Grave Surprise

Grave Surprise

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A bolt of lightning struck Harper Connelly when she was 15, leaving her with a strange spider web of red on her torso and right leg, episodes of weakness, shakes and headaches - and an ability to find dead people.
Harper is summoned to Memphis to demonstrate her unique talent, but there are still plenty of sceptics, even as Harper stands atop a grave and announces there are two bodies buried there. The police are convinced there's something fishy going on when the grave is opened to reveal the centuries-dead remains of a man, which they'd expected (that being his grave, after all) and a dead girl, which no one expected - except Harper, of course. And suspicions are raised even further because Harper had failed to find eleven-year-old Tabitha Morgenstern when she was abducted two years before.

Harper and Tolliver need to find the real killer to prove Harper's innocence, especially after their nocturnal visit to the cemetery in hopes that Harper can sense something more is followed by the discovery, the following morning, of a third dead body in the grave ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 195 x 20mm | 246g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575129492
  • 9780575129498
  • 82,037

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When she was 15, Harper Connelly was struck by a bolt of lightning. She recovered, mostly . . . she has a strange red spiderweb on parts of her body, and her right leg is weak. Sometimes her right hand shakes. She has headaches. And she can find dead people. The last is what interested anthropology professor Dr Clive Nunley - along with the chance to prove her a high-profile fraud.
He's not impressed when Harper demonstrates her talent and senses a young girl, recently deceased, sharing a grave with a centuries-deceased man . . . but when the grave is opened, Harper is proved right. The body of Tabitha Morgenstern, an eleven-year-old abducted two years ago, is revealed. Worse, Harper tried - and failed - to find Tabitha when she first went missing.
She can't walk away again. Harper and Tolliver have an investigation on their hands . . .
'Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale populated with well-developed, edgy characters' Publishers Weekly
'A series that just might surpass all her others in popularity' Booklist
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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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31,268 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (12,564)
3 28% (8,788)
2 4% (1,350)
1 1% (191)
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