Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly Mystery #2)

by Charlaine Harris | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0425212033 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CheriePie of Campbell, California USA on 3/2/2007
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Friday, March 2, 2007
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Book Description
When I was fifteen, I was struck by a bolt of lightning through an open window of the trailer where we lived... I recovered, mostly. I have a strange spiderweb pattern of red on my torso and right leg, which has episodes of weakness. Sometimes my right hand shakes. I have headaches. I have many fears. And I can find dead people. That was the part that interested the professor...

At the request of anthropology professor Dr. Clyde Nunley, Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver come to Memphis to give a demonstration of Harper's unique talent. And what better place to have that demonstration than in a very old cemetery?

Dr. Nunley doesn't bother to hide his skepticism, especially when Harper stands atop a grave and senses two bodies beneath her—one of a centuries-dead man and the other of a young girl, recently deceased. When the grave is opened, Harper's claim is proven true. The dead girl is Tabitha Morgenstern, an eleven-year-old abducted from Nashville two years previously—a child whom Harper had tried, and failed, to find. The coincidence raises suspicions about her among the police—so she and Tolliver undertake their own hunt to find the killer. They make a nocturnal visit to the cemetery, hoping that Harper can sense something further about the murder.

And then, the next morning, a third dead body, is found in the grave...

Journal Entry 2 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, May 17, 2007
My Review
I ate this book up in a few days! Which was surprising because I'd been wondering why my reading pace had slowed down somewhat with my last few books. It's become obvious to me that I chew through the ones I really enjoy while the other stuff that's just okay kind of drags at a steadier pace. Hmmm....

Grave Surprise continues the story of Harper and Tolliver started in Grave Sight. Harper has an unusual talent for being able to find the dead, and discover their last living moments including how they died. She's often called upon by distressed parents or various law enforcement officials to help in missing persons cases, to see if a body can be located... for Harper can only find the dead, not the living.

Harper and Tolliver are called to Memphis by anthropology professor Dr. Clyde Nunley to "read" a graveyard, the records for which were only recently discovered. Little do they realize that Dr. Nunley is hoping to expose Harper as a fraud since no one else has had access to these records besides himself. But the entire class gets more than they bargained for when, besides being spot on for each person buried in the centuries-old cemetery, Harper discovers the body of 11-year-old Tabitha Morganstern, abducted from Nashville 2 years prior, in one of the existing grave sites. Harper had been called in on Tabitha's case back then but had failed to produce results when she couldn't locate the body. So her and Tolliver begin to wonder if this is too much of a coincidence and that perhaps they were set up to find this body. Unfortunately, the police and FBI aren't too pleased with the coincidences either...

The action keeps going nonstop right up until the very end. I anxiously await the next book in the wonderful new Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris.

This book is now reserved for kislany, who won it in the So Good You Have to Steal It swap back in March.

Released 16 yrs ago (5/22/2007 UTC) at BookObsessed Swap in USPS, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases



Sending off to kislany, who won this in February's So Good You Have to Steal It swap, along with Vampire Kisses, from BookMooch.

Mailed on 22-May-2007 via International Priority Mail with tracking # LJ 550 056 536 US. (If that doesn't work, try this one: LX 672 536 735 US.)

Journal Entry 4 by Kislany on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Thanks Cherie, got it pretty fast!! I already have a customer for this after reading it, lol!

Journal Entry 5 by Naz1313 from Kellyville, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I love this author and this is a new series from her so I cant wait to read it

Journal Entry 6 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, September 26, 2007
HI All!

I got this book from Bookmooch from a local person. Hmm isn't it funny where books end up?

Released 15 yrs ago (10/5/2007 UTC) at Australian Bookcrossing convention 2007 in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia


Releasing at the 2007 Bookcrossing convention.

Journal Entry 8 by woosang from Campbelltown, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, October 4, 2007
People will hate me and I will get flamed but...
This book is horribe. At 120 pages in, nothing has happened. I KNOW this author is popular and I know this book is in demand but why?
Not worth the paper it is written on and I am releasing it to inflict its boredom on someone else. Ugh

Journal Entry 9 by puppymummy from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Caught from the 'Table of Temptation', due to a severe lack of willpower. Even after being warned off.....

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