When an injured merman is found washed up on a beach in Maine, his new doctors are at a loss of how to treat him. Worse, how are they going to keep him from the military's eager hands?

One reporter is hot on the trail of what she believes is an elaborate hoax—or the story of a lifetime. A story that has her tracking elusive clues into an ever-growing labyrinth of secrets surrounding one of the richest families in New York City.

For merfolk have been hiding in plain sight for centuries, and are now torn between sacrificing one of their own—or telling humanity the truth.



With a dramatic narrative that whips along at a cracking pace, she weaves a plot of enthralling intricacy, her descriptive prowess painting scenes that are both compelling and immersive.

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An excellent second novel

Merfolk are creatures one usually associates with underwater princesses, but Arzú gives it a real world twist. The storyline takes you to all the scientific implications and, my favorite element in the story, family bonds. This is a book with well-rounded characters, an intense storyline, and a plot full of surprises. I will certainly wait for its sequel, kudos MN Arzú for such a successful novel.

— Erick Dubon

Can't wait for the next book

This entire book has been well written and I'm proud to have gotten to opportunity to read it. I was expecting the usual mermaid love story with the usual hoopla. But this story has backbone and suspense, it has heart and direction.


Two thumbs up!

I LOVED the story. The characters were well thought out, richly layered and vital to the story, each and every one. Great job!