Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

This was my first introduction to Harris' work. I was pleasantly surprised since this was still supernatural in a sense but a different version of a supernatural ability that I've read before.

Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver Lang travel the country as contractors, so to speak. Harper has the unique ability to find dead people. Having been hit by lightening when she was younger, Harper has since been able to track corpses and actually relive their final few moments, although she never sees WHO is behind murders. She is hired to determine real causes of death and to find lost people who are presumed dead.

Her and her brother end up in Sarne, AK. A friendly on the outside sort of place. She does the job she was paid for and ends up a suspect in the murder for her trouble. They are forced to stay in town while the grumpy sheriff works through the case but many residents don't want them there at all. Harper is hounded, harassed and nearly killed but also finds a nice companionship with one of the townspeople who isn't trying to kill her.

Family ties run deep in this book with people killing to protect their secrets
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