Dark Waters, a novel by

Grayson and Ella Taylor.

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  Sierra Clark's twin sister died on a cruise ship when she was eleven. Four years later, Sierra's parents take her to a vacation on a brand-new cruise ship, The Legend, in an effort to help her overcome her sister's passing. Harrison Walker, an energetic farm boy from Texas, meets Sierra aboard the ship, under the care of his aunt. Harrison and Sierra become friends, despite their differences, while Sierra struggles to enjoy the cruise and overcome the weight of memory and loss.

  Two days after The Legend leaves the mainland, disaster strikes.

  A passenger aboard the ship is murdered, and no one knows who committed the crime. Panic ensues aboard The Legend, and while efforts are made to find the perpetrator, more victims die. Harrison and Sierra find themselves stranded in the middle of the ocean, trapped on the ship with a murderer. But far more terrible is the truth that stabs sharper than a knife hiding deep inside The Legend.

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Grayson Taylor was born and raised in New York City and wrote his first full-length novel when he was seven. In his spare time, Grayson reads extensively, writes novels, and creates films. He is the founder of Taylorfilms, a film production company, and is a professional actor. Credits include principal roles in the following: TV: Broad City (Oliver, the "Yas Kween" boy of the viral gif, Comedy Central), Blue Bloods (CBS), Royal Pains (USA), Billions (Showtime), Team Umizoomi (Nickelodeon), multiple appearances on The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS), and numerous commercials and voiceovers; THEATER: Mothers and Sons starring Tyne Daly (Original Broadway Cast), Radio City Spring Spectacular. His other writings include the Fallen Nation trilogyFuture, Ice Lords, Mission X, Survival, The Vampire Dictionary, The Magnet, The Council of Spirits, Betrayal, and more.