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The Sirens

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From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Weyward'Teems with family secrets, eerie dreams and deep transformation … The Sirens will sweep you away' SARAH PENNER

'What a gorgeous book this is … Wistful, haunting, drenched in seaweed and a frothy tide' CJ COOKE

Sisters separated by hundreds of years.

Voices that can't be drowned out.

2019: Lucy awakens in her ex-lover’s room in the middle of the night with her hands around his throat. Horrified, she flees to her sister’s house on the coast of New South Wales, hoping Jess can help explain the vivid dreams that preceded the attack – but her sister is nowhere to be found.

As Lucy waits for her return, she starts to unearth strange rumours about Jess’s town. Tales of numerous missing men, spread over decades. A baby abandoned in a sea-swept cave. Whispers of women’s voices on the waves. All the while, her dreams start to feel closer than ever…

1800: Mary and Eliza are torn from their loving home in Ireland and forced onto a convict ship heading for Australia. As the boat bears them further and further from all they know, they begin to notice changes in their bodies that they can’t explain.

The Sirens is an extraordinary novel about sisterhood and the indefinable magic of the sea, about women facing off against the unexpected and coming powerfully into their own.