Monday, March 30, 2009

Can't stand the wait for Sookie book # nine, Dead and Gone ? Maybe try Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

Kelly on her blog, 'Book Sanctuary' reviewed 'Grave Sight' which is the first book in the Harper Connelly book by Charlaine Harris.. if you are gnawing at your nails waiting for Book Nine of Sookie books maybe try this ...

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

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Rating: 5/5
Series: Harper Connelly (Book 1)

: Harper Connelly had a lucky escape when she was hit by lightning: she didn't die. But sometimes she wishes she had died, because the lightning strike left her with an unusual talent: she can find dead people - and that's not always comfortable. Everyone wants to know how she does it: it's a little like hearing a bee droning inside her head, or maybe the pop of a Geiger counter, a persistent, irregular noise that increases in strength as she gets closer. It's almost electric: a buzzing all through her body, and the fresher the corpse, the more intense the buzz. Harper and her brother Tolliver make their living from finding the dead, for desperate parents, worried friends . . . and police departments who have nowhere else to look. They may not believe in her abilities, but sometimes the proof is just too much for even the most sceptical of police chiefs to deny. But it's not always easy for someone like Harper, for the dead *want* to be found - and too often, finding the body doesn't bring closure; it opens a whole new can of worms.

Review: This is the first book I've read by Charlaine Harris, and what a great introduction to someone who I'm sure will become a favourite. I love her style of writing, it's so easy to read, but it keeps you gripped throughout. Harper and Tolliver are great characters, and you feel like you really get to know them during the book. Harper was hit with lightening when she was 15, and since then, she's been able to sense dead bodies and tell what they died from. So she and Tolliver, her brother, travel around the country tracking missing people, for a fee of course. When they go to the Ozarks to find a missing, but believed dead, teenage girl for the county officials, it's just another job...until they get accused of murder. As a result, Harper goes on a mission to find out what's really happening in this small town, with some shocking results.

Read on


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Unknown said...

I just started reading this myself!

stace34 said...

I have read the whole series about Harper and they are great. For fans of the Sookie books this will definitely help tie you over until the new book comes out. There are 3 books so far and I understand that the last will come out in October. Also great are the Lily books, and you may remember that Lily makes a brief appearance in the Sookie books.