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Elly Griffiths’ THE GHOST FIELDS (RUTH GALLOWAY #7).

For some strange reason I was unable to get the audio/Audible version of this volume either on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk, even though it is clear that an Audio version did exist, at least at once time.

Elly Griffiths gives us another absorbing tale involving the characters we love so much, namely forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson (with whom she has a complex relationship). However, neither Kate/Katie/Hecate (the poor child is given various nicknames by the adults in her life) played much of a role in this volume, nor  did Cathbad (much to my disappointment.) Indeed Cathbad was proved wrong about a couple of important events.

Tsk, tsk, whatever is the world coming to?

In any event, I loved the way author Elly Griffiths set the story against the background of climate change. We start off with a blazing hot summer, followed by a tremendous flood which turns Norfolk (which is nearly as flat as the Netherlands) into a huge lake. Needless to say, when the flood does arrive, it strands Ruth in a spooky house with some very undesirable people.

I am not going to say more, so as not to spoil things for those of you who have not yet read (or experienced) this volume. But you will not be disappointed. Five Stars.