Grave Sight

Grave Sight

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Harper Connelly had a lucky escape when she was hit by lightning: she didn't die. But sometimes she wishes she had died, because the lightning strike left her with an unusual talent: she can find dead people - and that's not always comfortable. Everyone wants to know how she does it: it's a little like hearing a bee droning inside her head, or maybe the pop of a Geiger counter, a persistent, irregular noise that increases in strength as she gets closer. It's almost electric: a buzzing all through her body, and the fresher the corpse, the more intense the buzz.

Harper and her brother Tolliver make their living from finding the dead, for desperate parents, worried friends ... and police departments who have nowhere else to look. They may not believe in her abilities, but sometimes the proof is just too much for even the most sceptical of police chiefs to deny.

But it's not always easy for someone like Harper, for the dead *want* to be found - and too often, finding the body doesn't bring closure; it opens a whole new can of worms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 19mm | 213g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575129484
  • 9780575129481
  • 171,931

Review quote

Harper Connolly is honest, ethical and loyal - and ever since a bolt of lightning zapped her on the head, she's had an extra-special talent: she can find dead people. It's not a common-or-garden job. Some people find Harper's talent useful and fascinating, but she's getting used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech, preying on the recently bereaved and offering false hope. She's become an expert at getting in, getting paid and getting out, fast.
So when Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver are hired to help in the Ozarks, they're wary. Their mission is to find a local teenager - missing, believed dead - and instead they find that someone is willing go to extraordinary lengths ­­to bury a secret.
It doesn't take long before Tolliver is locked away on trumped-up charges and Harper's fighting for her life . . .

'The suspense is dark and the paranormal elements creepy in this highly original tale.' Romantic Times
'Harris has a gift for deft description, entertaining characters and interactions, and convincing plotting' Analog
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About Charlaine Harris

CHARLAINE HARRIS is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty-five years. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she is the author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, basis for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Aurora Teagarden original movies; the Midnight, Texas series, now a brand-new TV series; the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series, basis for the HBO show True Blood; the Lily Bard mysteries; the Harper Connelly mysteries; and the co-author of the graphic novel trilogy Cemetery Girl. Harris now lives in Texas with her husband and two rescue dogs.
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2 6% (3,791)
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