The Imagine Network is branching out into "reality documentaries" and their first one is a search for mermaids. They've commissioned the Atargatis cruise ship to take a group of scientists out into the Marina Trench. What the scientists don't know is that they've also commissioned a traveling group of professional "mermaids" to come with them to make sure something is seen. What they couldn't know is the secret that the bathypelagic zone is hiding. The crew and passengers of the Atargatis will never be seen again and the footage will be debated for years.
A new horror novella by Mira Grant. It starts off very slow and it isn't until about 2/3, maybe even 3/4 of the way through and then it's a runaway train. Well done and entertaining, in a disturbing kind of way.
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