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A Grave Search

(Bodies of Evidence #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  249 ratings  ·  55 reviews
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 upsetti
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Published January 29th 2018 by Carina Press
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Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was a little lost that when I started this book because it was the second book in the "Bodies of Evidence Series". I wished I had read Ms. Roberts's first book "Grave Calling" it would have helped me understand Julie Hall a lot better. I started to give up and read the first book in series but I was already engaged in the storyline of this ones so I didn't want to give up and start over. I'll just read it later, that's a promise.
I was a fan of Ms. Roberts' earlier series "Ghost Dusting" sever
Linda Strong

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 h
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Better, much better!

Julie got her head right and, even if she's still somewhat stupid-acting, it is not like in the first book!
She grew up and matured, accepted her ability and makes a living from it!

The investigation this time is interesting and the villain unexpected (even if I had some suspitions...).
Wendy Roberts
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I loved writing A Grave Search and I hope you'll enjoy reading it!
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars rounded up

Julie Hall's life changes after the previous book, A Grave Calling. She moves from her hometown to get away from her source of trauma, she is seeing a therapist, she is sober, she is seeing Garrett Pierce (the FBI agent who is older than she is), and she is adjusting her career as "dead bodies locator". In this book, a grieving mother is pushing Julie to look for the body of her daughter, who was kidnapped, and even after the ransom money is paid, still gone missing presumed
Anindita,  A Bohemian Mind at Work
Julie Hall is twenty-five, has a terrible secret, and a strange ability to find dead bodies using a pair of dowsing rods. What happens when it hits close to home, any place she can call her home?

I read A Grave Calling, the first book in the series, by chance. I was looking for something different from mainstream fantasy and found the series next on NetGalley. I don't like to start a mystery series midway so picked up the first book.

This review is for books 1 and 2 from the series Bodies of Evide
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
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 ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Julie Hall can find dead bodies with dowsing rods. Now she has her own business helping people find their loved ones. And she can't just stop at finding the bodies, she needs to solve the crime. This unique premise grabbed me from the start. The second installment of the Bodies of Evidence series was just as good, even better than the first! Perfect series for mystery/thriller fans. The right amount of mystery, suspense, and romance!

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Favorite Quote: “You don’t have to forgive the people who hurt you in order to make peace with your past.”

Julie Hall is adjusting well to her new life She has purchased a new home, her new business is booming, and she is slowly building a relationship with FBI agent Garrett Pierce. When a grieving mother comes to Julie, begging her to find her daughter’s body, Julie reluctantly takes her case. The deeper Julie digs, the more
Mary Brown
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 supp
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Grave Search was a nice mystery filled with plenty of twists and turns! I liked getting to know Garret on a different level and seeing Julie's character struggle with her past and her future kept my eyes glued to the pages. This was an intriguing read and another great addition to a suspenseful series!

One of those books I found engaging enough while reading, but that probably wouldn't stick with me. I do really appreciate how Julie's recovery is depicted.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 throu
Cindy ~
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This second installment in the series isnt as dark and suspenseful as the first book but it was just as enjoyable to read.

Julie Hall is now running her own business – Divine Reunions – where she helps to find deceased loved ones with her dowsing rods. She's bought a house away from her previous life and lives with her dog Wookie.. She is still dating FBI Agent Garrett Piece but he still lives and works in Seattle an hour away. So they dont get to see each other everyday but he is very much in h
Laura Hannaway
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one! Although Julie remains the protagonist and key aspects of the character remain the same, on the whole I thought this book was a lot less dark than the previous one. A bit part of that rested on the shoulders of the people she surrounds herself with. Garret remains loyal, loving and protective and in Tracey she has the beginnings of a positive friendship. Whether due to therapy or a new perspective she finally seems to have a sense of her own self worth. The mysteries s ...more
In the second book in the series, Julie has a new car, new home, and a new business. She's trying her best to move on from her past, and doing the best she can with what she has now. This time though, she is asked to help find another body for a grieving mother whose daughter was murdered. But she is having issues, and ends up finding a different body then the one she was after.

