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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Grave Secrets by Charlaine Harris

Grave Secrets is the 4th in Charlaine Harris' series featuring Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver.  Struck by lightening when she was a teenager, Harper developed the ability to locate bodies.  Not only can she locate them, but she can tell what caused their deaths.

She and her stepbrother have formed a partnership and are hired by both individuals and law enforcement to locate bodies and determine cause of death.  In this installment, the two are hired by a Texas woman who wants to know more about what caused her grandfather's fatal heart attack.  Harper is escorted to the cemetery and begins giving details about some of the other people buried there.  The information she relates about one woman's death appears to bring the entire family up short.  Then she tells about what caused the grandfather's heart attack....

The other plot, which revolves around the first one in strange ways,  has to do with Harper's sister Cameron who has been missing for years.   Cameron's disappearance has haunted Harper throughout the previous novels and now, after eight years, there has been a possible sighting.  A woman who appears to match Cameron's description is caught on a mall surveillance camera.  When Harper views the video, she is disappointed because the woman is not Cameron.  Still, she wonders about who called in the tip.

I tried and did not finish one of the Sookie Stackhouse novels.  As beloved as those novels are by many people, they don't appeal to me, but I do enjoy this series featuring Harper Connelly.  Best to begin with the first one to get a feel for the characters:  
1) Grave Sight
2) Grave Surprise
3) An Ice Cold Grave
4) Grave Secrets

Fiction.  Mystery/Supernatural.  2009.  320 pages.


  1. well hello, Jenclair! I'm so glad you visited and left your cute comment about the bling pillow! I love to read and its great to see your book reviews; I'm your new follower!

  2. Anne -- Thanks! I added you to my Google Reader while visiting!

  3. I am one of thos who likes Sookie Stackhouse but can see how it wouldn't be something for everybody. I was always tempted to try something else by Charlaine Harris. I think this might be a good one for me.

  4. Caroline - My daughters love the Sookie Stackhouse series, and so do most of the bloggers I read. Do try the Harper Connelly series and see what you think!