An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mysteries, No. 3)
by Charlaine Harris
Review by Gayle Surrette
Berkley Hardcover Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425217290
Date: 25 September 2007 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Since their last case Harper Connelly and her manager and sort-of brother Tolliver Lang have been tiptoeing around each other, careful not to upset the balance of their relationship. Called to Doraville by Sheriff Sandra Rockwell to help find the bodies of six missing boys, Harper knows that her talent, finding the dead and identifying how they died, will be severely tested. That six boys are missing could mean a serial killer, and when they learn the sheriff was coerced into calling her, Harper knows things could turn nasty. But neither Harper nor Tolliver knows just how bad it could get. From official release/information:
Book Description: 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 only one 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. Afterwards, 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.
(Source: Berkley Hardcover)