Book 1 of the Sam Seabury Series
At least every five months the body of a young girl turns up dead in a remote tropical lagoon on Thailand’s Koh Phangan Island. The local village pipeline carry stories of the place being haunted. Ghosts soar through the trees. Dark spirits lurk below the water. Scary apparitions appear in the night. From then on, the place is called Dead Girl Beach. Municipal police, one nautical mile down the coast in the village of Had Rin, order signs to be posted in the area to prevent people from going there. Most people take the signs seriously and stayed away, all accept Greta Langer.
She’s a monsterous Amazonian on a kill spree and a bevy of naive, unsuspecting bar hostesses working the bars on Sunrise Beach are her victims. The place has become her office and she’s always open for business.
Across the lagoon, Greta saw the fish turn. Thousands of them streaked across the water and leapt above the surface, attracted by the light. A dark, ominous wall of steel-tipped arrows hurled toward them in the fierce, audible roar of a violent storm. They swept forward in a wild, restless fury, getting closer and closer. Greta clamped swimming goggles over her eyes and wiggled into a heavy, winter coat. Satisfied, she dropped below into the belly of the boat and waited for the needlefish. Greta listened. Arrows struck the boat.
One month after Dao Suttikul went missing, the obituary notice read:
Dao ‘Jip’ Suttikul. Tragically taken from us much too early in life, on 11/ 08/ 12. The late Dao Suttikul, Chumphon, beautiful, and loving daughter of Apirak and Amporn, sister of Boy and Pom. You gone before we have chance to say goodbye. Find peace and happiness in your new home in Heaven. We miss you so much—Koh Phangan Island Gazette, Thailand