Friday, July 16, 2010

Grave Secret (on Compact Disc)

Grave Secret
by Charlaine Harris [Compact Disc Harris]

Grave Secret is the 4th in Charlaine Harris' increasingly popular Harper Connelly series, and the most "personal" one to date. Harper, struck by lightning as a teenager, has the ability to detect/find corpses, and, if she's close enough to them, sense what those bodies sensed in their last few moments of life. Though I was one of the readers who was made uncomfortable by the physical relationship Harper and Tolliver began in the previous volume, I've stuck with the series because the writing is so strong. That hasn't let up in this volume, in which Harper and Tolliver return to Texas to see their youngest stepsisters and take on a job for a rich ranch family. Unexpected discoveries abound as that new case dovetails with events in Harper and Tolliver's personal lives, leading ultimately to a shocking revelation about the fate of Harper's sister, Cameron, who disappeared almost 10 years ago. Despite the "squick" factor over Harper and Tolliver, this is probably still my favorite of the books in this series so far! [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the earlier volumes in this series.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in print format.]

[ official Harper Connelly page on the official Charlaine Harris web site ]

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