An Ice Cold Grave

An Ice Cold Grave 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 the only one left of several who had disappeared o

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 the only one left 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, alHired 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 the only one left 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 Afterward, 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 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.

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  1. Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was writing poetry and plays After holding down some low level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand alones were published by Houghton Mifflin After a child producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she d always wanted to write Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn readers The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability Harper Connelly, lightning struck and strange, can find corpses and that s how she makes her living.In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance She spends her spare time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.

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  1. 4 stars This was the best book in the series so far Harper Connelly was struck by lightning when she was fifteen Since then she has been able to locate dead bodies and determine their cause of death Harper and her step brother Tolliver travel the US using her ability to make a living Harper and Tolliver are brought to North Carolina on their most recent job in an effort to locate missing teenage boys Not only does Harper locate their bodies, but it turns out there is a serial killer in this smal [...]

  2. This one is pretty dark because the murders are of young boys who were tortured So, be aware that it s disturbing and I definitely reminded myself that these murders were fiction.Okay, now on to the fun stuff So, we all knew that brother and sister were going to start getting it on at some point, but that they were both in deep denial about their feelings I think one of the biggest hurdles in this whole thing is how publicly they have called themselves brother and sister when they aren t really [...]

  3. I like Charlaine Harris s writing, and she captures small town southern life very well, but I find this series depressing Harper s narrative is a perpetually gloomy monotone, reflecting her dismal life, the details of which are repeated ad nauseam in every book To make matters worse this one is about a serial killer who targets children, and I hate reading about serial killers spoilers The relationship between Harper and Tolliver is creepy Even though they re not blood relatives, they lived toge [...]

  4. The third book in the Harper Connelly series, it was a fun, quick read Harper was struck by lightening now can find dead people She can tell how they died, but that s it This time she runs into a serial killing a lot of trouble Kind of predictable overall, the details were fun to read There are some added twists turns to the plot that were fun.I d give this book 4 stars, just because it was such a fun, quick relaxing read, but Harris just annoys me by constantly bringing up Harper s past Yes, I [...]

  5. No No no no no no This book was bad The mystery bit and the plotty bits were kind of all right, I would even say this was one of the best in the series if it hadn t been for the amount of creepiness in the book OMFG DON T SLEEP WITH YOUR BROTHER YOU MORON I was so creeped out by the relationship in this book it ruined the entire thing Okay, so they aren t biological brother and sister, but have been living together as siblings for about 10 years It was just sooo awkward and sooo creepy Ruined ev [...]

  6. I love all 3 books in this series by Charlaine Harris Harper, the protag, was hit by lightning as a child and suddenly was able to sense the presence of dead bodies and how they died.She and her not brother her mother married his father travel the country, helping families find closure when their missing dead are found.Two things I love the relationship of Harper and Tolliver her not brother is genuine and sweet They are mutually supportive and fiercely protective The other thing as a self emplo [...]

  7. Ice Cold Grave4 StarsHarper and Tolliver travel to Doraville, North Caroline when they are hired to find a missing teenager Harper soon realizes that she has bitten off than she can chew when she discovers the horrific burial ground of a deranged killer who has been committing unspeakable crimes for quite a while and has no intention of allowing Harper to get in his way This installment in the Harper Connolly series takes a darker turn toward the serial killer thriller genre rather than cozy my [...]

  8. I have never read any books in this series or by Charlaine Harris and did not realize that she was the author of the very popular Sookie Stackhouse series until after I started it I thoroughly enjoyed the premise and fast moving story line Quite an interesting twist to put on a paranormal book After a young woman is struck by lightening she has the ability to find the dead and tell you how they died She and her once step brother make a living at it while searching for her sister who was killed W [...]

  9. Quick review Cover Interesting Rating NC 17 Steaminess SO HOT Thumbs Up 4Overall I enjoyed itCharacters Well DonePlot First, finally Then, there is a serial killer on the loosePage Turner Yes Series Cont Yes Recommend YesBook Boyfriend ManfredSUMMARY 50 words or less I feel like I could breathe This story finally got somewhere in the romance department The mystery in this one sucks with a serial killer on the loose It s just really sad to read about whether fact or fiction I figured out the kill [...]

