The Woman Who Walked into the Sea : Sea Detective

  • by Mark Douglas-Home
  • Narrated by David Monteath
  • Series: Sea Detective
  • 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Woman Who Walked into the Sea by Mark Douglas-Home, read by David Monteath.
The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew.
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, 26 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....


What the Critics Say

"Simply intoxicating." (Library Journal)
"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 characterization." (The Scots Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Every bit as good as the first book

What did you like most about The Woman Who Walked into the Sea?

Good story with a few twists

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

David Monteath is a good narrator who makes all the characters believable

Any additional comments?

Mark Douglas-Home has captured the 'detective with a difference' perfectly. Good to have this type of story without the seemingly obligatory Detective Inspector as the main character

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- Renka

Great series

Even better than the first book in the series. Strong, well developed characters, a brilliant story line and a wonderful setting. Beautifully read. Really looking forward to the next instalment in the series.
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- Colette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd