Grave Secret : Harper Connelly Mysteries

  • by Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Series: Harper Connelly Mysteries
  • 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When she was 15, Harper Connelly was struck by a bolt of lightning. Now she can find dead people. It took time, but now Harper's made a life for herself, with a career, and a lover - her step-brother, Tolliver. But when ghosts from the past start making themselves known Harper's happiness is shattered. Tolliver's father is back, her lost sister has been sighted.... Problem is, now someone wants Harper dead.

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Much better than I though it would be.

Usually when I enjoy a book I'd say I couldn't put it down but in this case I simply didn't know where the time had gone. Although at the start of the story it looks like it will mainly be romance there soon develops a very interesting plot with several twists and turns (which you can't always see coming a mile away). Charlaine Harris is brilliant at characterization and you are drawn in as much because of their faults as their good points.

Usually I prefer an English narrator but Alyssa Bresnahan is brilliant, reading in a very natural tone, with an accent that seems to suit the story and voicing the different parts very well.

It is important to know that this book is the last in the series. I hadn't realized this when I bought it in the sale and now the earlier books are spoiled for me, so I would strongly suggest getting those first. The order is: Grave Sight, Grave Surprise, An Ice Cold Grave and Grave Secret. As far as I can see at the time of writing this review, Audible does not stock the first title in this series. I would not be put off buying the other books because of that, even as a stand alone Grave Secret it is a great read and I will probably go back and buy the others at some point too.
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- nicole

Twisting mystery

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The novel was well delivered, narrated ably by Alyssa Bresnahan. I'd been drawn to the book by its description of the main character's ability to communicate with the dead and I love a good supernatural tale.
Sadly, this ability is restricted to a quick conveyance of their means of demise and not much more, so the plot is mainly about her dysfunctional family's history and the pursuance of truth about a young woman's death.
As a mystery story, it was fine but as I'd been looking for something with a supernatural edge it was disappointing.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The most interesting aspect was the different characters and their interaction.
It was interesting how all of the people who had drink or drug problems had been lawyers or other high flyers. Why couldn't her family be simple "po' white trash"?
The least interesting aspect was her psychic ability: without it there would have been no mystery, but it was simply a hook on which to hang the real story.


What about Alyssa Bresnahan’s performance did you like?

Good characterisation.


If this book were a film would you go see it?

No.


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- Barbra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2010
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks