A Grave Search

A Grave Search

by Wendy Roberts

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Overview

Julie Hall is finally adjusting to her new career: locating dead bodies with dowsing rods.

The crime scene is drenched with blood, but the body is nowhere to be found.

When a grieving mother requests Julie’s help tracking the body of her missing daughter, Julie is hesitant. Not only do the circumstances sound disturbing, the job is in her hometown, a place steeped in upsetting memories and unresolved trauma. But her interest is piqued, and she takes the case, knowing she’ll have the support of her FBI agent boyfriend along the way.

Soon, Julie finds herself exactly where she doesn’t want to be—trapped in the dangerous spotlight created to keep the story in the media. And as she digs deeper into the mystery of the young woman’s death, she uncovers secrets about her own past she thought were buried forever.



And don’t miss the first installment in the Bodies of Evidence series.
A Grave Calling is available now from Wendy Roberts and Carina Press!

This book is approximately 73,000 words

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488030635
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 01/29/2018
Series: Bodies of Evidence Series , #2
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 33,395
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 Search 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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thicks More than 1 year ago
After her life is set in a spiral and everything goes south Julie starts her business finding bodies. She is seeking help with her issues surrounding her grandparents and trying to find a new normal. Garrett is still part of her life although she is trying it on her own. The relationship is more defined in this read and so is her purpose as she finds herself knee deep in another mess. Yup you got it she finds herself caught between a murderer and the body. While it's not as crazy as the first occurrence it is just as emotional. I like this authors style and even though I wanted to shake Julie for some of her decisions I have to say it's a great read. She gives closure and wraps everything up by the end of the book but this bow aint a pretty one, but we do get an hea.
LibbyMcKinmer More than 1 year ago
Julie Hall has an unusual skill. She finds dead bodies, using her ability with dowsing rods. When a mother whose daughter has disappeared tracks her down, begging for Julie’s help, she resists. Helping in this case would mean returning to a town filled with memories…and they’re not good memories, which could threaten her fragile sobriety. In the end, circumstances intervene and Julie decides to help, knowing she has the backup of Garrett, her FBI boyfriend. Julie ends up facing some tough issues from her past, but she succeeds in her goal and then some. A Grave Search features a fractured heroine who refuses to break because any of her fragility is underpinned with an iron resolve to overcome, together with the backstop of Garrett’s strength to support her own force of will. There are enough paranormal elements to intrigue the reader and yet the solving of the mystery depends on Julie’s intelligence and ability to unwind the clues.
moohnshine More than 1 year ago
Wow! This series is rockin’ with adrenaline. In this book Julie is trying to start her life anew. After everything that happened 15 months ago who could blame her. Her life seems to be on track with a new house, FBI boyfriend and actually making a business out of her talent. But when a distraught mother asks for her help to find her daughter’s body, things are not always what they seem and the prime suspect is someone from her past. Can Julie find the missing girl? Can she uncover the truth and deal with the past that seems to be popping back up? I tell you these books are amazing. They keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I was biting my nails and there were definitely some “oh shit” moments! The adventures that Julie goes on are something else. She is a very brave and strong woman. She deals with some really heavy stuff, that a normal person would buckle under that kind of pressure. I am also loving the chemistry between her and Garrett. He is a sexy alpha male who is very protective. It makes me laugh at some of his antics. In this book though Wendy introduces a new character Tracey. She is a new friend for Julie, where she has no friends. It is a budding new relationship and I hope to see more from Tracey in the next books. She seems to be someone who Julie can use in her life to help her balance the crazy. We also find out the long asked question, “What really happened to Molly Arsentault?” Julie’s mom. I am a big fan of Wendy Roberts. I started out reading her books The Ghost Duster Mysteries. Her books have a strong female characters with unique abilities. I like that aspect of her books. This aspect makes for great storylines with wonderful plots that keep the mystery. Her books hold the reader’s attention, flowing smoothly at a steady pace and are highly entertaining. I am so in love with this series and can not wait to see what adventures Julie gets into next. *ARC provided by Netgalley & Carnia Press
PenKay More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Bodies of Evidence series. I mentioned in my review of the first book in this series that I am also a fan of Ms. Roberts’ Ghost Duster Mystery series, and I think this one is going to be tied with that series as my favorite. I love how Julie has her problems, both from the first installment and from her childhood, and the author doesn’t hide them or sweep them under the rug. During the book and the plot, sometimes they interfere, but Julie uses techniques she has learned from her therapist to keep from letting her problems take over. This book wasn’t quite as dark, which I didn’t mind either way, and I feel that Julie has hope she’ll get better and better. Now, on to the plot itself. I love how there are paranormal aspects, but they don’t become a crutch in how the characters solve the mystery; good, old fashioned detective work is very much present if you aren’t really into the paranormal. The author is also very skilled at drawing the reader into the book, painting very vivid pictures of everything going on. The end was a surprise to me, and I love to be surprised. Give this book a chance if you like mysteries; you won’t be disappointed! Highly recommend! Thanks to NetGalley and Carina Press for the e-copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
