Author: Tricia Rayburn
Pub Date: July 2010
Author's blog: http://www.triciarayburn.blogspot.com/
Vacationing in Winter Harbor, Maine, is a tradition for Vanessa and Justine Sands, and that means spending time with the Carmichael boys. This summer, Vanessa is determined to channel some of her older sister’s boldness, get over her fear of the ocean, and maybe turn her friendship with Simon Carmichael into something much more.
But when Justine goes cliff-diving after a big family argument, and her body washes ashore the next day, Vanessa is sure that it was more than an accident. She is more certain of this, when she discovers that her sister was keeping some big secrets and Caleb Carmichael’s gone missing. Suddenly, the entire oceanfront town is abuzz when a series of grim, water-related accidents occur, with the male victims washed ashore grinning from ear to ear.
Vanessa and Simon team up to figure out if these creepy deaths have anything to do with Justine and Caleb, but what Vanessa discovers might mean the end of her summer romance, and life as she knows it.
On a summer vacation, Vanessa's sister disappears. Her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day. Vanessa doesn't believe that it was an accident. Justine was an excellent swimmer.
In an attempt to return life to normal, Vanessa and her parents return home, but Vanessa cannot let it go. She returns to Winter Harbor to look for answers, and to look for Caleb-Justine's secret boyfriend. But he has gone missing. So with Simon, Caleb's brother, they search for him. In the process, secrets unravel about Justine and Caleb. And romance blossoms.
The mystery builds when dead men begin to wash ashore. The bodies all have grins on their faces. Death was peaceful and happy for them. But what caused it? The answer to that question will not be what Vanessa and Simon are expecting. It just might be the end for both of them.
So, back to the sirens. They are not nice! Yay! I don't know what my deal is, but I like when mythological/fantasy creatures are written and characterized by their TRUE natures. Sirens lured men to their death with their voices.