Sometimes when Lexie fingered a string of shells she had been given as a little girl, she felt strange memories stir. It was as if something very precious was buried away in her own mind… Great-great Aunt Rita’s old shell necklace carries a power that Lexie can’t possibly know. Then, when it leads her to a new friend, she and Merrina enter the secret gully where Merrina’s people live. But the gully holds a terrible secret, as old as the necklace itself. Will Lexie be strong enough, as she relives the nightmare her Aunt Rita endured? Complex time-slip novel, part fantasy, part history.