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Book Review of Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, Bk 1)

Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 3

I was enticed to read Grave Sight because I adore author Charlaine Harris' better-known Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, and hoped the fun might extend into Harris' new heroine, Harper Connelly. I don't seek out mysteries as a general rule, but I like Harris' characters and flip dialogue so much, I thought I'd give it a try.

I wasn't disappointed, but I didn't love it as much as her other series. Harper Connelly is a unique kind of private investigator -- after being struck by lightning as a teenager, she can now sense the location of dead bodies and see their last moments on earth. Her first adventure takes place in a small Ozark town where a young girl has been murdered, and the strange tale of her demise. Of course, since its a mystery, lots of twists and turns abound.

It's fun stuff, but I didn't leave the book with the "gotta get my hands on the next installment" feeling that I felt when Sookie's story was over. I will be seeking out Grave Suprise (book 2) but I don't have to make a special trip to Borders today to track it down in a frenzy.