Before the long nightmare ended, Darcy would often wish her mother had not opened that letter from an unknown woman. But, she did open it and shared it with her daughter, plunging both Darcy Campbell and Flora Tucker into a tale of an unsolved mystery, a web of secrets, and the discovery of an unsuspected traitor.
In tracking down clues about the disappearance of a young woman, Darcy and Flora leave their hometown of Levi, Oklahoma, and drive to Amarillo, Texas, then back again. Following leads that have long been covered, both women find more than one surprise including some discoveries about themselves.
©2014 Blanche Day Manos and Barbara Burgess (P)2016 Blanche Day Manos and Barbara Burgess
The book was ok. I think it needs shortening down. The main character tends to think a lot and that slowed the book down. I would still recommend it if you like mystery with no violence/language/sexual content.
The narrator is good in this book. She had a southern accent which suited the story. I could imagine the characters quite clearly. I thought the narrator was very good compared to others that I have listened to!
I could image this being made into a TV series, since it is clean, has suspense, mystery and is suitable for all.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author.
I miss the first narrator. It is always disconcerting not hearing the voice you have associated with the characters from the first book.
Grave Shift by Barbara Burgess and Blanche Day Manos is an average mystery. The two main characters, mother Flora and daughter Darcy, are both widows. The daughter, a reporter, has come home to heal and regroup after the death of her husband. This is the second book in a series but there are no spoilers and this book stands alone.
I really liked this clean cozy mystery. I loved the unexpected twists in this story. The narrator did a very good job conveying the accent of people from Oklahoma.
Darcy is my favorite character. She is the lead character in the book. Darcy used to be an investigative reporter. She had an endearing personality. I also really liked her mom.
Michelle Babb did a very good job with the voices. I had a slightly harder time trying to distinguish the various male characters. Darcy's voice was very interesting.
I liked the reaction to the earthquake. Having been in an earthquake before, I thought the author did a fantastic job conveying the unsettling feelings the characters experienced. I also like the fact the story almost had 2 mysteries in it. (1) disappearance of Andrea (2) stalker of Darcy.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator. I found this book to be both a standalone and part of a series. This is the first cozy mystery that I have listened to. I enjoyed this book very much and will look at more by both this author and narrator. I found both to be very talented.
"GREAT COZY MYSTERY!!!"
its well written and well performed...also it keeps you guessing!!!
Darcy and Flora...they are a great team!
I love Michelle, she always brings a great performance to the table!
Yes...and I practically did!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
Darcy and Flora are a mother/daughter sleuthing duo....and when they get a letter asking them to investigate the death of another mothers daughter, they take on the case...as they get into details, things get kind of dangerous and some things come to light that were meant to be kept secret...this keeps you on the edge of your seat and was narrated really well...I recommend this to all my cozy mystery lovers 100%!!!!
Grave Shift is a fun whodunit that keeps a reader's interest. Apparently second in a series (Darcy & Flora Cozy Mystery), it is easily read as a stand-alone book. Darcy and her mother, Flora, are sweet talked into investigating the 2-year-old disappearance of a local woman when they get a letter from the woman's mother asking them to help find her daughter. The author keeps you guessing right up until the end. The story is interesting and the characters are charming. With earthquakes and mountain lions, first and second husbands, a little romance, and lots of investigating, these two women are bound and determined to solve the mystery of the disappearing woman. Michelle Babb does a great job of narration on the audiobook, giving each of the individuals a unique voice. Her voice is easy to listen to and makes the listening experience a pleasant one.
A great Mom and daughter team cozy mystery. Flora and Darcy are at it again when they receive a letter in the mail about a missing woman, a case that was never solved. So many twists, turns and heart pounding adventure on every line I listened to. Michelle Babb has so much talent and a great voice in making a story come life. I listened to this story in two days and I am planning on listening to it again!
"Not a stand out."
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The story was OK but it didn't get me excited
Yes. The narrator was fine. The story was not one of my favorites
"Ho Hum & Comfortable."
Not thrilling and not mysterious. This listen was just slow. The story was slow, the narrator was slow. It was a nice story, but it was not gripping like I would have expected. I kept waiting to be sucked into this world and go through it alongside the main character, but it just never happened. Some of the descriptive passages seemed to placed in the story just to place a descriptive passage into the story as if were some kind of writing assignment.
I really had a hard time with the slow drawl of the narrator and found her a chore to listen to. A little southern drawl would have been nice and added to the flavor of the story, but it just seemed over the top and prevented me from really becoming fully immersed.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Excellent Cosy Mystery"
‘This crime thriller is beyond perfection, disturbingly amazing and impossible to put down! Looking forward to more of the author's works. I already love".. Michelle Babb is a True Pleasure to listen to.. she adds deppth and detention to all the books she narrates..
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review."
"Mother and Daughter Sleuths!"
An enjoyable cozy mystery. This is the first book I've listened to in this series. I liked the mother /daughter team of Flora and Darcy, who find themselves solving a murder mystery. The narration was well done. The characters were excellently portrayed and easy to differentiate .
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I started from book 2 but definitely want to listen to the rest of this series. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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