The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths is ninth in the Ruth Galloway mystery series, I had no idea what to think when I went into this book. I had not read any of the previous novels and, truthfully, had never even heard of this series! I was a little bit worried it would be the same old police procedural style novel and I was ready to throw it into my DNF pile when this story completely sucked me.
Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist, is called to investigate a set of human remains found in an old chalk mining tunnels that run underneath the city of Norwich. Meanwhile, DCI Nelson and his team are hunting for a missing woman. Could the two cases be connected? As Ruth investigates, she begins to discover signs of cannibalism on the remains and when rumours of secret societies and ritual killings begin swimming, they realize that their quest to find the killer has just begun….and he is just getting started.
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