This was another good book in the series. I enjoyed the mystery in this one and I love how Julie is growing as a chara
Kathy Kennerley
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I'm fascinated with how dowsing rods work and how they are used in this series to find dead people. Julie Hall is respectful of the deceased whether the remains she finds are very old, more recent or belonging to a murderer. I admire how she helps others even though she's struggling with dealing with her own hardships. This author has been recommended to me a few times and I'm so glad I finally picked up one of her books. I'm excited about reading more from her. ARC netgalley. ...more
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This isn't my usual type of story however I was looking to try something new. I liked it. It's reminds me of Kay Hooper's books. I recommend it.

*** Received ARC copy of book from , Wendy Roberts and Carina Press. ****
Angel Hatfield
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julie found dead bodies with divining rods. She had been doing this since she was a child. Now Julie has started a business called Divine Reunions. Then a broken hearted mother goes to Julie to find her daughter. The woman had paid the demanded ransom but had never got her daughter back. The prime suspect was the woman’s boyfriend Rob who was also never seen again. But Julie is very hesitant to take the job as she would have to go back to her hometown where she has a lot of bad memories. Julie’s ...more
Cathy Geha
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 ha
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 daughters 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
Michelle Austin
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it

A Grave Search was a good 4 star read.

Julie has a special gift that she uses to help find missing people. One day at her home she is approached by a grieving mother who needs her help. The mom had given in to paying the ransom however she never got her daughter back. Julie is her last resort to have closure. The only thing that is keeping Julie from wanting to help is the location.

Julie does decide to help and as she is searching she starts to reveal some
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Overall I found this book very engaging and well paced.

Julie is trying to get her life on track in this book by standing on her own two feet and by stopping her unhealthy drinking. While I could absolutely see why this step in independence was important to her personal growth it did seem a little bit strange for her to move so far away from her boyfriend and from neighbors, basically. (I find the boonies creepy if you live there all alone.)

Also, and this is a weird complaint but because I actu
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This book was so good I just purchased its predecessor, Grave Calling, to catch up on how Julie Hall's unusual occupation got started. You see, Julie's business is finding the bones of deceased loved ones using diving rods. People reach her through her website,, unless they are a determined mother trying to find the body of her kidnapped daughter who was not returned after the ransom was paid. Ebba Johansson tracks her down at home, much to the irritation of her FBI agent boyf ...more
Penny Noble
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 l ...more
Teresa R.Fieck
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Book !

I love this series. It’s so different the way she finds the dead. Ms Roberts has a way with words that draws you in and you can’t stop reading till the end of the story. Really enjoyed Garrett and Julie’s relationship.He was such a good man. Can’t wait to see what’s next.
Ian Elliott
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Story!

Wendy remains a captivating story teller in this, the second book in the second book in her series, Bodies of Evidence. It was a great read and I look forward to a sequel. Kudos!
Book Him Danno
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Readers who love suspense the paranormal and a little bit of romance will not want to miss out on Book 2 of the Bodies of Evidenance Series.
Wendy Roberts is able to weave a story that will be both heart warming and nail biting book that will have readers hooked.
Thank you to Netgalley
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent sequel! This was a fast-paced, well plotted thriller that kept me turning pages until the end. I hope this isn’t the last we hear from Julie\Delma and Garrett.
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Page turner

I love these characters. A broken lead lady, an awesome guy, a good friend, and a vengeful friend. With a great story line. I didn't want to put it down.
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Wendy Roberts is an armchair sleuth, fan of all things mysterious but a huge chicken at heart. Her mind is often in a secretive, cloak and dagger world of intrigue while her physical presence is usually at home feeding feral cats and a demanding guinea pig. Wendy resides in Vancouver Canada where she happily writes about murder and is always at work on her next novel.

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Other books in the series

Bodies of Evidence (4 books)
  • A Grave Calling (Bodies of Evidence, #1)
  • A Grave Peril (Bodies of Evidence, #3)
  • A Grave End (Bodies of Evidence, #4)