While Ruth is involved with the television production, DCI Harry Nelson, father of Ruth's daughter, Kate, becomes in involved with the death of a baby and the kidnapping of two others. The atmosphere is charged with tension. The focus is on the mothers and their anguish as the police search for the missing children.
The theme of children abducted and killed is threaded through the story from the opening scenes discussing the guilt or innocence of Mother Hook to the heart rending agony of the mothers while their children are missing. I thought Griffiths did an excellent job tying the murder and abductions together with the larger picture of the Mother Hook legend. The tension kept me reading wondering whether the police would find the children in time.
I enjoyed this book very much. There was more police presence and detection in this book than some earlier books. I found that a good contrast to the academic atmosphere surrounding Ruth and the television production. If you like a good mystery with interesting characters and the beautiful Norfolk scenery, you'll enjoy this book.
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