  10. This book was quite a bit darker than the first two, with a serial killer sexual predator and Harper s horrific discovery of the man s eight victims The fact that he s still out there, a member of a small town who could be anyone Harper and Tolliver meet, adds to the tension This is also the book in which Harper and Tolliver s relationship goes to a intimate level though seriously, did anyone besides those two fail to understand what in the time of ice meant Duh without really overcoming, entir [...]

  11. An excellent series I ve enjoyed every book in the Harper Connelly series thus far I like the main characters, Harper and Tolliver very much, especially Harper, with her unique talent of being able to sense how people have died This story has many twists in it, both crime wise and relationship wise and it kept the story interesting and moving along at an excellent pace I m very happy for some of the developments will let you find out for yourself and the mystery led me down paths I didn t expect [...]

  12. Okay, this book was kinda gross, and I don t mean because of the incestuous vibes The murders were much nastier, there was risk to Harper and Tolliver, and yet Harper s focus on the case felt so much less because of the developments in her relationship I can understand why people didn t like that aspect of this book I ve seen it coming, and was actually quite hopeful about it, but I don t see why after two books suddenly there has to be a bunch of explicit if somewhat mechanical sex I remember [...]

  13. The third in this series about Harper Connolly, who can detect corpses, continues with her first serial killer case The limitations of her ability, as always, make it hard for her to help figure out who done it, especially when all she wants to do is leave Doraville An ice storm helps ensure that she and Tolliver get stuck there, however The denoument is excellently scary and dangerous though I figured out the threat a bit faster than Harper did I could ve done without the long detailed sex scen [...]

  14. Arriving in a small town in North Carolina to find a missing boy, Harper instead finds eight, and the hunt for a serial killer is on When Harper is attacked, she and her stepbrother Tolliver are stuck in town, and are drawn into the mystery of who could be killing these boys.This one was slightly interesting, but with a darker twist Things are a little hard to follow, like usual The romance between Harper and Tolliver feels slightly skeevy.

  15. I really enjoy books written by Charlaine Harris This series was not quite as good as the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I still liked it.

  16. 4.5 stars great This third story featuring Harper Connelly and Tolliver Lang is the best one, yet, in my opinion And not just because I ended it with tears in my eyes The story was very suspenseful, full of mystery and and danger And those responsible for the atrocities Harper uncovered managed to stay hidden for a long, long time I figured it out a bit sooner than Harper did, but not all that much sooner I just realized the significance of what a certain person said right away, while it sort of [...]

  17. I loved this book But to tell you why, exactly, would spoil it so I ll tell a little about why else I like this series.What I have loved about this series is that despite being oriented around dead bodies and a mystery, they don t read like the hundreds of crime thrillers and forensic mysteries out there Harper Connelly is not a forensic expert and she knows it she doesn t attempt to do the police and other experts jobs for them, in fact she bluntly refuses This character with her unique gifts u [...]

  18. Harris is losing me again This series is taking a weird turn, just like her Lily Bard series, which I abandoned after book 2 I like Harris for her stories set in small towns, with colorful characters, with families full of dark secrets and back stories An Ice Cold Grave is just too dark for my taste mass graves, serial killers, teenage sociopath torturing animals That s not what I care for Plus the relationship between Tolliver and Harper not comfortable with it Too quick of a transition from br [...]

  19. Love this book Can t wait to start the next one I listened to the audiobook of this and the narrator does a superb job with this series.

  20. My second read listen picked up in audible sale Made a long car ride go quickly I was surprised that I liked all in the series 4 stars

  21. Wieder einmal ein spannender Fall f r Harper Connelly und ihren Stiefbruder Tolliver Charlaine Harris berzeugt mich mit ihren Geschichten und den darin enthaltenen Beschreibungen von Kleinst dten und deren Bewohnern jedesmal aufs Neue Immer wieder kommt man mit den beiden Protagonisten an neue Orte, lernt dort, genau wie die beiden, neue Umgebungen und Menschen, sowie manchmal auch deren finsterste Seiten kennen.Ich mochte es sehr, dass die Geschichte d sterer und auch brutaler war als die vorhe [...]

