The Driftwood Girls

The Driftwood Girls



'A first-class mystery - perplexing and at times disturbing'
'Intelligence, imagination and lucid writing'
The Times

Kate and Flora have always been haunted by a mystery - their mother, Christine, vanished without trace when they were children.

But now Kate has a more urgent problem: Flora has disappeared too.

In desperation, she searches Flora's house, and finds a scrap of paper with a name scribbled on it: Cal McGill.

Cal is a 'sea detective': an expert in the winds and the tides, and consequently adept at finding lost things - and lost people.

Can Cal find Flora?

And might he even know the secret of what happened to their mother, all those years ago . . . ?

'I'm completely addicted to this series' Dermot O'Leary

Praise for Mark Douglas-Home:

'I could not put it down' 5***** reader review

'The best novel I have read in years. A real page turner' 5***** reader review

'Utter brilliance' 5***** reader review

'Many twists and turns and kept me intrigued to the end' 5***** reader review


  • Douglas-Home's intelligence, imagination and lucid writing, coupled with David Monteath's addictively accented narration, successfully carries the listener through a somewhat labyrinthine plot, ingeniously weaving in every apparent loose end.
    The Times (Audiobook of the Week)

About the author

Mark Douglas-Home

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 of the paper, he was deported from the country. He is married with two children and lives in Edinburgh.
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