Grave Sight (Harper Connelly #1)
Die junge Harper Connelly ist gewissenhaft, ehrlich, loyal - und in den Augen der meisten Menschen ziemlich seltsam. Seit sie als Teenager einmal vom Blitz getroffen wurde, hat Harper eine ungewöhnliche Gabe: Sie kann Tote finden und deren letzte Momente nacherleben. Diese Gabe hat sie zum Beruf gemacht - ganz normal für eine Dienstleistungsgesellschaft, meint sie, doch di...more
Ok, I'm going to be nice and round this up to 4 stars. My reasoning? I LOATHED, HATED Dead Until Dark by this author. I used to be Tru Blood obsessed (the television series) and the book series was a huge let down.
So when my manager/boss who doesn't read PNR or urban fantasy very often told me that this was a guilty pleasure series, I HAD to read it. Plus this sounded like an adult version of the Meg Cabot (Jenny Carroll) series 1-800-WHERE-R-U, a series I grew up on and loved.
In this book, everything feels a bit off. You don't feel with or for the characters. Their past, their troubles, everything is just "described". They are really two-dimensional and you just... don't like them. Especially Harper.
Even though this whole book was written from her POV, I didn't feel like knowing her at all. I co ...more
As a heroine, I didn't like Harper as well as Sookie. She's not a happy girl, more depressed & dwelling on her past too ...more
I don't even know where to begin... I guess I could just write a list, like our heroine, who Charlaine describes as a list-maker with little opportunity, first does 26 pages from the ...more
Things that pushed me toward the edge: claustrophobic atmosphere, and far too many murders, especially of helpless people. The thing is, I don' ...more
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: I found it very interesting
Characters: Well Done
Plot: Small town secret come to bite you every time
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Tolliver
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Okay, so mysteries are my first love so I enjoyed this one. I had it figured out but still enjoyed watching it unfold. I liked Tolliver and Harper’s relationship. I like the tension and the dynamics created betwee ...more
Harper Connelly has the unique ability to sense not only the whereabout of human remains, but also the cause of death. Together with her stepbrother/business manager, Tolliver Lang, Harper travels to Sarne Alabama at the request of a grieving mother desperate to locate the body of the young woman her deceased son is accused of killing in a murder/suicide. However, this seemingly simple case takes a dangerous turn when Harper becomes the target of someone determined to keep the ...more
After being struck by lightning in her teens, Harper gains the ability to see the last few moments of a person's life when she comes in contact with their body. As an adult, she makes the best of her ability by helping people find closure by locating the remains of their missing relatives.
Harper, along with her stepbrother Tolliver, come to the Ozarks looking for the body of a teen girl in what is believed to be ...more
Due to a freak lightning strike when she was a teen, Harper Connelly has the ability to find dead bodies and know how they died. She and her brother (step-brother, we find out later), Tolliver, make a living locating bodies for grieving families. Of course, most of the families aren't as grateful as you would think. I guess it's the "shoot ...more
I hadn't realized until very recently that she wrote other series. I saw a blurb on the most recent Harper Connelly book and it looked very interesting so I d ...more
Harper can find dead bodies and figure out how people died. She's hired to go to a town to look for a missing girl and get embroiled in a huge F-up there. I really like these books but just to warn you they're very dark and not humerous at all.
As I was listening to this book I started to realize that Charlaine Harris is one deep woman. Her books are so different and so intriguing. She really is a talented writer.
In this first novel of Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly series we meet Harper and her stepbrother and manager Tolliver; Harper has a talent for finding dead people after being struck by lightening and now helps people out to find their loved ones and sometimes just tells them the cause of death.
Right now they are in Sarne, looking for the body of Monteen "Teenie" Hopkins, who disappeared after her client Sybil Teague son’s Dell death. The only problem is that nobody re ...more
Harper and her brother, Tolliver, are both interesting and well-developed characters with the requisite flaws to keep them entertaining. When Harper was a teen-ager, she was struck by lightning--and given an extraordinary gift in the form of ...more
"Grave sight" was full of mystery, and it was done really well.
There was so many suspicious deaths to crack, and secrets to uncover, so it never got boring.
I really liked the main character, Harper.
The majority of people treated her horribly, and always tried to belittle her and her gift.
Harper wouldn't take any crap from them though, and never got embarrassed over her gift.
I loved the relationship between her and her s ...more
Harper is not the most endearing heroine we've ever read about. Nor was the mystery very difficult to figure out. But for me it all worked as something different than anything else I've read lately. I'd go 3.75 stars but will round up for originality.
This is a well written low key paranormal mystery - by which I mean the supernatural element is minimal. Harper travels around with her step-brother finding dead bodies using a sixth sense she gained through being struck by lightning as a teenager. There's fairly complex and semi-tragic background family connections for Harper Connelly and Tolliver Lang, including shared siblings and a missing sister. If you're coming to this expecting a Sookie style universe then prepare to be disappoint ...more
This the 1st in the Harper Connelly series. Harper was struck by lightning when growing up. Since recovering she is able to sense dead people near her. Harper and brother Tolliver travel together locating missing persons for fee. Her Mother and his Father married and left the mixed family to grow up. They had 2 more children. Harper's disappeared and the authorities step in as the search for Cameron brought the children's situation to the light. Harper has a weak leg and depen ...more
Harper and Tolliver are asked to come to a small podunk town in Arkansas by the rich folks in town but when ...more
I was intrigued by the main character, Harper Connelly, and her ability of find dead people--which she does for a living. I read a review that compared this book series to the television show, "Medium," and I can see that now. The author has the Harper Connelly character handle this ability with mostl ...more
23-year-old Harper Connelly can sense dead bodies, and can even see how they died, since she was struck by lightning at the age of 15.
Choosing to use her special talent to both help people, and earn a living, Harper and her step-brother Tolliver drive around the country finding dead bodies. Their latest case – Sarne, where a teenage girl is missing, presumed dead.
Can Harper locate the missing girl? How did she die? Did her boyfriend really commit suicide? And ...more
The idea has been done before, for sure, but Harris has the ability to write compelling main characters and she pulls out all the stops with Harper and her brother/manager/bodyguard/com ...more
The first half was pretty interesting but at 51% I'd guessed the main murderer and the motive. After that, the book was no longer as interesting as I waited to be proved right or wrong. The violent attempts on Harper's life kept me reading but if it hadn't been for those the rest might've ...more
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Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was wr ...more