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From the best-selling author of The Mermaid Asylum series comes the story of Cressida before Vee: dull and dreary, the empress over the sea of dirt and sand.

It's just a normal Tuesday morning in the sleepy fishing town of Silverside, Oregon.

The crabbers come early to check their traps. Every Tuesday just before dawn. Like clockwork. There’s no need for a blaring horn to disturb the peace because there isn’t another vessel for miles.

Just Cressida alone on the beach.

The sky crackles and the sea hums. The world goes quiet, just for a moment, like it’s afraid to draw even a single breath. The stillness is electrifying. But something isn’t right. Something is out of place. A sound. Out of place in the frozen dawn.

And it's beckoning her inside...