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The Collector's Daughter

Author: Gill Paul

Started: Sep. 21, 2021

Finished: Sep. 25, 2021

Lady Evelyn Herbert is the first person to step into King Tut's tomb when it is discovered in 1922. Along with her father and family friend, Howard Carter Evelyn sees firsthand the treasures that accompanied Tut into the ever after. After the opening of Tut's tomb, Evelyn receives a letter from a known spiritualist that there was a curse placed upon the tomb which states "they that shall break the seal of this tomb shall meet death by a disease no doctor can diagnose." Evelyn looks back on her time in Egypt when someone who works for the university in Cairo reaches out regarding missing items from the tomb and begins to wonder if all the tragedies in her life have been a direct result of Tut's curse.

Lady Evelyn Herbert was someone I had never heard of nor had I read anything surrounding the finding of the tomb of Tutankhamun. This was a well-researched story that I found myself drawn more and more into. I loved Eve's ability to recall her times in Cairo as well as other events in her life. Gill Paul has a talent for making the reader want to keep reading deep into the night. This was a book I greatly looked forward to and am so glad that I read it - it will be one I buy for my shelves.

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