Book Review: Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris

Title: Grave Sight
Series: Harper Connelly Mystery #1
Author: Charlaine Harris
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published: 10/04/2005
Publisher: Berkley
Genre(s): Science Fiction/Fantasy, Contemporary Mystery


Harper Connelly has what you might call a strange job: she finds dead people. She can sense the final location of a person who's passed, and share their very last moment. The way Harper sees it, she's providing a service to the dead while bringing some closure to the living - but she's used to most people treating her like a blood-sucking leech. Traveling with her step-brother Tolliver as manager and sometime-bodyguard, she's become an expert at getting in, getting paid, and getting out fast. Because for the living it's always urgent - even if the dead can wait forever. 


I knew the Harper Connelly series would be different from the Southern Vampire Series going in. I didn't find Grave Sight particularly fast-moving but did find the characters of Harper and Tolliver to be humanly compelling and admired their commitment to each other. They'd been through a lot together and it showed in their actions. The concept of her abilities make the possibilities for a long series likely. I look forward to reading the next three books that are currently available.