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EgmontUSA, Jul 13, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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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.

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Great read!

User Review  - Books with Bite - Borders

Ummmmmm, is there a sequal?? And if so could I read now..... This book was great! I loved reading every part of it. From the very first word on the page to the last word, this book had me ... Read full review

Beware of deep waters..

User Review  - kpic724 - Borders

SIREN, by Tricia Rayburn, is a thrilling tale about the events surrounding the mysterious deaths in a Maine vacation town. Rayburn opened my eyes to the wonderful world of the mythological siren. My ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Tricia Rayburn is the author of several novels for teens and ?tweens, including the Maggie Bean books, Ruby's Slippers, and the Siren trilogy. Her alter ego, T.R. Burns, writes the Merits of Mischief series. She lives with her husband and shih tzu in a seaside town on eastern Long Island, where she does her best to avoid all creatures of the deep. Visit her online at

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