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This review is from: Grave Sight (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Hardcover)
Having read four of the excellent Southern Vampire Series (Sookie Stackhouse) and a few of the rather good Lily Bard Mysteries I had high expectations of this book.
I have to say I was slightly disappointed.
The basic Story is quite good and certainly interesting. Its about a woman called Harpur Connelly. Harpur was hit by lightning and since then has an understandable fear of storms and an extra gift where she can locate dead bodies and get a brief snapshot of their final moments and an understanding of how they died. She is generally despised by the people who engage her to find the dead, mainly because she charges for the privilege.
Her latest job sees her involved in a messy missing persons case which quickly establishes itself as a murder case. The murderer does not wish to be discovered and will do anything to keep Harpur from getting to the bottom of the mystery.
The story does keep you interested but the characters are not especially likable. Harpur comes across as cold and a little whiney. Her brother seems roguish but without the charm.
Still it's a good read and I will read any subsequent sequels. Miss Harris develops characters well over a series and you do seem to grow to like them ... even if it takes a while