Friday, February 23, 2007

#17 Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

Harper Connelly sees dead people.... Actually she doesn't see them so much as feel them... in her head and in her bones when they are near. Because of this special ability, she is called in to help various law enforcement officials across the South in locating missing bodies. When her and her step-brother Tolliver, who also acts as her business manager, are called in to help find a body in Sarne, Arkansas, they get a lot more than they bargain for.... And more than just a single dead body....

This was a fairly decent start to what looks to be another interesting mystery series by Charlaine Harris. I can't say I loved it, but I did like it a lot. :-) Ms. Harris is a good writer. She doesn't make stupid mistakes, and she is good at pulling the reader into her world and drawing the people and places so they feel they are there. She doesn't over-describe or bog you down with details either, so the dialogue is punchy and the action is swift.

I had a good idea who was behind what was going on in Sarne, so I only wish Ms. Harris had thrown in a red-herring or two to keep me off the trail, since I wasn't all that surprised at the end, having figured things out, even the clues left behind, before Harper and Tolliver did.

I'll be looking forward to reading Grave Surprise, the next book in the Harper Connelly mystery series.

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