Sunday, January 11, 2009

Grave Sight, by Charlaine Harris

Fantasy lovers this one is not for you. Harper Connelly is no superhero. However, she can locate the bodies of the deceased and tell you what, in fact, did them in. She is the real deal and is 100% accurate on cause of death. She travels from place to place trying to earn a living off her ability. Her stepbrother, Tolliver, travels with her and helps her along the way not only managing, but other things as well. You see, Harper came upon her ability only after being struck by lightning. It was Tolliver who resuscitated her and saved her life. Although this book has fantasy tones it is firmly grounded in reality. Harper suffers strange side effects from the accident and is still weak in one leg, the one with the strange spider veins on it.

Harper and Tolliver travel to Sarne, Arkansas, to find a missing teenage girl named Teenie. She's been missing for over six months, and many assume her body is somewhere in the woods near where her boyfriend was found shot. The boyfriend's mother wants to clear up the town rumor that the boy killed Teenie and then shot himself. But when Harper finds the body and tells everyone that Teenie was definitely murdered, and most certainly not by her boyfriend, she and her brother find themselves in danger. Harper's life is threatened and Tolliver ends up in jail on trumped-up charges. Harper and Tollivers relationship seemed a little too close for brother and sister and it kinda was a little creepy. I would say overall the book was pretty serious and dark, but I did enjoy it in a different way then I usually do.


Book 2 Grave Surprise
Book 3 An Ice Cold Grave
Book 4 Grave Secret


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