Most kids had imaginary friends, but most weren’t like Megan’s friend Niall. There were rules: only at night and only by the sea. She could’ve sworn he was real, but when someone vanishes without a trace, what else can you believe?
All that was seven years ago, buried in the past until Niall shows up in town with his tight swimmer’s body and easy smile. For Megan, just the sight of him is enough to tear open a scar that never fully healed. However, their reunion only elicits more questions. Niall’s keeping secrets, unbelievable ones, and as Megan delves into the supernatural depths of who he really is, she’s sure he’ll vanish again.
Megan’s not stupid—she knows how bad it’ll hurt if she gets involved. The first time Niall disappeared, she never thought she’d recover. But the moment they lock eyes, it’s too late—because Megan will go to any length to see that boy smile.
I was lucky enough to meet the author of this book at the HallowRead19 event.
Megan had a friend she met in the ocean. Niall, he was her secret and then he went away. Just up and disappeared without a word. Leaving Megan to feel empty and wondering if he was truly a figment of her imagination like everyone suggests. Seven years later, a mysterious man appears at Meg’s word. He seems oddly familiar, yet not really. Could this be the same person all grown up? What happened seven years ago?
Niall is back and has a big secret to tell Meg if she’ll listen and believe him. He didn’t have a choice, its the call of the sea to his people. He needed to decide if he’d stay in the ocean or come back to Meg. Yet he can’t commit to her until he finds his treasure to offer her. Will she run away from him or will she chose him?
This is a quick read that was entertaining. It has a nice little subplot. The characters are well written. Overall a good story.