A Grave Search is just as fantastic as the first book A Grave Calling (Which I recommend you read because not only is it terrific it will give you a sense of where Julie has come from so you can see the road she has had to travel to get where she is now). Murder, mystery, intrigue and a bit of the unusual A Grave Search catches Julie starting over. She is sober. She is in love with Garrett. She is making new friends and she has her own business. But she is still fragile and working her way through past issues and discovering who this new Julie is. Julie is emotionally bullied into taking a case to search the body of a missing girl who was kidnapped and killed. She ends up finding more than anyone expected. I absolutely love this series and want more, more, more. I want to follow Julie on her path and see if she and Garrett can make a go of it. I want to see her take her business on the road. I want to see her succeed.
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
I was drawn to read this book because I have an interest in Dowsing Rods. I explore cemeteries in conjunction with my family research and have on occasion used them myself. They are just amazing what they will tell. Julie's history of abuse and her meeting of her FBI agent boyfriend Garrett were explained in the Bodies of Evidence, #1. I had no trouble following this without reading the first although I may pick it up because Roberts has a skill for characters and story telling. Divine Reunions is Julie's business name for her body locating ability. She has to use other detective clues to do her job which helps add depth to the story. Would have liked a bit more romance between Julie and Garrett. "A copy of this book was provided by Carina Press via Netgalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
A Grave Search by Wendy Roberts Bodies of Evidence #2 I have been eagerly waiting to see what will happen next in this series. The main character, Julie, has had so many trials and tribulations that I want her to have “good” things happen in her life and…perhaps a few do in this book BUT a whole heap of not so good happens, too. Julie has moved from the place of her painful childhood, she has set up house in a new home, she has created a thriving business using her divining skills and she still has her older FBI boyfriend Garrett Pierce. She is still dealing with the problem of alcoholism and the PTSD that is an outcome of the childhood abuse she survived. She does what she can with her copper dowsing rods to help families find and burry their deceased loved ones. In this book she is asked by a mother to locate her daughter – a young woman that has been missing for some time. Julie is not terribly interested in the case until she realizes that the young man accused of murdering the daughter is someone she knew in school. With one thing leading to another she does become involved and eventually finds a whole lot more than she was bargaining on. She finds several bodies, helps in some investigations for bodies and finds out something major about her own past that begins to put a few puzzle pieces of her own life in place. I enjoyed the voice telling this story. I enjoyed getting to know Julie/Delma better. I was thankful that Garrett was still there to support, care for and love this fractured but not broken heroine. I am eager to read more of the series and will say that having read book one made this book richer. Why? Because I knew the backstory of the heroine and about the people mentioned that she knew in book one and all of that and her previous experiences were more easily remembered and applied to this book. I will definitely be reading book three when it comes out and want to thank NetGalley and Carina Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4.5 Stars
booklover- More than 1 year ago
A little romance, a lot of suspense and paranormal .... I was not disappointed at all with this book. Julie Hall has a unique job ... she locates dead bodies by using dowsing rods. This is something she's been able to do since she was a young child. A grieving mother approaches Julie. Her daughter was kidnapped and she paid the ransom money. However, her daughter has never been seen since. Prime suspect is her boyfriend, Rob. He hasn't been seen either. Julie hesitates to accept the job; she will have to return to her hometown where she holds nothing but really bad memories. But she feels that she should look for this girl .. with the help of her FBI Agent boyfriend, Garrett. As Julie investigates she uncovers deep dark secrets and she's going to have to re-evaluate what she knows of her own past. And someone is targeting Julie ... her house and car have been broken into. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I was drawn into the story. This was my first introduction to this author and I'm going to read the first book in this series ... A GRAVE CALLING. This does well as a stand alone; there's just enough information to whet my appetite in learning much more about Julie and her boyfriend. Her dowsing talent is rather unique. The investigation is not overly suspenseful, but there's plenty of mystery. This was a well-paced fast read. Many thanks to the author / Carina Press / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.