  22. Like I said in my review of Grave Surprise, shit gets weird in this installment of the Harper Connelly books, and I m sorry to say that my view on it is absolutely and completely coloured by having already read the fourth book in the series, Grave Secret Because of that, the whole review is marked as a spoiler for the fourth book as well as this one You have been warned.First off, what I liked The plot in this one was the strongest, I think I really liked the mystery that was created here, which [...]

  23. 4.25 starsFirst up I love Manfred I see that there is a book for him Midnight Crossroad Midnight Texas 1 which if I liked the reviews I would buy right off, but will probably pause to see how book two is received It s the multiple POV s that give me pause Manfred is awesome and deserves star status.This is very much a penultimate book a lot is going on, it s exciting and terrifying and quite dark Harper is called in to locate a missing boy s but it s actually a whole disturbing serial killer to [...]

  24. Third book of the series so far the same as the others, they go to do a job, for some reason they always seem to get hassled by the law, or forced to stay there longer just in case Just in case what All she can do is find the dead body, why do they always need them to stay longer who flips the bill for their extended stay I know in this one the cabin was free I especially didn t like the sheriff in this book She treats them both very poorly, after all they are there to help the sheriff.I agree w [...]

  25. LOVE THIS SERIES I immediately picked this up after 2 and finished it in a matter of hours Harper and Tolliver s undefinable relationship really makes it as intriguing and different as anything else I ve read, and I just loved not quite knowing where it was taking them Add to that an interesting case if graphic than the previous books, with 10 teenage boys abducted and murdered in a small town near Asheville and some interesting characters, all in the deep of winter, and you ve got a great read [...]

  26. This book was the most interesting out of the first three books in the series There were many characters that were positioned in the story to be considered the suspect for the murders taking place in this small town I found it interesting trying to determine which character was responsible for the horrible acts of crime However, the responsible party was not revealed to the last possible moment.This mystery was much darker then the mysteries from the previous books The thought of the violent act [...]

  27. Third Harper Connelly mystery in the series finds the psychic sleuth facing her most heartbreaking job so far She is hired to locate the body of a missing teen aged boy She not only finds the body of this boy it is in a yard of a vacant house surrounded by the bodies of seven other runaway boys Residents of Doraville, N.C must come to grips with the knowledge that these are the victims of a serial killer living among them After Harper locates the eight bodies, much to the surprise of skeptical S [...]

  28. Finally I was waiting for itd it happened I m glad I didn t have to wait much longer or it would ve been another Babe Cupcake and I don t think I could handle another of those I loved this Chocked full of mystery, some hard emotions, good steamy scene, and plenty of page turning and breath holding Another tip of the tongue feeling induced book that made me thunk my head, but not too hard I can t wait to read the next book I loved the characters Poor Xylda She was good, if a little loopy So far, [...]

  29. I love what Charlaine has done with Harper Connelly she s a cautious character, guarded, and unexpected at every turn Harper s ability or disability is that she can find dead bodies, and see how they died But Harper approaches it as a business, rather than a charitable enterprise, and it s fascinating how that changes the attitudes of others to what she does.I thought this book was a tour de force chilling, thrilling, perfectly paced and utterly convincing This is a different kind of supernatura [...]

  30. story of books 2014,5 20 C est dans le comt de Knott, en Caroline du Nord, que se rendent Harper et Tolliver pour une nouvelle mission Doraville, de jeunes gar ons disparaissent r guli rement depuis cinq ans, sans laisser de traces derri re eux et sans que personne n ait la moindre id e de qui se cache derri re toutes ces disparitions La grand m re du dernier disparu et d autres habitants, face l incapacit du sh rif, Sandra Rockwell, mettre la main sur le responsable de ces disparitions, ont d c [...]

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