Kate and Flora have always been haunted by a mystery - their mother, Christine, vanished without trace when they were children.
But now Kate has a more urgent problem: Flora has disappeared too.
In desperation, she searches Flora's house, and finds a scrap of paper with a name scribbled on it: Cal McGill.
Cal is a 'sea detective': an expert in the winds and the tides, and consequently adept at finding lost things - and lost people.
Can Cal find Flora?
And might he even know the secret of what happened to their mother, all those years ago . . . ?
|Publication date:||9th January 2020|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
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
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
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
The unusual background and the layered plots make this a series for those who enjoy their puzzles dense and strange - Morning Star
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
A first-class mystery - perplexing and at times disturbing - i paper
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)
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