Wednesday, July 24, 2019

On My Radar: Mark Douglas-Home's The Driftwood Girls




Mark Douglas-Home's Sea Detective series is one of my favorites. This author was recommended by Cath on her blog, Read_Warbler, and once I read the first book (The Sea Detective), it was full steam ahead. I just love the idea of a detective who knows about the sea and the winds and the tides and who uses that information to find lost people and lost things. Of course to my mind, having the series set in Scotland certainly doesn't hurt either!

So... you can imagine my happy dance when I learned that his next book will be released in January 2020. (That's a UK release date, by the way.) Let's take a look because I know several of you are also fans of the series.


Available in the UK 9 January 2020!
Synopsis: "Two missing women. Two decades apart. A gripping and atmospheric mystery that journeys from the dramatic lochs of Scotland to the icy depths of the North Sea...

Kate and Flora Tolmie have always lived with a mystery: what happened to their mother, Christina? Twenty-three years ago, she vanished without a trace from coastal northern France, leaving her young daughters orphaned and alone.

Now Flora is also missing. In desperation, Kate searches her Edinburgh house and finds a piece of notepaper 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..."


It's been over three years since the author's last book in this series, so I am very happy to learn about The Driftwood Girls. If you're not familiar with the series, I highly recommend it!


2 comments:

  1. I sure do like this series, Cathy, and this one looks like a great addition to it. I hadn't heard much about it, so thanks for the information. I look forward to reading it.

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