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Five years ago, 14-year-old Max Wheeler disappeared from Priest's Island, an isolated but bleakly beautiful place on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. In the close-knit local community, there are no secrets - except what happened to Max. None of the police or private investigations since have shed any light on what happened the night he went missing, presumed dead. But there is one man who is yet to take on the case: The Sea Detective.
Cal McGill is an oceanographer and unique investigator who uses his knowledge of tides, winds and currents to solve mysteries no one else can. However, Cal is an unwelcome stranger who must navigate the tensions between Max's inconsolable father, the broken family he has neglected and the embittered locals, resentful after years of suspicion. As Cal arrives, a violent storm approaches, threatening to completely cut off the island, with a possible murderer at large....
©2016 Mark Douglas-Home (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK
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By Anniebligh on 08-27-16

Apart from a good story well read

As I listened to this story I thought that the events could have happened. There were no great leaps through 'disbelief' or too great a sense of the plot being contrived to keep me guessing. The places, the people, the story itself were kind of reflections. If you have enjoyed Peter May's, 'The Lewis Trilogy' chances are you could enjoy this one. Island communities being tested not only by the weather.
OK it may not be Great Writing...and there may be an eye on market response...and it is a good story well read.

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By Donna Seidel on 05-21-16

A good one!

1) set in rural Scotland, an island off the coast 2) several very interesting cgaractrrs 3) some strange characters 4) lors of small boat travel without one monstrous sea creature 5) the police have an almost invisible prescense 6) islanders with quirky agendas whoo complicate the story.... I really liked this book,

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By Sandra on 02-09-17

Could live there!

Lovely book I got quite absorbed in island life. Excellent narration. Love the characters they come to life in my imagination

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By mollyeyre on 01-08-17

Superb

Excellent story, good narration...... And Cal makes me want to take him home! He is lovely, and intelligent. The story kept my interest, in fact I finished it in a day and am sorely disappointed that there is no 4th book, yet?

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