Siren by Tricia Rayburn
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Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything--the dark, heights, the ocean--but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge.  That is until Justine goes cliff diving one night near the family's vacation house in Winter Harbor, Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Vanessa's parents want to work through the tragedy by returning to their everyday lives back in Boston, but Vanessa can't help feeling that her sister's death was more than an accident.  After discovering that Justine never applied to colleges, and that she was secretly in a relationship with longtime family friend Caleb Carmichael, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor to seek some answers.

But when Vanessa learns that Caleb has been missing since Justine's death, she and Caleb's older brother, Simon, join forces to try to find him, and in the process, their childhood friendship blossoms into something more. 
Soon it's not just Vanessa who is afraid.  All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes home to a string of fatal, water-related accidents . . . in which all the victims are found grinning from ear to ear. 

As Vanessa and Simon probe further into the connections between Justine's death and the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance, and that will change her life forever.

About Tricia Rayburn

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Tricia Rayburn is the author of Siren, Ruby's Slippers, and the Maggie Bean trilogy. She lives with her husband and shih-tzu on Long Island, New York. You can visit her online at
Published July 9, 2010 by EgmontUSA. 353 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The Bookbag

Most of the characters from the first book (except for Vanessa herself, of course) fade into the background slightly here as we move towards something of a standard love triangle plot between Vanessa, Simon, and heartthrob Parker King.

Sep 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Siren (Siren Novels)

The Bookbag

Here, it’s great to see Vanessa’s friend Paige and love interest Simon featuring far more heavily, and the relationship between Vanessa and Simon – as she tries to work out if he loves her naturally or due to her siren powers, and if he can come to terms with everything she needs to do to survive...

Feb 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Siren (Siren Novels)

The Bookbag

I'm definitely looking forward to book 2, Undercurrent, and as a series this is looking like it has great prospects.

Sep 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Siren (Siren Novels)

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