Two drownings occur in Lake Hopatcong within days of each other, with similar circumstances. Diane is certain the deaths of her mother and of Ryan's wife were not accidents, despite the results of the official investigation. What she doesn't suspect is that the trail to the justice she seeks runs through a past life she and her friends shared hundreds of years earlier. With the help of a hypnotist, Diane, Ryan, and Martha look into their hidden memories. They learn that they lived in a Native American village on the shores of the waters that later became the lake they love. Oota Dabun, Diane's counterpart in her past life, always dreamed of having a vision quest, a rite normally reserved for the young men of her village. This Lenape woman reaches for her dream in an unusual and compassionate fashion which teaches Diane a great deal about the capacity of the soul they share. Diane discovers relationships as well as repeating events, both of which provide clues that might lead to the justice she's after. Along the way she learns about life, love, and the strength of the human soul.
In this story two women who live on opposites sides of the same lake are murdered in a similar way. Other than where they live they have little in common. One woman is much older, widowed and has a grown daughter. The other woman is much younger, married and has a 9 year old daughter.
The families of both women over the course of a year grow a close bond as they undergo therapy that takes them into their past lives. Through this process they find they all belong to the same spiritual circle and through sessions undercover the murderer and much more. The last cycle of death was three hundred years ago in a native american village. I love how the author went from the past to the present. Both seemed so real.
This is the second book I've listened to with the author also narrating, overall, he did a very good job, great pacing, even narrator tone and he brought a little more character to the story I think than reading it alone would have.
There's plenty of twists and small details in the story. In order to appreciate them all I will most likely listen to this one again. I absolutely enjoyed it!