23 episodes

When human bones are discovered in a Mississippi river bed, Fran Boden—a loner with peculiar gifts—returns to her small town to probe the origins of her mother’s long-ago disappearance and confront the ghosts of her family, both living and dead. Performed by Daryl Lisa Fazio, from her novel.

Pearl River Remains Daryl Lisa Fazio

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

When human bones are discovered in a Mississippi river bed, Fran Boden—a loner with peculiar gifts—returns to her small town to probe the origins of her mother’s long-ago disappearance and confront the ghosts of her family, both living and dead. Performed by Daryl Lisa Fazio, from her novel.

    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 1

    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 1

    Who is Fran Boden? And why is she in that boat every day, alone, looking for her mother? Where exactly IS her mother?

    • 9 min
    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 2

    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 2

    There's a man in Fran's house. There's a woman calling Fran's phone. And there's a strange winged thing in Fran's living room. All she wants to do is sleep, but her missing mother has other ideas.

    • 21 min
    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 3

    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 3

    Fran remembers her mother...and her father...and the first day she realized she wasn't like anyone else.

    • 8 min
    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 4

    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 4

    Fran Boden, with her dog Surly in tow, returns to Oka, Mississippi and, before she can visit the site of the remains, she must reunite with her ornery Aunt Matilda and her non-verbal cousin Gabe. And contend with a new non-human visitor, not to mention a flood of memories that try to drown her.

    • 36 min
    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 5

    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 5

    Fran's memory of the day her mother disappeared in 1991 returns with a vengeance.

    • 11 min
    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 6

    Pearl River Remains: Chapter 6

    Fran, Surly, and Matilda drive to the Pearl River, to the "site." Fran feels oddly powerful, then oddly numb, then oddly confused. And in the middle of it, she meets the new Black female sheriff. And wonders if she's made a new problem or a new friend. She is consumed by visions.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

hallie.beth ,

Enthralling southern gothic

I was hanging on every word and loved each character. The story is fantastic and a classic and thrilling southern gothic story. The dark mystery, style, and characters kept me engaged the entire time. I would LOVE more stories like this!

MissGal ,

I NEED MORE!!!

… More Fran. More Surly. More Aunt Til (LOVE HER!) And more Sheriff Noble! Pearl River Remains is a *thrill ride* of the Southern mystical senses. You breathe it in and are transported not only to the murky banks of the Pearl River but straight into the chaotic and troubled mind of Fran Boden. Daryl's narration adds the perfect Southern tone to this ghost mystery and makes you feel like you were born with Mississippi mud between your toes. Pearl River Remains is a must-listen that will drag you down into the river's dark, turbulent currents, where you will find comfort.

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