While I'm not a Sookie Stackhouse fan, I do enjoy Harris' Harper Connelly series. Hit by lightening when she was 15, Harper has the ability to find dead people. She and her step-brother, Tolliver Lang, travel the country helping families locate missing loved ones.
Invited by an anthropology professor in Memphis to demonstrate her talent, Harper identifies individuals in an old cemetery and gives the cause of death. The records, only recently discovered and sealed, tally with Harper's identifications, angering the professor who had hoped to expose a scam artist. The exception...a more recent body buried in an old grave.
The body is that of an eleven-year-old girl who had been taken from Nashville nearly two years previously. Harper had been called in on the investigation when it went cold as a sort of last resort, but Harper had been unable to locate the body either. When the body is discovered in Memphis, things begin to get sticky.
A very fast read, Grave Surprise was a nice installment in the Harper Connelly series, and I enjoyed it. Now that I've read all 3 in the serie (I'd already read the first and third), I'm looking forward to the next one.
Fiction. Mystery/Supernatural. 2006. 295 pages.