Grave Sight

Grave Sight

Paperback - 2006
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The first Harper Connelly mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author 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. Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver are experts at getting in, getting paid, and then getting out of town fast--because the people who hire Harper have a funny habit of not really wanting to know what she has to tell them.

At first, the little Ozarks town of Sarne seems like no exception. A teenage girl has gone missing, but the secrets of her death--and the secrets of the town--are deep enough that even Harper's special ability can't uncover them. With hostility welling up all around them, she and Tolliver would like nothing better than to be on their way. But then another woman is murdered. And the killer's not finished yet...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime Books, 2006, c2005.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-mkt. ed.
ISBN: 9780425212899
0425212890
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 17 cm.

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daysleeper236
Nov 29, 2016

OPL only has this in e-book format so I ordered a hard copy via interlibrary loan (thanks, Carleton Place Public Library!).

All of Charlaine Harris' main characters act and sound exactly like Sookie Stackhouse, and this one is no exception. A quick, mildly entertaining read.

cals_peggy Oct 02, 2015

This is my favorite Charlene Harris series. The characters are well developed and the story is scary.

LaimaA Dec 23, 2011

Grave Sight was a very enjoyable introduction to a fascinating character. Harper Connelly is not Sookie Stackhouse. If you are expecting a Sookie clone, you will be disappointed. I actually think Harper and her stepbrother/manager Tolliver are very compelling characters and Charlaine Harris has created another wonderful fictional world.

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astanton
Jul 14, 2011

I love the Sookie Stackhouse series, partly because the characters are so great, but also because the books are rich in humor.

Grave Sight has a couple of things in common with the Sookie books: It's set in the South, there's a mystery to be solved, and occult forces are at work.

However, this isn't the comedic romp that you'd find in the True Blood series. The heroine has a dry sense of humor, but that's regularly dampened by the rotten way people treat her "otherness" and the horrible circumstances in which she finds herself.

This novel is darker and more introspective. It's not a spoof on various genres. In the True Blood books, mention is made that people treat Sookie differently because she has an ability that they don't understand and that they mistrust. In this book, that issue is treated more thoroughly and more seriously.

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Mahala
Mar 10, 2010

The storyline was interesting with a lot of potential but I just found it lacking in someway. I love Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series so figured I would enjoy this one as well. Not so much. The story certainly doesn’t have as much action as Sookie Stackhouse. The story was boring and it dragged on. Sookie is a character you genuinely like who has good morals and manners; I just didn’t find myself liking Harper that much. Throughout the whole book I kept wondering if there was a different (maybe unknown to the characters at this point) type of relationship between Harper and Tolliver, it walked such a fine line that I just couldn’t tell but if its strictly brother and sister then it’s a bit more intimate then I share with my brother.

Overall this book didn’t impress me as much as the Sookie Stackhouse series, maybe I shouldn’t compare but even on its own I would still find it slow and boring. I will try the next book and hope that it gets better , if not I won’t be continuing this series.

Jess_library Nov 10, 2009

The Harper Connelly books have a greater mystery bent than the Sookie Stackhouse. I think she's a more interesting heroine too.

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Mahala
Mar 10, 2010

Harper and her Step-brother Tolliver are soul searchers. Ever since Harper was hit by lightning she can locate dead bodies if buried in the ground and see their last few seconds of life. Word of mouth provides them with jobs and they drive all over the country trying to locate the missing bodies for families who just want closure. She's very good at her job though she has to deal with alot of people who just don't like her for what she does, even the ones who hire her for her services. Interesting storyline with potential.

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Mahala
Mar 19, 2010

I find dead people!

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