Published - 27th October 2009
Publisher - Berkley
Format - Kindle
Synopsis - Lightning-struck
sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver take a break from
looking for the dead to visit the two little girls they both think of as
sisters. But, as always happens when they travel to Texas, memories of
their horrible childhood resurface... To make matter worse,
Tolliver learns from his older brother that their father is out of jail
and trying to reestablish contact with other family members. Tolliver
wants nothing to do with the man - but he may not have a say in the
matter. Soon, family secrets ensnare them both, as Harper finally
discovers what happened to her missing sister, Cameron, so may years
before. And what she finds out will change her world forever...
Harper and Tolliver are trying to reconnect with their sisters back home in Texas and naturally that stirs up some old memories about how their sister Cameron mysteriously disappeared. But it would be too easy to have the answers fall at their feet. During the plot of Grave Secret, more than one secret is uncovered as Tolliver's father reappears, trying to fit himself into their family and hearts again. The bodies that Harper has to lay to rest are a little closer to home this time around and I felt like the whole book was quite emotional. Naturally these books a quite dark but it reaches it's height in Grave Secret, as it should.
Although I was hopeful for a different outcome, I wasn't disappointed at all, other than the fact that it was the last book. Harper's gift is unique and I would love to know more, and see how far she could go when she pushes herself. It's a great concept and i've always loved reading about the paranormal. As the final book focuses more on Harper's family, it was a little slow in places as I missed the intrigue of the murders but there are other surprises in store that make up for it once revealed. It was great, quick read and i'm happy to have ticked off another series on my list.