When Jamie Aldrich was 11 years old, she and her siblings spent the summer with her great aunt Elizabeth. She doesn't remember what happened during that visit, and she's avoided Pawhuska, OK, ever since. But when Elizabeth calls her 30 years later, begging her to come, Jamie arrives to find her great aunt frail and agitated, inexplicably claiming that her entire life was a sham.
Now, Elizabeth lies in a coma after what looks like an attempt on her life. Although Jamie has no idea who would want to harm her aunt, it's clear that the danger hasn't passed. Threatening notes appear in the house. Jamie meets with several strange 'accidents.' And the longer she stays, the more she feels like she can't trust anyone in Pawhuska, not even Sam, the first man she's had feelings for since her husband died.
Will Jamie be able to discover the truth before both she and Elizabeth are silenced forever?
This mystery, set in the present day in the old town of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, gives the listener a chilling introduction to some forgotten history of the Osage Nation, circa 1920s. Back then, the Twenties "roared" and oil was being discovered everywhere in northern Oklahoma. Savvy Osages had seen to it that the property they bought from the Cherokee Nation for their reservation, included not just surface rights, but all mineral rights. The Boom made them wealthy, and attracted unscrupulous persons who preyed upon them. The murders and kidnapping attracted national attention, and became the first case investigated by the newly formed FBI. Cobwebs delves into hidden family history, and present day deceptions and vendettas.
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