‘The real joy of Marsali Taylor’s work is the richness of her portrayal of the Shetland background and inhabitants . . . Cass Lynch is an unusual protagonist, a stand-out in an overcrowded genre’ Mystery People
Cass Lynch abandons her largely solitary life when she is given the position of third officer aboard the Norwegian sail-training ship, Sørlandet. With many trainees on board helping the crew compete in the Tall Ships race from Norway to Ireland, Cass is glad to be heading out to sea. An unnerving early morning encounter leads her to have suspicions of a stowaway aboard – yet a police search finds nobody, and makes Cass unpopular with the captain. Then, as they reach Shetland waters, one of the trainees goes missing . . .
As tensions mount and tempers flare among the crew, Cass finds that more than one person is guarding a secret. When faced with violence in a beautiful but extremely remote setting, Cass must follow her instincts to navigate the rising tide of mystery and steer the ship to safety.
‘A GREAT READ ... A SPLENDID ACHIEVEMENT’ SHETLAND TIMES
About the Author
MARSALI TAYLOR grew up near Edinburgh, and moved to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history as well as a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own yacht. She currently lives on Shetland’s scenic west side.