"keeping you on the edge of your seat until the very end"
Harper Connelly and her Stepbrother, and now boyfriend,
Tolliver, are taking a break from looking for the dead.
Instead they are visiting the two young sisters who were
adopted by Harper's aunt and uncle. It is hard to see them
growing up from afar and being near their old home brings
up way too many old memories from their bad childhood.
However they have a connection to the girls and they don't
want to break it.
Then the memories that are already raw are inflamed even
more when Tolliver finds out his father is out of jail. His
attempts to make contact with the other family members
isn't going so well but Tolliver's brother lets their
father back into his life and soon Matthew is hanging
around with them all in one way or another.
When Harper and Tolliver help a local family find out more
about their grandfathers death they stumble upon a mystery
that seems harmless. Then people start getting shot and
killed all around them and they realise that the mystery
they unearthed goes a lot deeper than they thought.
As the mystery gets deeper and more and more confusing,
Harper starts to put the pieces together and soon a lot of
her family secrets are also muddled into things. Will she
finally find out what happened to her missing sister,
Cameron, after all these years?
I absolutely adore Charlaine Harris and all of her books. I
have enjoyed all of her series and this one is no
exception. When I saw that this fourth book in the Harper
Connelly series was coming out this autumn I was overjoyed.
I have been waiting for Harper to make another appearance
and I am glad she finally has.
The story started off pretty slow and I have to admit I
wondered if Harris had lost her charm. Then things took off
and I was addicted to the story just like I am with any
Harris story. With such depth and detail this, like all of
her mystery books, was a pleasure to read. You never really
know what is going to happen until it finally does, keeping
you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
I hope Harper sees the light of day again. Just like I wish
Lily Bard and Aurora Teagarden will. However this book did
seem to tie up all the loose ends and gave me, as well as
Harper, closure. Maybe Charlaine Harris will write about
Harper again or maybe she will bring us something fresh and
new to devour. Whatever she decides I know with 100%
certainty that I will be reading anything she decides to
write. However for now I am just looking forward to the
next Sookie novel next year.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted December 25, 2009