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.
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The characters are well wounded and well developed. Julie has not had an easy life and she has a lot of demons in her past. But she is really trying to turn her life around and get beyond her past. I admired her determination and grit. Garrett is a great boyfriend and he wants to protect Julie at all costs.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place. The mystery was carried on well throughout the entire book and I was shocked to read the ending (a good shocked).
I really enjoyed the hint of paranormal in this book, with Julie using her dowsing rods. I find this subject fascinating and I plan to research it further. This gave the book an unique premise which I think is great.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted paranormal mystery. It is not a cozy, it is much grittier than that. But it is well written and very suspenseful. I have read her Ghost Dusters Cozy Series and I enjoyed that a lot too.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Carina Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.