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April 27, 2017


A Grave Calling                                        DUE OUT JUNE 2017
  • Number: B06XFHJVLS
  • Release: June 1, 2017
  • Author: Wendy Roberts
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Supernatural, * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Carina Press

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   (from Night Owl Reviews)


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

 Is this a good thing or bad?   How can a 25 year old, Julie Hall find bodies.  She had taken up the dowsing rod in order to find water. What a surprise or rather, shock, when she started finding dead bodies.  Julie doesn't want this "gift".  She just wants her peaceful quiet life.  But then she is rather forced into helping since the FBI needs her to help solve a case. Is there a serial killer out there?  There are still missing girls. It seems as soon as one body is found, other girls disappear. Julie lives a normal young woman's life, boyfriend, job, dog but she is different in other ways.  Her "gift" soon got out when a friend started telling and soon it was well known, Julie had the gift to find bodies!  I liked the way the author gave us the main character as being just like any other young woman. And, yet, the author surprises you with the extraordinary gift Julie has.  The author puts you in Julie's place and you, as the reader, wonder how you would handle this delicate situation. You have to feel for Julie.  She just wants to be "normal" but she can't be. Sometimes you think you have the ability to know what is going to happen next.   That is nothing compared to Julie.  The reader can't help but love Julie, She's smart, has a bit of humor to her and she has the "gift".  But the author soon puts you in panic mode.  Could Julie be the next on the killer's list?  Is she in immediate danger?    The book does have some profanity in it, but I felt the author put that in to make the story more real.  You have to admit, these days it is rather common.  The suspense rises as the killer gets closer and closer to Julie.   What will happen? Will Julie be next?  The author definitely keeps you on the edge with the suspense in this book.  You won't want to put it down until the end and even then, you may wonder about the "gift". You may wonder about, could this happen again? Will there be another white ribbon on a poor girl's wrist?

I received a copy of this book from the author and Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

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