Grave Secret (#4)

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Lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly and her stepbrother Tolliver must face their family’s troubled past in this gripping mystery from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Charlaine Harris.

Taking a break from looking for the dead, Harper and Tolliver decide to visit the two little girls they both think of as sisters. But as they travel to Texas, memories of their horrible childhood resurface…

To make matters worse, Tolliver learns his father is out of jail and trying to reestablish contact with other family members. Tolliver wants no part of the man—but he may not have a choice in the matter. Soon, family secrets ensnare them both, as Harper finally discovers what happened to her missing sister, Cameron, so many years before. And what she finds out will change her world forever.


“The evolving relationship between Harper and stepbrother Tolliver continues to be the heart of a series that often is about the darkness of souls. It’s riveting from beginning to end.”

RT Book Reviews

“A gripping mystery.”


“Harper is an intriguing heroine. There are no leather pants or guns in sight […] The only evil in this series is human, and it is, perhaps, easy to relate to Harper and her problems because of this. This book is particularly satisfying.”

Horrorscope (Australia)

“Harris continues to write a series that supercedes itself with each book.”

Crimespree Magazine

“It grabs your heart and doesn’t let go. I’d be surprised if anyone can read it without shedding a few tears.”


“Harris has a wonderful skill with developing enjoyable, believable characters and is brave enough to address real life issues […] I think this is her best series and some of her best writing, and I will be sorry to say goodbye to her wonderful characters.”

Story Circle

“I was shocked and pleased by the way Charlaine Harris concluded some of the long going mysteries that were introduced way back in book one, Grave Sight. The character of Harper Connelly has come a long way in four books.”

Bitten By Books

“Fourth in the Harper Connelly Mystery series, this plumbs the darkest corners of family ties while maintaining tension throughout the assorted twists and turns […] This is another solid entry in what is proving to be one of the better paranormal mystery series.”

Mystery Book Reviews

“I think GRAVE SECRET is the strongest entry in the series.”

Daemon’s Books

“This is a short and sweet series about a young woman that can sense the dead after being struck by lightning. Grave Secret is a very solid conclusion to the Harper Connelly saga.”

Rex Robot

“If you enjoy mysteries with a good supernatural twist, this story is going to be one you will want to pick up. I have enjoyed the Harper Connelly stories since the beginning.”

Buried Under Books

Awards & Accolades


#9 New York Times Hardcover Bestseller List


#23 New York Times Mass Market Paperback Bestseller List


Romantic Times Award Nominee: “Best Amateur Sleuth Mystery“