Book Review: Grave Secret (Harper Connelly #4) by Charlaine Harris

Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface.

To make matters worse, Tolliver learns from his older brother that their father is out of jail and trying to reestablish contact with other family members. Tolliver wants no part of the man- but he may not have a choice in the matter.

Soon, family secrets ensnare them both, as Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister, Cameron, so many years before.

And what she finds out will change her world forever.

Well color me dejected.  As of tonight, I've read all of Charlaine Harris' novels and Sookie Stackhouse short stories and now I have to wait for her to write new books! 

Grave Secret was one of Charlaine's best books yet.  There were two major plot twists that I did not predict at all---love that!  We find out the answers to several major issues as well.  I enjoyed this series a lot; almost as much as I enjoy the Sookie Stackhouse series.  I think that if there was an Eric-type love interest I'd like them even more.  I like Tolliver but he just doesn't do it for me.

Fans of True Blood and the Sookie novels will like this series.  Charlaine writes simply, with a good balance between emotion, plot, and action. 

Just One Gripe:
The ending gives you specific facts but no details.  I need details!  I can't tell if there are going to be more Harper books or not based on this ending.

The Best Thing About This Book:
The plot twists.

Apporpriate for a younger audience:

Characters:  4/5
Plot:  5/5
Setting/Imagery:  5/5
Originality:  5/5
Ending:  4/5
Total Score:  23/25

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  1. oh man i really need to read this thanks for reminding me lol :P

  2. Yes, it was the best one yet! Can't tell if there are going to be more or not. :(


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