Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris

Newest acquisition — Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris. With this, I’ve finally completed all four Harper Connelly novels.

Book Description: Β When she was 15, Harper Connelly was struck by a bolt of lightning, which left her with a spiderweb of red over her body, headaches, and episodes of weakness. Sometimes her right hand shakes. And she can find dead people.

It’s taken a while, but at last Harper’s pretty happy with her life: she’s making a living, using her unique talent to help people, and she’s got a lover – her stepbrother Tolliver. That creeps some people out, but though they grew up together, and got each other through the real bad times – their parents’ drug-use, the abuse, the disappearance of Harper’s elder sister Cameron – they’re not blood relatives.

Then Tolliver’s dad arrives on the scene, seeking forgiveness for the sins of their youth, and the police get a tip-off that after all these years, Cameron’s been spotted in a mall. With all this going on Harper realises life is getting a little complicated, but she doesn’t expect those complications to include Tolliver getting shot, or watching a cop die taking a bullet for her.

Harper can find dead people, but now it’s clear someone wants her dead . . .

Legazpi City + Mayon Volcano = One of the Bicol Region’s Best

Legazpi City + Mayon Volcano = One of the Bicol Region's Best

Sparkling City of Legazpi and Mayon Volcano! Only in the Philippines! πŸ™‚ – Photo from Pilipino Ako.

I really miss this place. I stayed here for four years (but only on school days) when I studied at Bicol University (AB Journalism). This place is a highlight of my college life. It was the first time I lived away from home and learned about being independent. I met my bestfriends here, my secret crushes, also the people I’ve grown to hate.

This is the place where I became what I am today. My triumphs and failures, the things I’ve learned. All of it here, in this city, with that beautiful, wonderful volcano as an awesome backdrop.

I love it. I miss it. I’m gonna come visit again when I have the opportunity. πŸ™‚