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The Driftwood Girls - The Sea Detective (Paperback)
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The Driftwood Girls - The Sea Detective (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 09/01/2020
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'A first-class mystery - perplexing and at times disturbing' i paper

'Intelligence, imagination and lucid writing' The Times
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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
ISBN: 9781405923637
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Douglas-Home's intelligence, imagination and lucid writing, coupled with David Monteath's addictively accented narration, successfully carries the listener through a somewhat labyrinthine plot, ingeniously weaving in every apparent loose end. * The Times (Audiobook of the Week) *
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 Stellar Read!”

This is the fourth book in the Sea Detective series by Mark Douglas-Home featuring the taciturn marine scientist and oceanographer, Dr Caladh (Cal) McGill. Although I haven't read any of the other instalments, I... More

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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

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“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.

When I requested this from NetGalley I was intrigued by the plot and keen to try an... More

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