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As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. There's a pot on the stove and food on the table, but of the Bremners there is no sign.

When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets. Assisted by his indomitable deputy, DS Brian Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to uncover the shocking events of the past and the present.

©2017 Denzil Meyrick (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • Sandy
  • 06-22-17

Excellent

Would you consider the audio edition of Well of the Winds to be better than the print version?

I prefer the audio versions

What was one of the most memorable moments of Well of the Winds?

The interactions between the main fractions at work in this tale are brilliant.

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

Hamish

Any additional comments?

An other excellent novel following the twists and turns of D.C.I Daily's life and career. The interaction of the main characters wants to make you believe that they are based on real people and are drawn from the experiences or observations made by the authors time in the Police.

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  • L Hayes
  • 09-04-17

A Thrilling Read

Denzil Meyrick gets better and better. Well of the Winds is cleverly written, bouncing between two different, yet related scenarios, periods of time and characters. This DCI Daley thriller kept me guessing right ro the end.
Brilliantly performed by David Monteath. I hope the DCI Daley series will continue. I have read books 1 to 5 back to back and have thoroughly hooked and would welcome a Book 6.
I would definitely recommend both Denzil Meyrick and the DCI Daley series.

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  • Flint
  • 07-01-17

Not as good as the previous books

I was ready to give up on this book after the first few chapters but I persisted because I have enjoyed this author previously. Unfortunately the book did not improve and by the end I was left feeling disappointed and dissatisfied. The characters all seemed to have undergone a transformation since the last book and characters that I thought I knew and liked were so different that it almost seems as if a different writer has written the book.

I did not enjoy the plot, too far-fetched, too complicated and very hard to follow because it kept jumping backwards and forwards in time. There were too many deaths, too many clues and too confusing. I had guessed the outcome long before I reached the end of the book. I will read the next book but I hope very much that it will not be like this one.

I thought the narrator was very good but he was dreadful at Welsh accents.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • JPH
  • 11-11-17

Another Gem

Denzil Meyrick has a brilliant way of combining mystery intrigue and down right hilarity in these DCI Daley tales. I found myself in fits of histerical laughter with tears rolling down my face (whilst trying to drive I might add!!) with some of Brian Scott's one liners and interactions with the locals especially with Glenhanety in her cottage!! Detective Sergeant Brian Scott is my hero.

The story begins with the mysterious dissapearance of a WW2 refugee German Jewish family who had settled on the island of Gairsay. It cleverly switches between the present day and the Period towards the end of the war .

All the characters have substance and are believable. A compelling story with twists and turns.

David Monteath's narration and different accents are as always brilliant. Roll on book 6. Thoroughly Recommended.

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  • daisyrock
  • 11-02-17

My favourite Daley so far, but....

This was quite a departure from the previous books in terms of plot - and quite a refreshing change. I really like Symington and hope we get to see more of her in the future - certainly her personal storyline is far from resolved. I loved the WWII story and particularly liked Urquhart - maybe Meyrick could write some more about his earlier years in the army and police force. Brian Scott, as ever, the star of the show. I'm glad he's off the booze. I'm equally glad to see the back of the awful Liz.
I found the story compelling and couldn't stop listening. My only 'but' is that I felt the resolution was a bit floppy with several loose ends and things not quite neatly explained. Perhaps more will come in the next book?
In terms of narration, David Monteath is amazing. I often think he must roll his eyes when seeing the number of accents he has to do - often in a single scene! His reading of women's voices is particularly good - I forget I'm listening to a man - they're so convincing.
All in all, a great listen and I can't wait for the next one - just hoping for a tighter, neater ending next time.

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  • Mr. A. J. Spence
  • 08-16-17

best ever

WOW what a storyline perfectly executed Denzil gets better with every book cannot wait for the next offering

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  • alex maclean
  • 08-12-17

gripping listen

A good crime novel with an interesting historic thread. Good performance and believable accents from the narrator.

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  • simon
  • 07-26-17

Big improvement on last in series

This is much better than previous in the series..the one dimensional Mary is written out and much more believable and interesting story here..good listen.

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  • Practical Lady
  • 07-17-17

Top notch

Thoroughly enjoyable tale from a master story teller. I'm not going to spoil it by précis, but it just shows how events from the past affect the future. As I tell my kids, secrets always have s way of bubbling to the surface.
Enjoy!

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  • Dr Lambert
  • 04-29-18

Much better than book 4

I struggled through the previous book because the story was much too outrageous, this one is much more mainstream and better thought through.