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Another intriguing and fascinating mystery from the author of ‘The Sea Detective Series’. Oceanographer Cal McGill finds himself in a small Scottish costal town attempting to solve a 26 year old mystery. Violet was abandoned as a baby, the day before her mother walked into the sea and disappeared. This story has a menacing depth to it, it has a more intimate feel than the first in the series, and we get to know more about Cal. Cal is 29 years old, yet it feels as though he has an old soul, I felt his love for the ocean, his kindness, yet he is somehow set apart. Mark Douglas-Home’s writing dances on the darker of life, though whether covering world wide issues, or more family orientated problems, an empathy shines through. ‘The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea’ is a gripping tale, full of family drama, with the twist of a mystery, and an enigmatic investigator, what more you could want!
The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery. full of surprises...this is a classic whodunit. (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan's daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet's search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried...Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: Simply intoxicating. (Library Journal, USA). Entertaining and gripping mystery. (The Herald). A classic whodunit. (The Scotsman). Cal McGill is a triumph...a wonderfully unique creation. (crimefictionlover.com). Great writing, enjoyable story-telling and wonderful characterisation. (The Scots Magazine).
Closing date: 18/04/2019
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in The Sea Detective series. Click here to read the full reviews.
'Simply intoxicating' Library Journal, USA
'Entertaining and gripping mystery' The Herald
'A classic whodunit' The Scotsman
'Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation crimefictionlover.com Great writing, enjoyable story-telling and wonderful characterisation' The Scots Magazine
Publication date: 14/01/2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||14th January 2016|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
Mark Douglas-Home is a journalist turned author, who was editor of the Herald and the Sunday Times Scotland. His career in journalism began as a student in South Africa where he edited the newspaper at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After the apartheid government banned a number of editions, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.More About Mark Douglas-Home