All she wanted was to study the ocean.
Instead, she uncovered its deepest secret.
More than anything, eighteen-year-old Olivia Owens wants to win a marine biology scholarship, escape her broken home life, and enjoy a drama-free summer in La Jolla, California. But when she agrees to pose as a mermaid for her photographer best friend Samantha, she never dreamed what kind of trouble it would bring.
Why would a crazy red-headed lady give Olivia a clam that glows on the inside? And why does the ritzy CEO Doran Linnaeus think Olivia—and the clam in her possession—are the keys to turning his failing theme park into an earth-shattering phenomenon?
It takes some serious spy skills for Olivia and Samantha to discover the truth: mermaids aren’t just a fairytale. Dangerous, dark, and suspicious, the vengeful denizens of the deep will do anything to keep their secret safe—even accept help from humans.
In order to keep herself and Samantha alive, Olivia has to team up with the merpeople and a band of mysterious strangers. She must find the courage to do whatever it takes to stop Linnaeus from exposing and exploiting earth’s deepestsecret, all while convincing Samantha that flirting with a merprince is a terrible idea…and protecting her own heart in the process.
The danger, the secrets, and the lies leave Olivia wondering if there’s anyone above the waves or below she can trust.
It’s been over a year since San Diego. Now attending college at the University of Maryland, Olivia has new friends and a promising marine biology internship. But moving on from her past proves a lot harder than she expected. Burdened by loneliness, Olivia can’t shake the feeling that there’s something else for her. Something more.
Then, during one of her regular visits to the aquarium, a mysterious woman approaches Olivia…a woman with gills and purple fingernails. Olivia answers the woman’s plea for help without question—surely a simple rescue will show Eamon O’Dell she’s ready to join him and the others on their tasks to aid merpeople.
But what should have been a good deed has set off a series of deadly attacks that put Olivia in mortal danger and change everything she thought she knew about the merworld. Trusted friends have become little more than strangers. New enemies arise with lethal prejudices. And an old flame returns to protect Olivia, making her question her place in this strange world…and her own heart.
In this next installment of the Fathom Series, tensions between humans and merpeople are at an all-time high and someone is pulling the strings to further damage the tenuous peace that Eamon and his friends have worked hard to build. If Olivia can’t find out who’s behind it all—and convince the merworld council known as CHASM to maintain alliances with humans—her life, and the lives of everyone she loves, are forfeit.
Deception. Betrayal. And a wrongful conviction.
The Hedron, the group of merworld leaders that make up the CHASM council, have deemed Olivia guilty of a crime she didn’t commit—and decreed that in order to maintain security for the merworld, any human who knows the truth about them must be silenced.
While everyone they love is forced to go into hiding, Olivia and Calder flee for their own lives, while they investigate a way to stop the Hedron’s deadly edict. Several narrow escapes lead them to the one person who might be able to help them find a way to prove Olivia’s innocence, and free the humans from merworld assassins’ murderous intent.
But when Olivia faces a crippling loss, she finds herself at the crossroads of an impossible choice: muster the courage to surrender her own life and take on the entire merworld alone, or sever all contact between the human and merworlds while the Hedron’s assassins destroy everything in their path.
In this final installment of the Fathom series, the silent war between the humans and the merpeople comes to a head. Lines are drawn. And everyone will reach their final destiny, whether above, or below, the surface of the ocean.