The Drowning Sea by Sarah Stewart Taylor

352 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction mystery dark mysterious tense medium-paced


In The Drowning Sea, Sarah Stewart Taylor returns to the critically acclaimed world of Maggie D’arcy with another atmospheric mystery so vivid readers will smell the salt in the air and hear the wind on the cliffs. For the first time in her adult ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 43 reviews


mysterious 100%
tense 50%
dark 42%
reflective 42%
adventurous 28%
emotional 21%
sad 7%


medium 64%
fast 21%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

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