This was the second in the Harper Connolly series I have "read". I messed up in the order, but it didn't make a ton of difference. Since I..Show More » so loved the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, I was excited about starting this series. It took be just a bit to get into the story, but the storyline was good,Harper's "gift" is so unusual, the characters well developed and I had a hard time stopping the listen. I basically listened to it non-stop. The narration was the only problem I had as I felt it was too unemotional and made the main character seem very bland. It also made the relationship between Harper and her brother seemed strained, although based on the book that is not the case. The humorous remarks in the story had little emotion due to the narration. All in all, I would recommend this book and the series. It was very enjoyable and I loved the premise!
I loved the narrator, so I disagree with the previous reviewer - but then everyone looks for something different when hearing a story.
Th..Show More »e premise of this story was so odd - but it held me from the beginning. I liked it so much, I went back and downloaded the first one in the series - Grave Sight - and loved that one, too.
The third book, An Ice Cold Grave, is supposed to be released on September 25th- I sure hope Audible gets it right away.
This is the 4th (and last, [sigh]) Harper Connelly book. Harper is able to find dead bodies as a result of a lightning strike when she was a ..Show More »teenager. She and her "brother" travel from place to place selling their services to people who want more information about their deceased loved ones.
The best part of this series is the developing relationship between Harper and Tolliver. In this book, more family members become involved and the two of them try to figure out what happened to her sister years before. The characters are wonderful, and Bresnahan does a masterful job creating the character of Harper (the book is written in first person).
I'm glad that Harris brought the series to a logical conclusion. She had stated a few months ago that the series was finished after this book, and it leaves the reader satisfied that the lives of the characters have stabilized with the discovery of those "grave secret"s in the title.
It wasn't a typical Harris book, and I'm sure it will be criticized for that, but I enjoyed it very much. It was necessary to bring closure to the series to focus on Harper's personal tragedies, and that made the plot structure slightly more predictable than that of the previous books in the series. However, I REALLY didn't see the climax coming. Harris did a fantastic job of tying loose ends together and having a true conclusion to the series.