The Woman Who Walked into the Sea

Author(s): Mark Douglas-Home


The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery. "full of surprises...this is a classic whodunit." (Scotsman). 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, twenty-six 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...Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: "Simply intoxicating." (Library Journal, USA). "Entertaining and gripping mystery." (The Herald). "A classic whodunit." (The Scotsman). "Cal McGill is a triumph...a wonderfully unique creation." ( "Great writing, enjoyable story-telling and wonderful characterisation." (The Scots Magazine).


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Simply intoxicating Library Journal, USA Entertaining and gripping mystery The Herald A classic whodunit The Scotsman Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation Great writing, enjoyable story-telling and wonderful characterisation The Scots Magazine

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781405923583
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : January 2017
  • : 199mm X 132mm X 25mm
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Douglas-Home
  • : Paperback
  • : 2
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 384
  • : FH