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Grave Shift

By: Blanche Day Manos,Barbara Burgess
Narrated by: Michelle Babb
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Publisher's Summary

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

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What did you like best about this story?

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.

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GREAT COZY MYSTERY!!!

What made the experience of listening to Grave Shift the most enjoyable?

its well written and well performed...also it keeps you guessing!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Darcy and Flora...they are a great team!

What about Michelle Babb’s performance did you like?

I love Michelle, she always brings a great performance to the table!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes...and I practically did!

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** 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%!!!!

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Grave Shift delivered the goods!

I can always rely on a sweet cozy mystery when I need a palate cleanser. It's a nice break from my usual fare, and even though I'd never read anything by these two authors, it seemed like this was just what I needed... and Grave Shift delivered the goods! 
The book pulled me right in, it being loaded with fun! It was plumb full of juicy, town gossip, and plenty of local flare, (I love antique shops, btw). Darcy and Flora find that they have to watch out for all the flack, resistance, and falling rocks (oh my!) when they start looking into a cold case! The case of a local woman's disappearance. And yes the authors held their cards close and didn't give anything away 'til the big reveal!
Michelle Babb's voice performance was spot on, giving each of the characters their own voice...
So give this sweet southern style mystery a try, and don't get crushed along the way!

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Enjoyable Cozy

Good little cozy with enough twists and turns to keep you interested. The mother and daughter amateur sleuth team of Darcy & Flora in the little town of Levi Oklahoma., great storyline and characters.. I followed along with Kindle Unlimited and Audible. In the Audible version Michelle Babb, does a nice job of narrating.

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Great Listen

What did you love best about Grave Shift?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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.

Which character – as performed by Michelle Babb – was your favorite?

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.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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What do you know about ranching?

cozy mystery, amateur sleuth, women sleuths

This cozy is rather more intense than most, but that's not a bad thing. The characters are engaging and certainly memorable. As the plot unfolds, the reader becomes more and more involved in the story. The publisher's blurb gives hints and there is no need for spoilers. I'm glad that this is part of a series as I really enjoyed it!
As always, Michelle Babb adds a lot to both the story and the characters.
I requested and received a free copy from a giveaway.

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Lighthearted Mystery

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.

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Jenny's review

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!

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love the characters!

love the characters and the twists and turns in the story. the narrator is fantastic and does a great job with both the male and female voices. definitely recommend it and I look forward to reading more

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Good quality and well paced

The sound quality is good. It’s well paced. There were a lot of twists that I wasn’t expecting. I found the Apache Folklore interesting. Most of the narration is done in a Southern accent. The story was hard for me to take seriously because there is a panther scare, an earthquake, and a murder in Amarillo, TX. All those calamities at once is hard to imagine, which made the story less believable.

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  • Andromeda's Twin
  • 10-25-22

Entertaining Mystery

This is a pretty entertaining mystery story which would have been more appealing if not for the soppy relationship that rekindles between Darcy and the Sheriff . I'm not much of a one for soppy but that may be a big draw for some.

Narration is perfect, loved every minute thanks to Michelle.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-24-22

A cute read

This was surprisingly good, with a slightly unexpected ending.
The narrator did a very good job for this book.
I had read the first in the series, listened to this second book and can't wait to see what the mother/daughter duo have in store for the next in the series.

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  • Scott Barnes
  • 09-27-21

Very Enjoyable!

I enjoyed this listen. The story is rather slow paced but within the realm of reality. It unfolds nicely along the way but it shines in the last 2 hours of the listen. I enjoyed it, it's a nice easy listen.

Michelle did a great job on the narration, very clear, easy to listen to, and I really enjoyed this one! I'm looking forward to seeing where the story goes next!

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  • caroline wright
  • 09-25-21

Absolutely brilliant - both narration and story

I had listened to this out of order but it didn't really matter. It was a nice cozy mystery and great narration yet again.

Would fully recommend this series to anyone.

I was given a free copy by the narrator but this is no way influenced my decision.

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  • Helen
  • 09-19-21

Fabulous

Fabulous audiobook
Michelle Babb made everything seem alive
Darcy would often wish her mother had not opened that letter from an unknown woman

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  • mangankillarney
  • 05-31-21

murder mystery

I did enjoy listening to Michelle Babb, always make the characters come to life.

A great murder mystery. Twists and turns to keep you interested. Secrets and a traitor.

A great mystery

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  • C. Watkins
  • 05-08-21

Grave Shift

I'm happy to say that I'm not getting into this story and story line. This series is well written and read well in a engaging way.

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  • John Marsden
  • 01-25-21

Really good listen!

This is an excellent book, most enjoyable and the kind you can't put down! I listened to it all in one sitting so to speak. The storyline is good and interesting with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing to the very end. Michelle Babb is a great narrator who sound to really enjoy what she is reading herself and this adds greatly to the overall quality of the audio book. Highly recommended.
I was given this book free of charge by the narrator and have left this honest and voluntary review.

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  • Jacky
  • 07-29-20

Brilliant murder mystery by best selling author

Absolutely brilliant murder mystery a real page turner with several twists narration was brilliant by Michelle Babb

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  • Julie
  • 05-22-20

Nothing stays buried for ever

This is a nice cozy mystery with a past. The author paints a lovely picture with her words and it is easy to imagine the scene as they unfold. I am not sure the characters really solve the murder, It was more mother nature gave them a helping hand and then being in the right or wrong place at the right time. I still enjoyed it and will give the next book ago but not sure I missed much by starting with book two.
When receiving a letter Darcy had no idea that by opening it, it would put her life in danger and change it for ever. It was a plea for help, the sender's daughter has gone missing and no new leads to follow the police have all but given up hope of finding out what happened to her. Can Darcy and her mother do what the police can't and find closer for the woman? With an ex husband after land, a jealous cousin and a new husband in the picture they have there work cut out for them but it is only after an earthquake that they finally dig up the answers to the cold case.
Michelle Babb makes every story she tells exciting and entertaining and this is no exception.
I was given his free review copy audibook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.