Some of you may remember I reviewed the first in this series of archaeology thrillers last year, The Hidden Bones.
Those of you who don’t, not to worry. You can read it now or just order both books.
One of the things Britain has a lot of is history – reams of it stretching far back beyond written records.
It’s fascinating to see how by gently peeling back layers of earth and building works you can discover amazing things hidden underground.
Written by a real archeologist, Dr Nick Snashall, this second murder mystery amidst the dig on a housing development is filled with drama both past and present.
Clare Hills and her team are asked to take over a dig following the shocking death of previous site supervisor Beth Kinsella. With a ruthless developer keen to get on with the building work, strange locals, and the possibility that the site is more significant than it appears, can Clare solve the mysteries therein before the foundations are poured and the past rests again?
This was another well written, cleverly plotted book, with lively characters and a twisty turny storyline that had me racing through the pages.
If Dr Snashall ever decides to give up her day job as the National Trust’s Archaeologist for Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site and write thrillers full time, I reckon we’d all be ok with that!
And all this week if you’re a fan of ebooks The Lost Shrine is only 99p.
*I was gifted this book in exchange for a review, all words and opinions remain my own.