The Devil and the Dark Water

Written by:
Stuart Turton
Narrated by:
James Cameron Stewart

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2020
17 hours 1 minute
A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.

The extraordinary new novel from Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award.

It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Traveling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent.

But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered.

And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel.

Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes?

With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.
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Exciting! The end was unpredictable. Only complaint is that it was a little long but worth holding out until the end.

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Victoria D.

I got this as my VIP book and was not disappointed! The beginning is slow, so you have to get past the first hour or so of story build up, but the rest of the book is unpredictable and left me wondering what was going to happen next! It's hard to surprise me, and this book did just that. Definitely recommend!

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Natalie H.

I love his books. They are complicated, no doubt...but that is what makes them more interesting. Not the easy to figure out 'who done it and why'.

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Really loved a good 90% of the book, the rest is a wild ride but still pretty enjoyable. Love the characters. Will probably revisit in the future!

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