Friday, 1 October 2010

Grave Sight - Book Review

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

What is it about:
Harper Connelly had a lucky escape when she was hit by lightning: she didn't die. But sometimes she wishes she had died, because the lightning strike left her with an unusual talent: she can find dead people - and that's not always comfortable. Harper and her brother Tolliver make their living from finding the dead, for desperate parents, worried friends . . . and police departments who have nowhere else to look. They may not believe in her abilities, but sometimes the proof is just too much for even the most sceptical of police chiefs to deny. But it's not always easy for someone like Harper, for the dead *want* to be found - and too often, finding the body doesn't bring closure; it opens a whole new can of worms.

What did I think of it:
A well written and suspenseful story. Harris makes Harper and her weird gift not only believable, but also very likeable. The clues throughout the story are of the kind that you could solve the mystery yourself, but certainly not so easy that it's a dead giveaway. The characterisation of the other characters is also really good and realistic. All in all I really enjoyed this story and will read more books in this series. I might even go as far as to claim this series might be able to surpass Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series, depending on how this series will develop from here on.

Why should you read it:
It's a very original murder mystery.


Escapist said...

Oooh that's going on my wishlist! :)

Alice Audrey said...

Better? I've heard a lot about the Sookie Stackhouse books, too. Not generally my genre, but I could bend a little.

Sullivan McPig said...

If you aren't into vampires, werewolves and such, I can really advice you to give this book a try, it's basically a murder mystery with a lead character that has a special gift, no other supernaturals running around