Wednesday 14 October 2009


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.

OMG! This book had a very creepy and depraved crime. And following Harper while she got closer to solving the mystery was a fascinating ride. Seriously. I felt so bad for her, because pretty early on, as soon as she finds the first lot of graves in the snow, someone attacks her and she has to spend a few days in the hospital. Of course, that's not the only time she gets into trouble.

It's awful how she always finds herself in the middle. I guess if a criminal's plan gets ruined by someone, they lash out against that person. But still, it's awful. And just when you think everything's been worked out and makes sense, a new turn hits you.

The relationship between her 'brother' changes in this book, in the direction I suspected after I finished reading book 2. Because really, Tolliver isn't her blood brother. I also think that Charlaine is really brave, taking the relationship between Harper and Tolliver in the direction that she did. :) Good on her.

This series just gets better and better. I'm lovin' it, bring on the next one!

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