A Grave Calling

A Grave Calling

by Wendy Roberts

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There had been no attempt to bury the dead girl, naked except for the white ribbon tied to her wrist

Twenty-five-year-old Julie Hall has a unique ability: when she takes up a dowsing rod, she finds not water but bodies. To Julie, it’s a curse, not a gift, and one she rarely uses—she prefers her quiet life in a trailer, with her grandfather and her dog for company. But when FBI agent Garrett Pierce shows up at her door seeking help with a case, she has no choice but to assist with their search.

Three girls are still missing. The killer is still out there. As bodies are discovered and more girls disappear, the case becomes almost more than Julie can bear. And when the killer turns his sights toward her, even her growing relationship with the protective Agent Garrett may not be enough to save her.

This book is approximately 74,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488030574
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 06/05/2017
Series: Bodies of Evidence Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 42,522
File size: 1 MB

About the Author


WENDY ROBERTS is the author of the Bodies of Evidence mysteries, the Ghost Dusters series, Dating Can Be Deadly, and Grounds to Kill. She is an armchair sleuth and a fan of the mysterious. Wendy lives in Vancouver where she happily writes about murder. You can visit her online at www.wendyroberts.com on Twitter @authorwendy, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WendyRobertsAuthor and at Instagram at wendyroberts_author. 

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A Grave Calling 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
thicks More than 1 year ago
Serial killer, abusive aunt, this book has that and more. This mystery was a winner for me. The characters were all over the place as far as how I felt about them and even our little diviner Julie had me questioning her good sense with some of the things she did. I am usually one who guesses the killer but sadly I didn't this time. The story is good and the connection between her and the FBI agent is believable as a stress relief but not much more. Glad I didn't read for the romance because although there was sex no real romancing was done. I really enjoyed the book and will most definitely be going for the second book in the series to see how she fares with her new business and her FBI guy!! I haven't read this author before but she has my attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad.
H Wimmer More than 1 year ago
Wendy Roberts is able to take two very unlikely people and bring them together to comfort one another while trying to solve the mystery. The best part of this story was I had no Idea who the killer was until the person was revealed. The mystery has elements of romance but it wasn't believable enough to keep me needing to read the next in the series. Stars 3.75 out of 5 Thank you to Netgalley for an advance copy of this book for my honest thoughts.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
WOW! This book kept me riveted. I could not put it down. This story takes you on twists and turns you don’t see coming. Fans of the Harper Connelly stories by Charlaine Harris will love this story. This is the first I’ve read by this author but I assure you it won’t be the last.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
A Grave Calling by Wendy Roberts Bodies of Evidence #1 Having used a few divination tools with mixed results I was eager to read this book of a woman who dowses for the dead. Watching my husband’s cousin look for water and being told how he does it using the same tools Julie used in this book made it come even more alive for me. I do like things that are not always scientific and don’t come with easy explanations ;) Julie Hall, born Delma Arsenault, is the once abused but very talented heroine of this book. She has survived her childhood and is doing her best as an adult when along comes FBI Agent Garrett Pierce asking her to do something she has been raised to believe is evil – get her divining rods out and dowse for the bodies left behind by a serial killer. It is tasking for her but with the support of rather silent and quite a bit older Garrett she has success on more than one trip into the field. Before the end of the book she finds herself in the crosshairs of the killer. Since she is not one to follow the rules the FBI finds it a challenge at times to keep her safe. As the first book in the Bodies of Evidence series I found this interesting and intriguing. It drew me in and kept me turning the pages without taking a break. I liked both Julie and Garrett and felt they brought out the best in one another. I have a feeling that they will make a great team in future books of the series. I liked that the book ended with the case tied up in a bow but with a hint at the direction the series plans to take for book number two. I am looking forward to reading more of this series and other books by this author in the future. Thank you to NetGalley and Carina Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4.5 Stars
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Julie Hall has a blessing ...or a curse. With the help of dowsing rods, she can locate dead bodies. When FBI Agent Garrett Pierce shows up and wants her help to locate three missing young women. She really doesn't want to .. but she agrees to help in his search. As bodies are discovered and more girls disappear, it's almost more than Julie can mentally handle. Finding the bodies brings back bad memories of when she was a child. Her grandmother was physically abusive .... and she still has all the scores to remind her. And then the killer turns his eyes toward Julie. Pierce becomes very protective and vows that nothing will happen to her ... but the killer has other ideas. Interesting book with an engaging story premise. Julie is a terrific character ... she's had to come to terms with her childhood. Called a witch when caught using the dowsing rods had her grandmother doing horrific things to Julie to drive the devil out. She's outgoing with no problem saying what's on her mind. She doesn't play head games and she's fiercely loyal to the one or two friends that she has. Her one love has 4 paws ... a Rottweiler name Wookie. Garrett Pierce has had his share of heartache. He lost his beloved wife and young son to a drunk driver a few years ago. He's a little gruff, a little arrogant but feels a strong attraction to Julie, even though he's 20+ years older. There are several secondary characters that lend a note of credibility to the story. Her ex-boyfriend, Dennie. Her best friend, Katie, who has a fling with Julie's ex. Julie's grandfather, who never stopped his wife from beating Julie. Jonas, a young man who works at the same gas station as Julie, who has a small crush on her. If you like a bit of spice, a bit of paranormal, then this book may be for you. Watch for the second book in this series ..... A GRAVE SEARCH. Many thanks to the author / Carina Press / Netgalley for the advanced uncorrected digital proof. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.