"Very much so," she says glumly “Something is wrong. Nobody’s in sight. There’s no smoke from cook fires or the smithy. Some of the buildings look burned out.” As you peer through the spyglass, you can confirm that for yourselves. “Sailors can’t keep their mouths shut. Soon all the other colonists are going to hear about this—if they can’t see for themselves already—and things could become… tense.” She runs her hand through her hair before continuing. "We need someone to row out to shore to check that out, and you four seem to be my best bet for that. There's a secondary landing site that we'll wait for you at. Once you've checked out the town, meet with us there, just along the shore of the island. We'll plan our next step from there, okay?
Oh you don't need to use the quote function for speech, bolding text is generally your best bet, the quote is more for referencing something someone else said.