Boooook ... gooooooood.
This was one of those tootling-around-on-Goodreads-what-have-we-here books that I reserved at the library. It's a novella, and a dang good one too. I'm not sure if I like this one or We Are All Completely Fine (reviewed here!) by Daryl Gregory more, so I'll just love them both.
I can't write too much about this because, as it is already a short book, I'd probably give away the whole thing. But here are the salient points:
TLC-esque shady TV channel wants to make a "documentary" about mermaids.
Most of it will be faked.
They've hired a mermaid troupe.
Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire does a fantabulous job of capturing each character's essence in just a few brief sentences. The cast is large, but I wanted to know more about all of them. But, this is a horror novella, so things are going to get messy.
Bottom line: I loved it so much I forgave Grant for giving me an earworm for weeks. I am not joking about the time period.