Harper Connelly is embroiled in a triple murder in the second paranormal mystery from bestselling author Charlaine Harris.
Ever since Harper Connelly was stuck by lightening as a teenager, she's been able to find dead people. At the request of anthropology professor Dr Clyde Nunley, Harper and her stepbrother Tolliver head to Memphis to give a demonstration of her unique talent in an old cemetery.
Dr Nunley is sceptical when Harper senses two bodies in the grave - one of a centuries-dead man and the other of a young girl, recently deceased. Then the grave is opened. The dead girl is eleven-year-old Tabitha, abducted from Nashville two years previously - a child whom Harper had tried, and failed, to find. Suspicion falls on Harper, so she and Tolliver must prove her innocence by finding the killer themselves.
But time runs short when a third body is found in the same grave. . .
'Harris delivers a knuckle-gnawing tale . . . [that] will challenge the most jaded mystery buffs' Publishers Weekly on Grave Sight
At the start of Harris's winning second supernatural caper to feature Harper Connelly (after 2005's Grave Sight), a skeptical anthropology professor, Clyde Nunley, tests Harper's gift of clairvoyance in a historic Memphis cemetery, where Harper correctly senses a fresh corpse in the wrong grave. Strangely, the body turns out to be a missing 12-year-old girl, Tabitha Morgenstern, whom Harper failed to locate in Nashville on a case two years earlier. The hotel suite of Harper and her manager and stepbrother, Tolliver Lang, both of whom fall under suspicion, becomes a magnet for a medley of amusing characters, including Memphis cops, Tabitha's assorted relatives and a drunken Clyde Nunley, who, shortly after accusing Harper of fraud, is found dead in the same grave as Tabitha. Peppered with the author's trademark deadpan wit, this book should help make Harper and Tolliver as popular as Sookie Stackhouse, the heroine of Harris's vampire mystery series (Definitely Dead, etc.). Author tour.
Awesome book! Charlene Harris is such a great writer