Siren By Tricia Rayburn

  Blurb from Amazon.co.uk

‘Something deadly waits beneath the waves off Winter Harbour, and this summer, no one’s safe. Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of the dark. And heights. And the ocean. And pretty much everything else. Fortunately, Vanessa’s fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to comfort her. That is until Justine jumps off a cliff near their family’s holiday home in Winter Harbour, her lifeless body washing ashore the next day. Everyone assumes that the tragedy is an accidental result of Justine’s adventurous ways. Everyone, that is, except Vanessa. Vanessa returns to Winter Harbour alone, looking for answers from Caleb Carmichael, Justine’s summer love who was with her when she jumped. But when Vanessa learns that Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death, she joins forces with Caleb’s older brother, Simon, to try to find him. Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who is afraid. Panic sweeps through Winter Harbour as more bodies wash ashore, all male, each victim found grinning from ear to ear. And as the death toll mounts, Vanessa realises that to save Caleb and solve the mystery of her sister’s death, she has to confront a secret she’s kept for years – one that could end her summer romance with Simon and even life as she knows it. An utterly gripping paranormal romance for Twilight fans sick of copy-cat vampire novels but in love with paranormal romance.

Okay so I am giving the blurb from Amazon as I read this book nearly a year ago. I thought ‘Siren’ sounded interesting and I think it was another book I bought on their ‘Kindle Daily Deal’ promotion. I have not really fallen in love with the paranormal romance genre but continue to keep trying! What I didn’t like about this novel is that it seemed that nothing really happened near the beginning bar the death of Justine. Then as you get nearer the middle it seems to rush right through to the end. I think the change of pace didn’t work for me. The mystery was good, I did want to know what was going on, why such deaths occurred, what Justine had found out, and why she died the way she did. There is a good story in here. But it wasn’t for me I am afraid. I think those who paranormal romance is their genre of choice then this is a book that steps away from the vampires that have filled the shelves over the past few years, and opens up to the monsters of the sea.

2 out of 5 from me I’m afraid!

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