Peter Benchleys Jaws first appeared in 1974. As well as Steven Spielbergs film adaptation, the novel has sold over twenty million copies around the world, creating a legend that refuses to die – its never safe to go back in the water . . . It was just another day in the life of a small Atlantic resort until the terror from the deep came to prey on unwary holiday makers. The first sign of trouble – a warning of what was to come – took the form of a young womans body, or what was left of it, washed up on the long, white stretch of beach . . . A summer of terror has begun . . .