|Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1)
By: Charlaine Harris
Published by: Berkley
Genre: Pages: 310
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Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who’s passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she’s providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living – but she’s used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she’s become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it’s always urgent – even if the dead can wait forever.
LOVED IT! I really don’t know what else to say! On my reading updates posts I said "I see dead people… dripped in awesome sauce. This book is a smooth read so far. Will be done in a day. Yay!" and I was right! I read this one in a day, so that says something. I actually liked this book so much, I jumped in my car and was back at the library within an hour of finishing it to pick up book 2. 🙂
To be fair, I should mention that I have read all of the Sookie Stackhouse series by this author and LOVED it. So I was already a huge Harris fan before I started this series. Because I love Harris, I was excited just to find a copy of this book. It would have had to have been really bad for me not to like it.
Harper can find dead people and even see how they died. She can’t see WHO killed them though, just the HOW of how they died. I really like how quiet and reserved the character Harper is, and her brother Tolliver is just LOVEABLE. I picture him as a young Sam Elliot. He is so protective of Harper, it’s a great dynamic.
In book one, we meet Harper on one of her cases. She is called to a small town to find out if the two bodies there are really murder/suicide as believed by the towns people. Going against their normal policy, Harper and Tolliver find themselves getting emotionally invested in not only finding the cause of death but helping solve the case of ‘who did it’.
This was a great read, and I was sure I knew who the bad guy was most of the way through the book. uhhh… I was WRONG. lol
Recommendable for people who like: Supernatural, Murder, Mystery, Thriller
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