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In the mid-19th century, Leonie Russell works alongside her husband, Junius, an oysterman in the Washington Territory. At night she continues her father’s lifelong obsession - collecting artifacts and studying the native culture that once thrived in the area.

On her 37th birthday, Leonie discovers a mummy protruding from a riverbank - a mummy that by all evidence shouldn’t exist. As Leonie searches for clues to the mummy’s origins, she begins to feel a strangely mystical connection to it. When Junius’s long-lost son, Daniel, appears one day, a native elder insists that Leonie wear a special shell bracelet for protection. But protection from whom? The mummy or, perhaps, Daniel? Leonie has always been a good daughter, a good wife, but for the first time, these roles do not seem enough. Finding the mummy has changed everything, and now Leonie must decide if she has the courage to reject the expectations of others to be the woman she was meant to be.

©2012 Megan Chance (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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fantastic

I really enjoyed the entire story. the narrator did a great job with the language and the accents that were sometimes necessary

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Couldn't take the earbuds off

This has to be one of the best stories I've heard lately. Leonie Russell's world is turned upside down, when she discovers a mysterious mummy in the river close to her home. She and her husband Junius find Indian artifacts for a buyer from the Smithsonian. This mummy however, has a message for Leonie that unsettles the life she has known for the past twenty years and she's in no rush to give her up.
Clue after clue surfaces in this tale and had me speculating throughout as to what the mummy was trying to covey. Then when a link to Jun's past appears at the door, everything completely unravels in everybody's world.
I loved these characters and the world they lived in was so descriptive you can imagine being there.
Completely deprived me of sleep, as I couldn't put it down.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

Cool story. Great ending. Really kept me guessing the whole time and it was a neat subject for a story.

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Mysterious

Great story and mystery! Enjoyed the read and the developing story line! I liked the true representation of the white arrogance .

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I couldn't finish this one

When listening to this audiobook it struck me that there are so many annoyances in life that we have no control over - I shouldn't put myself through this. I realized the story was not becoming more interesting to me. Then there was the narration...the narrator ends so many sentences as if asking a question? Yeah, like that. It's one of my pet peeves. So with slightly over 10 hours of listening yet to go, I shook my head and stopped struggling.