Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Grave Surprise by Charlain Harris

I chose this book for my Random Book Selection for the Take a Chance challenge. I went to Books-A-Million to the discounted section. The directions I had written down were 2nd section from the right, 3rd row down, and 10th book from the right. The book my hand landed on was Grave Surprise by Charlain Harris.
Here is my review:
Dr. Nunley teaches a class on Open Mind experiences at a local college in Memphis, Tennessee. He has called on Harper Connelly and her brother Tolliver to be a guest at his next experiment. Harper had been struck by lightening and has since been able to tell who was in a grave and how they died. On this day she is taken to an ancient cemetery where only the professor knows who is in the graves and how they died. As Harper goes about her business of demonstrating her abilities for the class, she has no way of knowing things are about to be turned upside down. As she steps onto the last and oldest grave she tells the professor there is a young girl there. He laughs. She then points out the original occupant and how he died is lying below a young girl who has only recently been placed there. The shocking thing is she and her brother had looked for this young girl unsuccessfully in the past. Upon digging up the grave they find the remains of young Tabbitha Morgenstern. It is a strange coincidence that they are in Memphis and find the body and then find out that the Morgenstern's had moved to Memphis less than a year before. As they are trying to find out what is going on the Professor turns up dead in the same grave. Now they are sure that something is wrong. They set out to find out who is setting whom up and the reason why.

I loved this book. It is the first of her books I had read. It will definately not be the last one I read. I enjoyed this author and her style of writing a lot. The twisted ending was great. I would give this book a rating of 5 out of 5


  1. I agree...and I am addicted to the series as well...lol!

  2. Sounds like one to check out. Good review.

  3. Sounds like a wild read!! I'm so glad this random selection led you to a good book --and an author that you want to read again. I must say -- I'm intrigued! And just how many people can fit in this grave??? Can't wait to see your next entries!