Author(s): Kathryn Heyman
World-famous free-diver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the city to follow him to his idyllic Pacific island. There he teaches Grace the ways of the deep, and she learns to sink to unimaginable depths on one single breath. As their world narrows to the two of them, she learns, too, the dazzling pleasures of her body - but Storm hides as many secrets as the sea...Storm begins training Grace to be his new star, and life is blissful until a female diver is featured on the cover of Sports Weekly as 'The Mermaid of the Deep'. Storm starts pushing Grace further and further beyond her limits - both in and out of the water. As her resistance grows, Storm's temper takes a frightening turn and Grace fears she is in deeper - and more dangerous - water than she has ever imagined possible. With a secret of her own, Grace's fears grow to haunt her, even as she prepares for one last, desperate descent. Deeper than anyone has ever been before, this will be the death-defying moment which will make both of their careers. But is death ready to be defied?..And now, a year after Grace's record, surrounded by the world's media, Storm prepares for the most important dive of his life. Narrated by a chorus of mesmerising sirens, Storm and Grace explores the dazzling thrill of the deep, and its dangers.
Kathryn Heyman is the author of five novels, including Floodline, The Accomplice and Captain Starlight's Apprentice, published internationally and in translation. She has received an Arts Council of England Writers Award, the Wingate and the Southern Arts Awards, and been nominated for the Orange Prize, the Scottish Writer of the Year Award, the Edinburgh Fringe Critic's Awards, the Kibble Prize, and the West Australian Premier's Book Awards. She has written several radio plays for BBC radio, including adaptations of her own work.