaks curfew to visit the cottage where he finds Ruth chatting to her neighbour whom he remembers as a carer who was once tried for murdering her employer. Only then her name wasn't Zoe. It was Dawn.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529409673
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 290g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm

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The Locked Room
Somewhat predictable
Eagerly awaited I was not a fan of this latest installment of the ruth galloway series, the plot seems weak and patchy in places and the characters are be... READ MORE
Paul Cory
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The Locked Room by Elly Griffiths
Have just finished reading this book (the 14th in the series - all have been brilliant) but this one is outstanding and am only sorry I will have to wait a... READ MORE
Sally Derrick
The Locked Room
I was really looking forward to this but it smacked of "I have a publishing contract to fulfil".....just dreadful. None of it rang true to the characters, ... READ MORE
Abi Chippindale