Authors: Anna Davies
Christian nodded, offering her his hand to help her stand up.
Immediately, she dropped it and trailed behind him into the water. Christian dunked below the surface, then pulled her close to him. Miranda’s teeth were chattering, but she wasn’t cold. The water lapped gently against her stomach, the moon seemed to warm her from above, and the water surrounding them had a reassuring yellow glow, almost as if they were surrounded by the glow of a nightlight. She wanted to stand here, in the water, forever.
She knew it was probably crazy. But for some reason, he made her feel safe. And maybe that made
crazy. But for the first time in the past few weeks, she was okay with that, if it meant that she wasn’t alone.
ON WHYM ISLAND SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE
THE LEGEND GOES THAT IF YOU SAY HER NAME
While at sea, you will invoke the wrath of the sea witch. But that is just a legend, isn’t it?
Miranda O’Rourke always thought so, until several of her friends drowned in a boating accident and she somehow made it safely to shore. Now she can only find solace in her nightly swims, as she grows increasingly isolated from the tight-knit community that blames her for the accident.
When she meets Christian, a mysterious boy who seems to live at the beach, there is something familiar about him, something that reminds her of that night when everything changed.
But Christian is hiding secrets: about the night of the accident, about why he is really spending time with Miranda. As they begin to fall in love, he will have to make a choice about protecting where he came from or saving Miranda from the fate she already narrowly escaped.
, an associate editor at
, has written for the
New York Times
, and other national publications.
is her first novel. A graduate of Barnard College, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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