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Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
Gollancz Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575085534
Date: 21 January 2010 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

With fans having to wait a little for a new Sookie Stackhouse novel along with the new series of True Blood, the current hunger for Charlaine Harris's work can perhaps be satisfied with this release of Grave Secret, a new novel in her excellent Harper Connelly series. If you're a Sookie addict, this is a series you'll want to get your hands on.

"When she was 15, Harper Connelly was struck by a bolt of lightning, which left her with a spiderweb of red over her body, headaches, and episodes of weakness. Sometimes her right hand shakes. And she can find dead people. It's taken a while, but at last Harper's pretty happy with 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. 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 in a mall. With all this going on Harper realises 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..."

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