A Deep and Dreamless Sleep
By Meg O’Brien
It’s after midnight and Naomi Wing is having another vision. A full-blooded Wintu Indian, Naomi is no stranger to visions, but this one brings horror and sadness—for it reveals lovely Beth Lambert on the terrible, stormy night she died.
It has been almost a year since 17-year-old Beth’s body was recovered from a ravine on Whidbey, a tranquil island community near Seattle. Now Naomi, who once turned her back on the old ways to become a high-powered attorney, has returned to her ancestral home, haunted by the tragic death of a girl she had come to love as a daughter—and caught up in a love affair that may have played a role in Beth’s death.
What Naomi finds will pit her against Susan. Beth’s dangerously unstable mother, and force her to confront the Native American heritage she has denied for so long. On the mysterious, forested shores of Whidbey, she will pursue secrets only the dead can reveal—secrets that lead her to the shocking truth about Beth … and into the dark shadows of her own past.