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

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A Disappointment after the first book

I was actually intrigued by the info in the first book about sea currents and how the "detective" used his work to follow them. This book had none of that. It was a mystery with pretty stock characters and not about the sea currents at all.
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- Fay

Let me down just a little at the end..

Loved the whole story.. engaging, interesting, so well read... & liked the twists and turns near the end, but was very disappointed (&angry) with suicide of a character who could have helped & end up well herself, if she'd not been so daft. Also disappointed & saddened with suicide of her endearing cousin. Also. Wanted $$ provided for full & complete education of Anna & any other future children..
Can I rewrite the last part?? Instead of fizzling, it could have crackled!
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- Graham Emslie

Book Details

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