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The Woman Who Walked into the Sea Audiobook

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Woman Who Walked into the Sea by Mark Douglas-Home, read by David Monteath.

The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew.

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, 26 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....

©2016 Mark Douglas-Home (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

What the Critics Say

"Simply intoxicating." (Library Journal)
"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 characterization." (The Scots Magazine)

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    Renka 26/01/2016
    Renka 26/01/2016
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    "Every bit as good as the first book"
    What did you like most about The Woman Who Walked into the Sea?

    Good story with a few twists


    Which character – as performed by David Monteath – was your favourite?

    David Monteath is a good narrator who makes all the characters believable


    Any additional comments?

    Mark Douglas-Home has captured the 'detective with a difference' perfectly. Good to have this type of story without the seemingly obligatory Detective Inspector as the main character

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rogayah 06/04/2016
    Rogayah 06/04/2016

    Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try

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    "Benign appearances"

    This as not as good as the first book. The sea and Cal don't play a very strong part in the action, coming a poor second to Violet Wells and her quest to find out about her birth mother who seems to have abandoned her at birth and died or disappeared by walking into the sea.

    It was quite interesting enough to listen to the end to find out more about the reticent, hostile natives but it did not live up to the standard set by the first book nor was it as lively.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Colette 28/01/2016
    Colette 28/01/2016

    Spend my time cycling, reading, listening to audiobooks and music, baking and running about after 3 grown up kids, cats and chickens.

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    "Great series"

    Even better than the first book in the series. Strong, well developed characters, a brilliant story line and a wonderful setting. Beautifully read. Really looking forward to the next instalment in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    mollyeyre 10/12/2016
    mollyeyre 10/12/2016
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    "Less involvement by Cal - but still good"

    I like the way this author writes, his characters are interesting and one cares about their lives. Cal's investigative skills were less used in this book - but he was still a nice addition, I am quite fond of him!

    Interesting story, a few red herrings and a good finale.

    Nicely read by David Monteath

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Shepherd Northants, England 14/04/2016
    Jane Shepherd Northants, England 14/04/2016 Member Since 2008

    Jane

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    "Enthralling but sad"

    A wonderful second instalment in the "Sea Detective" series. Simpler in construction than the first book which had two distinct plots which were woven together so expertly. In this novel there is one plot but involving the past again, with all the main characters playing a significant role in the past and present. Fascinating story. Once again David Monteath's brilliant narration was perfect for the story, making the different characters instantly recognisable. At the end his voice is full of empathy for the characters and almost made me cry. A very satisfying audiobook and I can't wait for Audible to make the next book, The Malice of Waves, available to preorder. Mark Douglas-Home is a wonderful discovery and I hope he writes many more books featuring the very sympathetic and unconventional oceanographer Cal McGill.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 10/02/2016
    Mrs 10/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Thoroughly recommended!"

    I rarely write reviews but was so impressed by this book, and the Sea Detective, that I felt compelled to recommend what are two excellent reads. It's only when I stumble across and listen to such great, well written books that I realise how badly written some books are! There was no fluff or annoying phrases - every word had a purpose and was relevant to the plot.
    The characters are portrayed as believable, the story gripped me and I listened every available minute I could find.
    For me, it's also 'all about the voice' and I wasn't disappointed. David Monteath's narration and character interpretation was excellent.
    I rate 5 stars without hesitation

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    JPea 22/05/2017
    JPea 22/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    great book!. an interesting change from the usual crime books, and very nicely read. thanks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss L ttophi 28/02/2017
    Miss L ttophi 28/02/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "diffent than first"

    took time to get into but so far it picked up it getting more intresting

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    alicejean 19/02/2017
    alicejean 19/02/2017
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    "Slow story"

    Although it was an interesting read, it took ages to get going.
    Plot suddenly picked up speed, then story was over.

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    Sandra 14/02/2017
    Sandra 14/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Interesting to the end"

    Absolutely entertaining,captures the reader and continues to be interesting all the way through. Loved all in the series

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    HOUSTON, TX, United States
    11/10/16
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    "Very soapy opera"
    What disappointed you about The Woman Who Walked into the Sea?

    It takes too long to get where it's supposed to be, lost interest


    Has The Woman Who Walked into the Sea turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This is the second book by him that I have read. I have trouble liking any of his characters, and the ones I do like tend to die.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Monteath?

    Narrator was good, kept me listening


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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