Sunday, May 4, 2008
An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 3) by Charlaine Harris
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.
This was probably my favorite of the Harper Connelly books so far. It is quite a bit darker than her previous books in the series but I enjoyed it more.
Harper and Tolliver are hired by the Police Department in Doraville to help find the bodies of 6 teenage boys who have gone missing over a the last 5 years. In doing so she and Tolliver are thrown into the middle of a horrific crime.
I was thrilled by the changing relationship between Harper and Tolliver and enjoyed the storyline.
Looking forward to more in this series.