Saturday, January 10, 2015

An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris

Synopsis : 

Hired to find a boy gene missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver head there, only to discover that the boy was the only one left of several who had disappeared over the previous five years. All of them teenagers. All unlikely runaways.

All calling for Harper.

Harper soon finds them—eight victims, buried in the half-frozen ground, all come to an unspeakable end. Afterward, what she most wants to do is collect her fee and get out of town ahead of the media storm that's soon to descend. But when she's attacked and prevented from leaving, she reluctantly becomes a part of the investigation as she learns more than she cares to about the dark mysteries and long-hidden secrets of Doraville—knowledge that makes her the next person likely to rest in an ice-cold grave.

An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris was an exception read.  I nearly passed up on this title and am I glad I didn't.  The story is about a girl called Harper who was able to find dead bodies after being struck by lightning.  She then contracted out her special abilities to those looking for dead bodies.  It could be house owners who wanted to know if there's a body buried in their backyard or it could be a family who wants to find out how their loved ones died.

She is good at what she does and in An Ice Cold Grave, she was asked by a family of a missing teenager to find if his body is buried somewhere in town.  Found the body she did but not just one but a few and that's when the person who buried these bodies decided that she is interfering into matter and decided to scare her off.  They nearly did except for weather change which made it difficult for her to leave town.

I have chills reading this book.  It was full of suspense and it was creepy the way Harper interacted with the dead bodies.  I also enjoyed the closeness Harper has with her 'brother' who isn't really her brother.

The author is also famous for her Sookie Stakehouse series which focuses on vampire and if you watched True Blood the series, then you would know who Sookie is and while this is different, it is just as enjoyable.

Go, and be chilled by An Ice Cold Grave today! :)

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