Monday, 9 December 2013

Grave Secret (Harper Connelly #4) by Charlaine Harris

Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When she was 15, Harper Connelly was struck by a bolt of lightning. She's left with a spiderweb of red over her body, severe headaches, and episodes of muscle weakness. Sometimes her right hand shakes.

And she can find dead people.

It's taken a few years, but Harper's made a success of her life. She's making a living, using her unique talent to help people, and she's got a lover - her stepbrother Tolliver. That creeps some people out, but though they grew up together, and got each other through the real bad times - their parents' drug-use, the abuse, the disappearance of Harper's elder sister Cameron - they're not blood relatives. And they're in love.

Then Tolliver's dad arrives on the scene, seeking forgiveness for the sins of their youth, and the police get a tip-off that after all these years, Cameron's been spotted. So Harper's life is getting a little complicated, but she doesn't expect those complications to include Tolliver getting shot, or watching a cop die taking a bullet for her.

Harper can find dead people - but now it's clear someone wants her dead...

Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 4 in the ‘Harper Connelly’ series.
When Harper is called to find out the cause of a woman’s grandfather’s death, she doesn’t expect the strange happenings that follow, and she doesn’t expect for this to ultimately lead her to some discoveries surrounding her sister Cameron’s disappearance.
Did the grandfather father a child before he died? What became of the child? And what happened to Cameron?

This was an okay end to the series, and I liked the twists at the end, but I did get a bit bored.

Harper and Tolliver continued their weird-incest-esque relationship in this book, and it really bugged me how Harper kept calling him her brother still! One minute she would point out that they weren’t blood relations, and that it was okay for them to have a relationship, and the next she would refer to him as her brother! She was also seemingly surprised when her aunt and uncle had a problem with the relationship as they had been brought up as brother and sister, and they almost revelled in the fact that they were ruffling feathers. At the end of the day, if you want to have sex with your step-brother, expect people to not approve, and at least stop referring to him as your brother! Oh, and stop describing his penis! I really don’t want to know!

The storyline was otherwise eventful, but not exactly riveting. There were surprise occurrences, there were secrets revealed, and there were twists that I wasn’t expecting, but for the most part I found this book pretty dull, and was fairly bored for most of the book.
The ending was a little strange, and I wasn’t 100% happy to be honest. It felt like we had some answers, but that otherwise very little had changed.
Overall; an okay story, but I was bored, and the romance was weird.
6.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, I think overall, this series doesn't seem that great. not enough to spend money on it.