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Summary

As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. There's a pot on the stove and food on the table, but of the Bremners there is no sign.

When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets. Assisted by his indomitable deputy, DS Brian Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to uncover the shocking events of the past and the present.

©2017 Denzil Meyrick (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • L Hayes
  • Carmarthen, Wales
  • 04-09-17

A Thrilling Read

Denzil Meyrick gets better and better. Well of the Winds is cleverly written, bouncing between two different, yet related scenarios, periods of time and characters. This DCI Daley thriller kept me guessing right ro the end.
Brilliantly performed by David Monteath. I hope the DCI Daley series will continue. I have read books 1 to 5 back to back and have thoroughly hooked and would welcome a Book 6.
I would definitely recommend both Denzil Meyrick and the DCI Daley series.

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Excellent

Would you consider the audio edition of Well of the Winds to be better than the print version?

I prefer the audio versions

What was one of the most memorable moments of Well of the Winds?

The interactions between the main fractions at work in this tale are brilliant.

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

Hamish

Any additional comments?

An other excellent novel following the twists and turns of D.C.I Daily's life and career. The interaction of the main characters wants to make you believe that they are based on real people and are drawn from the experiences or observations made by the authors time in the Police.

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Gripping

Another fantastic book by Denzil Meyrick and superbly narrated by David Monteath. I do hope there will be another one!

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The best story of the series yet

This is a cleverly woven story, engaging right from the start and reflecting the current rise of nationalism across Europe. The characters have matured from book to book, and parallels between the 1945 Inspector Urquhart and DCI Daley were very well drawn. I for one, did not guess the conclusion beforehand. While useful to understand the characterisation , it’s not essential to hear the other books in the series beforehand.

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Big improvement on last in series

This is much better than previous in the series..the one dimensional Mary is written out and much more believable and interesting story here..good listen.

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DCI Daley & ww2

A return to a well woven parallel tale of 1945 & the present day. Excellent with the usual mix of sleuthing & highland humour.

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Top notch

Thoroughly enjoyable tale from a master story teller. I'm not going to spoil it by précis, but it just shows how events from the past affect the future. As I tell my kids, secrets always have s way of bubbling to the surface.
Enjoy!

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another good listen

another good listen from Denzil Meyrick, found it difficult to put down and thoroughly enjoyed it

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Best yet

Thoroughly enjoyed this book - a fan anyway but found this particularly absorbing. A great listen!

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Much better than book 4

I struggled through the previous book because the story was much too outrageous, this one is much more mainstream and better thought through.

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