The Driftwood Girls (The Sea Detective Book 4)
'I'm completely addicted to this series' Dermot O'Leary
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?
23 years ago, she vanished without a trace...more
I know some reviewers felt that it could be read as a stand alone which is probably true but feel the series is so rich and so good that I would suggest one should start with the first book. You will want to read the rest once you do ...more
I would like to thank the author, publisher and Netgalley for the ARC in return for giving an honest review.
I want to start this review with a bit of backstory about my relationship with crime fiction. For years, I have said that thrillers and crime fiction just aren't my thing. Ironically, though, some of my favourite TV shows are crime shows, or shows with heavy elements of the kind (think Sherlock, Lucifer etc.). So, I was wondering: why do I love detective shows, but dislike thriller/crime ...more
Twenty-three years ago Christina Tolmie disappeared in France, leaving behind in Edinburgh her two daughters, six year old Kate and four year old Flora. Now Flora has gone missing and Cal seems to be the only answer.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Driftwood Girls after an admittedly slow and distracting start ...more
How wrong can you be! The long wait has been entirely worth it! The Driftwood Girls is a masterclass in mystery writing ...more
Set between the Dutch coastal town of Texel and Edinburgh in Scotland we are first introduced to self proclaimed sea detective and oceanographer Dr. Caladh McGill as he tries to work out just what happened to two different women who disappeared.
One, leaving behind a broken, alcoholic father and the other, two young daughters left to ...more
A hauntingly atmospheric thriller from Mark Douglas-Home.
Like many reviewers, I did not realise that this was part of series, but this can be read as a standalone. After reading "The Driftwood Girls" I will certainly be reading the predecessors in this series. It is difficult to encapsulate in words what makes this a darn good novel but if I had a gun to my head (metaphorically speaking), I would say that this is a ...more
Cal is a sea-detective, using his skills and expertise to find both people and things that have been lost to the waters. As this chapter of his life begins, we find him in trouble over the part he played in the disappearance of a man. Slated online by ...more
Cal, a sea detective and expert on winds and the tides, is living in Edinburgh and uses his vast knowledge and expertise to solve ocean based mysteries. Cals reputation is called into question after ...more
As Cal begins his search for Kate's missing sister, he's also faced with the death of his best friend, Alex, ...more
The Driftwood Girls follows the story of Cal McGill, a 'sea detective' who uses his advanced knowledge of the tides to solve ...more
Before I started reading I wasnt aware that this was the fourth in Douglas-Homes Sea Detective series though enough background was provided so I didnt feel all at sea.
Dr. Cal McGill is an oceanographer and an expert on the winds and the tides. He is a gifted finder of lost things - and lost people. His latest case involves two missing women, two decades ...more
I found the plot immediately engaging. I was invested in the investigation and very curious about what had happened and how the characters were ...more
The Driftwood Girls follows Dr Cal McGill, an oceanographer who uses his vast knowledge to help solve mysteries. When he's beseeched to investigate the disappearance of Christina Tolmie who went missing over 20 years ago, he's thrown into a tumult of danger and intrigue that will leave him fighting for his life.
This was a well-paced thriller, with some good twists and turns. Although the plot felt a ...more
This book is great because the background is totally different form any other book I have read. Cal reads the oceans to better understand accidents/suicides/ deaths in the water. He looks at wind and water currents to work out where the bodies came from or where they could end up to help solve open cases.
This follows the story of a missing mother, she dies when her ...more
As always the writing is superb, the characters so real I feel that they are personal friends and the storyline clever, complicated and all consuming.
Mark Douglas Home has written a very engaging book.This novel is the fourth in the series and has Cal involved in a twenty three year old disappearance that has links to a current murder. The book has local color, tidbits of sea currents and a fast moving plot.I am glad to see Detective Helen Jamieson more heavily involved in the action. Highly recommend..DanielS
Quite surprised to find this is book 4 in series,it certainly reads as a stand alone.
Very interesting and new idea of a sea detective,working out the tides and where bodies might wash up.
Also an interesting story of two missing women,over twenty years apart,and the tangled way that everyone ad everything seemed to be connected.
All of it was nicely tied up,and I had one "oooh" moment,which is always a good think.
This was something a bit different,and I like different.