by Charlaine Harris
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.
My Thoughts: You know how you can read two different books by an author and be surprised that they came from the same mind? I’ve read all the Sookie Stackhouse books, and just assumed Grave Sight would be similar, but it’s not. Harper Connelly is a much different character than Sookie. She seems wise beyond her years and is, for the most part, very careful.
Harper has an edge that comes from living a rough childhood, and after getting struck by lightning, she can now find the dead. She has an interesting relationship with her step-brother Tolliver. I went in thinking that it’d be a Flowers in the Attic kind of relationship, but so far there’s no hint of it. Which was a bit disappointed, but she did have a worthy romantic hook up in this first book.
I really liked the mystery and the way that Harper and Tolliver were drawn into the lies of a small town. I figured some of the plot out early on, but it didn’t take away from the tension and drama of some of the confrontations.
I listened to Grave Sight on audio (downloaded from Audible) and it was a fairly good listen. The narrator lends a maturity to Harper’s story, although she sounds older than Harper is described as being. She had a nice, soothing voice. I will definitely be continuing this series! I’m looking forward to continuing the story, and seeing what’s up with her brother Tolliver and the rest of her family (hopefully we learn Cameron’s fate as some point).
Grave Sight gets a Midnight Book Rating of:
The cover gets a Midnight Book Cover Rating of:
Not really my favorite cover, but you can’t always have both a good story and a good cover.