Into the Drowning Deep

Orbit: Hachette. Nov. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780316379403. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780316379380. HORROR
OrangeReviewStarSeven years ago, the Atargatis sailed on a voyage to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific to film a mocumentary about the mythological mermaids said to live in the trench. Six weeks later, the ship was discovered adrift with no survivors. Now a new team sets out to seek answers. For young marine biologist Victoria Stewart, it is finally her chance to determine what happened to her sister on that previous doomed trip—and to avoid the same fate.
VERDICT Grant's ("Newsflesh" series) skillfully crafted story combines science, horror, and mystery into a gripping novel of terror on the sea. Readers will never look at mermaids in the same way again. [Previewed in Marlene Harris's "Galaxy Quests" sf/fantasy preview, LJ 4/15/17.]
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