Audiobook Mystery Review: Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (Outstanding)

Posted May 22, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook / 26 Comments


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Accompanied by her stepbrother, Tolliver (who works as her manager), Harper heads to small-town Arkansas for their next job. Her client is a socialite named Sybil Teague, who wants Harper to find a teenage girl who disappeared on the day her son was found shot dead in the woods. The girl, Monteen “Teenie” Hopkins, has a reputation for being “wild as a razorback,” and scandalous rumors abound about the two. But once Harper locates Teenie’s corpse a short distance from the spot where Sybil’s son died and reveals that she was shot in the back while trying to escape, the real trouble starts. As more town residents begin to turn up dead — and with her brother in jail on bogus charges — Harper must find the real killer before she becomes his next victim.

Grave Sight, is a terrific read filled with paranormal intrigue, hot romance, and some really clever mysteries.

Read from May 15 to 16, 2012
Read for Fun
Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating 3.75
Character Rating 4.25Audio Rating (not part of the overall rating): 4.00

First thought when finished: I really enjoyed this story!

What I Loved: Harper Connelly is a quirky, off-beat, and different type of leading character and I LOVED that about her. She embraces her gift of being able to tell how someone died and even turns it into a career. I am still not sure if the career is finding dead people or if it is identifying how someone died. It could be either and both would be super useful. Even though she is constantly met with cynicism she still helps people when she can. The mystery was pretty strong in this story and I enjoyed working it out. I figured out part of it half way through but the last twist I did not see coming. That is always fun!

What I Liked: I really enjoyed learning a little bit about Harper’s back story and getting glimpses of her family. I think these little windows into her past really rounded out Harper as a character and I can’t wait to learn more.

Audio Specific Review: Alyssa Bresnahan did a pretty good job at the narration. It took a bit to warm up to the male voices but I think she pulled off Harper well!

Final Thought: This was a pretty good little mystery with a quirky lead character that I really liked!

Felicia S
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26 responses to “Audiobook Mystery Review: Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (Outstanding)

  1. I’ve read all four books in this series and really enjoyed them. That being said I’m curious to hear what you will think about future books. I don’t want to say more but there are some different twists that the series takes. I hope you enjoy as much as I did πŸ™‚

  2. I have the first two books from audible also. I’ll purchase the next two soon. I can’t wait to start this series! I love Charlaine Harris! I’m so happy to hear you loved this book.

  3. Ha! Looks like Harris likes to give her heroines gifts that could be blessings and curses. I’ve been curious about this series for a long while now. Harper sounds pretty cool. I like that she’s not what you’d typically find in a character. Makes me wonder.

    • It got picked up for a series dev deal so I am hoping there end up being more than 4 books.

      Harper is quirky and it isn’t as light as Sookie. That being said, in a strange way it was more compelling. Really good little mystery πŸ™‚

  4. YEAH!!! This was just a fun series I thought. Some of the cases I figured out quicker than others, but even when I knew certain things I was still entertained. I think I read somewhere they’re making this into a TV series or mini series or something. Or maybe I imagined that. Whichever:)

    • I am starting book 2 next week–I have to finish 2 other audios before starting that one. I can’t wait πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Nope they did opt it for a series–I don’t know if it was picked up πŸ™‚

  5. I did not like her Sookie Stackhouse books at all, and never tried her other series. But this sounds like a good one, so I will try some more of her books one of those days πŸ™‚

  6. Oh, I remember this one! Great mystery in it. And I liked the characters quite a bit. Does she have more in this series? If so, I might have to go look them up because I’ve only read this one.

  7. Kerry

    Hi! I’m a new follower and book blogger. I love Charlaine Harris and this series. I agree it isn’t as fun as Sookie, but definitely a good read.

  8. I’ve been kind of stalking these in HPB. Picking up. Putting it down. My friend that got me started on Urban Fantasy said Harper was quirky too. Going to have to get it to the check out counter on your say so.

  9. I have had my eye on this series for awhile, It sounds like a light fun pick me up read and that is what I need right now. I am going to try it soon!