The Janus Stone – Elly Griffiths

Ruth Galloway is on a new case.

She knows old bones like the back of her hand.  As an old mansion is torn down to make way for a new condo development, bones are found beneath the opening of a doorway.  Funnily enough excavation finds symbols look as if they came from an ancient worship of Janus – Two faced God of beginning and awakenings, who is also known as Hecate and the Queen of the night.

Harry Nelson is called in to his dismay, but as the case develops, he finds out more than he bargained for.

As the bones are being analyzed, more things happen that throw Ruth further into the mix as well.  Even the secret she that she is keeping herself.

I was expecting a wild ride of sorts, considering this was the 2nd installment in a series.  It fell a bit flat for me in the end.  Don’t get me wrong it was good, but not as promising as I thought it would be.  Interesting, but at times it was feeling as it was too drawn out.

If you are a fan of Elly’s work, as this was the first book I have read of her work, then you should enjoy this one.  Certain things are revealed, and I am sure that you wouldn’t want to miss what is happening in Ruth’s world.

Random House / McCelland and Stewart

Chapter Excerpt


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