Saturday, 19 February 2011

Grave Surprise - Book Review

Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly #2) by Charlaine Harris

What is it about:
While in Memphis, psychic Harper Connelly senses-and finds-two bodies in a grave. One of a man centuries-dead. The other, a girl, recently deceased. Harper's investigation yields another surprise: the next morning, a third body is found-in the very same grave.

What did I think of it:
A great read. I really like the whole idea of Harper being able to sense and communicate with the dead. The mystery storyline in this book is engaging and suspenseful. The romance storyline on the other hand got a bit too angsty for my tastes, but luckily this story leans more to mystery than romance so the angst didn't take away from my reading pleasure. And apart from the angst Harper is a much more likeable lead character than Harris' Sookie from the Southern Vampire series. So I think I will continue to read this series for the mysteries and hope for less angst in future romantic entanglements.

Why should you read it:
It's a well written mystery and don't you just love that cover?


Demented Wench said...

This one sounds very interesting.

Danielle said...

I *LOVE* this series! I can't wait for the TV adaptation that's supposed to be coming soon...