“The Nighthawks” by Elly Griffiths
This is book 13 in the Ruth Galloway series. Ruth is back at the University of North Norfolk. A group of guys searching buried treasures with metal detectors on the beach in North Norfolk when they find a recently deceased body. Nelson initially thinks the body could belong to an asylum seeker, but it turns out to be a local boy, Jem, instead. It seems the boy could have accidentally drowned. But when two more dead bodies are found, things get very complicated, suggesting murder.
My review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I’ve read all ruth Galloway books and I liked them all. This one, I think, is the best so far. The previous book, The Lantern Men, was perhaps a bit weak, but with the Nighthawks Ruth is back in business. She has been promoted and is now the head of the department, with her own corner office and a coffee machine. She has hired a new lecturer to take over her old job.
But people are not what they seem, and everybody seems to have a lot to hide. There are the Nighthawks, the group of men searching for Viking treasures and Bronze Age coins on the beach, instead they find a body. A dead couple found in an old very creepy house, and the new lecturer Ruth just hired seems to be a bit too friendly. I couldn’t figure out the killer, nor the motive, and the twists in the end were totally surprising.