4 1/2 Stars
I like Charlaine Harris. She wrote the ever-entertaining Club Dead, which is highly recommended, and this book proves that it wasn’t a fluke. This book introduces a new character–a woman who was hit by lightening and now is able to find dead bodies and experience their final moments of life. She consults with police departments, lawyers, and grieving families around the country to find missing people. This story chronicles one of her jobs in a small Arkansas town where she is asked to find the young girlfriend of a rich teenager found shot to death in the woods. She does, and she and her brother, her constant companion, are thrust into a confusing and dangerous situation where her life is in danger from unknown persons. I loved this book. Harris has the ability to create a rich back story that she can refer to and you feel like you know about, even though this is the first book written about this world. I hope this is just the beginning of this series.