The Driftwood Girls - The Sea Detective (Paperback)Mark Douglas-Home (author)
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'A first-class mystery - perplexing and at times disturbing' i paper
'Intelligence, imagination and lucid writing' The Times
Two missing women. Two decades apart. A gripping and atmospheric mystery that journeys from the dramatic lochs of Scotland to the icy depths of the North Sea . . .
Kate and Flora Tolmie have always lived with a mystery: what happened to their mother, Christina?
23 years ago, she vanished without a trace from coastal northern France, leaving her young daughters orphaned and alone.
But now Flora is also missing. In desperation, Kate searches her Edinburgh house, and finds a piece of notepaper with just one name: Cal McGill.
Cal is a so-called sea detective, an expert on the winds and the tides, and a gifted finder of lost things - and lost people.
Kate hopes that Cal might not only find her sister, but also unlock the mystery that has overshadowed both women's lives: what happened to their beloved mother all those years before?
Unfortunately, Cal doesn't think he can help. But that's only because he hasn't yet realised that the dark undercurrents of the case will ultimately lead him back dangerously close to home . . .
'I'm completely addicted to this series' Dermot O'Leary
Praise for Mark Douglas-Home:
'I could not put it down' 5***** reader review
'The best novel I have read in years. A real page turner' 5***** reader review
'Utter brilliance' 5***** reader review
'Many twists and turns and kept me intrigued to the end' 5***** reader review
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
A first-class mystery - perplexing and at times disturbing * i paper *
A first-class mystery . . . satisfying, intelligent and compelling, perhaps the finest, so far, of the Sea Detective series - a series that is established already as one of the best in contemporary crime fiction * The Scotsman *
The unusual background and the layered plots make this a series for those who enjoy their puzzles dense and strange * Morning Star *
It's a first-class mystery, perplexing and at times disturbing, but also with a couple of comic scenes to lighten the atmosphere * Yorkshire Post *
Full of suspense, a gripping 'whodunnit' laced with psychological tension. Douglas-Home is an author who can pull the wool over the reader's eyes until the very end * Scottish Field *
A first-class mystery...satisfying, intelligent and compelling, perhaps the finest, so far, of the Sea Detective series - a series that is established already as one of the best in contemporary crime fiction. * The Scotsman *
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“A Good Mystery Novel.”
Although this is the fourth book in The Sea Detective series, it reads well as a standalone.
This was a good read which linked events of years ago with those more recent and moved along at a steady pace with lots of... More
“Interesting and different to other crime fiction”
“The Driftwood Girls” was released on 9 January. I received a free eBook version in advance in exchange for an honest review.
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