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On a hot July afternoon, a worker at an Antietam Creek construction site drives the blade of his backhoe into a layer of soil - and strikes a 5,000-year-old human skull. The discovery draws plenty of attention and a lot of controversy. It also changes the life of one woman in ways she never expected.As an archaeologist, Callie Dunbrook knows a lot about the past. But her own past is about to be called into question. Recruited for her expertise on the Antietam Creek dig, she encounters danger - as a cloud of death and misfortune hangs over the project, and rumors fly that the site is cursed.She finds a passion that feels equally dangerous, as she joins forces in her work with her irritating, but irresistible, ex-husband, Jake. And when a strange woman approaches her, claiming to know a secret about Callie's privileged Boston childhood, some startling and unsettling questions are raised about her very identity.Searching for answers, trying to rebuild, Callie finds that there are deceptions and sorrows that refuse to stay buried. And as she struggles to put the pieces back together, she discovers that the healing process comes with consequences - and that there are people who will do anything to make sure the truth is never revealed.
©2004 Nora Roberts; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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Critic Reviews

"As in other delectable entertainments by Roberts, it is not the wild denouement but the pursuit itself - studded with scrumptious romantic encounters - that is the real dessert." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Krista on 03-20-10

Nora must be mad

Wow. If I were Nora, I would make sure all future contracts included a clause that Ms. Quigley never, ever, ever was within a mile of her novels. I'm sure she is a perfectly lovely woman, but Ms. Quigley has chosen the wrong profession. Her readings have. Periods in the wrong. Places. It is nearly impossible to discern the subject of a sentence because of the poor emphasis. In addition, all the male characters sound alike. She has totally ruined a quality novel. Harsh, I know, but true. Spend your credit on Tribute instead. I wish I did.

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By Jane on 01-21-09

Choppy Narrator

I have read the book and enjoyed it. It's fluff, pure and simple. Not one of the best Nora Roberts books, but it could be worse.

The narrator totally ruins this book. I would never download this or waste the money on the audio because the narrator speaks like this, "Callie went to the kitchen (7 second pause) to get a glass of water." She also makes each character sound like a moron. I am very disappointed in the narration.

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By Dixie_Chick on 11-09-15

Fantastic story! Terrible Narration!

The story itself was phenomenal!

But I couldn't listen to it all, because the narration was so awful. The character's voices were hardly distinguishable from each other, which made dialogue difficult to follow. And the lead female voices were ridiculous; Lana'a was breathy like a dodgy Marilyn Monroe impersonation; and Callie's was hard-edged and sarcastic, no matter what she was saying.

Would be much better to just read it yourself!

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By Janice on 03-29-13

Brilliant

Just couldn't 'put my phone down' woke up at 06.30 and got up 18.00 with the occasional break. Really well written with good plot, so enjoyable.

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By Amazon Customer on 08-02-15

Birthright a good suspense read

I enjoyed the story. Found the voices hard to differentiate between the characters at times.

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