Silencing the Siren Excerpt One
Andrew paced back and forth, tugging at his blond hair. She couldn’t be dead. Impossible! He’d just seen Annabel earlier that week! How could she be gone so suddenly?
They’d gone around the island and spent time just sitting on the beach. She had spent the whole time smiling, and seemed so happy. It had been one of his favorite days spent with her. No worries, no interference, and nothing but the love they shared. Even more, it had been the first day for some time that Andrew felt truly carefree. His future had just disintegrated overnight.
Andrew thought back on their final conversation. Her eyes had been bright when she kissed him goodbye and said she couldn’t wait for his next visit. But there had been that fidgeting nervousness that had consumed her for those few minutes.
She’d said she had a surprise for him.
What surprise had she been talking about? Surely, this wasn’t it.
Something was wrong about the whole situation, but Andrew couldn’t imagine what it could be. How she could be there one day and gone the next. Nothing made sense.
Thoughts rushed through his head, drowning him in grief and misery. But one question forced its way into every thought: how could this have happened?