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The Driftwood Girls

The Sea Detective, Book 4
Narrated by: David Monteath
Series: Sea Detective, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Driftwood Girls by Mark Douglas-Home. 

Twenty-three years ago, Christina Tolmie vanished without trace from northern France, leaving her young daughters Kate and Flora orphaned and alone. 

Now Flora is also missing. In desperation, Kate searches her Edinburgh house and finds a piece of note paper with just one name: Cal McGill. 

Cal is a so-called sea detective, an expert on the winds and the tides, and consequently an exceptionally 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.... 

©2020 Mark Douglas-Home (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Brilliant series

Another excellent Sea Detective novel by Mark Douglas-Home and, as always, perfect narration by David Monteath. These stories are so intelligent, well-written and thoroughly engrossing. Interesting characters, plot and settings. Cal is a wonderful invention, one of my great favourites and having his work involve tracking lost cargo/corpses by ocean currents makes for a fascinating character. Hope Mr Douglas-Home is hard at work on the next instalment!

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Superb storytelling.

best in the series so far, totally brilliant storytelling from beginning to end. can't wait for the next installment.

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Plodding

Listening is like watching a jigsaw puzzle slowly pieced together. If you enjoy jigsaw puzzles you might like this book. Otherwise you might find it a bit tedious. It is certainly clever but is it interesting? I think not.

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  • wisconsinclark
  • 11-01-20

Unique, original, wonderful addition to this serie

Can't say enough good things about this author. I hope he gets the recognition he deserves in this day of formula thrillers. Read from the beginning for the best enjoyment of the story, otherwise, this can be a stand alone, if so, I promise you will want to read every book in the series.

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  • Alysha Ann Olsen
  • 06-02-20

A Great Addition to the Series

I really enjoy the sea detective series and this was an absolutely terrific and riveting plot. The narrator of this series is also excellent.