16-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn't know is not how she imagined grieving. She's already counting down the days until she turns 18 and can leave the tiny island of Swans Landing.
But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. Whispers of a haunting song on the wind make her see impossible things, and she isn't sure she can trust her judgment about what is real and what isn't anymore. Maybe she can't even trust her judgment about quiet Josh Canavan, whose way of speaking in riddles and half-truths only confuses her more, luring her deeper into the secrets hidden beneath the ocean’s surface.
As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island 16 years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.
©2011 Shana Norris (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Definitely young adult literature. As an old adult with young adult children, at times I wanted to ground the main character. Amanda Ronconi was brilliant, as always. I bought the books because it was not murder, zombies, werewolves, vampires or broken women are the center of the story.
It's good enough I want the third book in the series to know what happens to the characters. I only wish for less of the self-centered teen think.
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