First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)by Darynda Jones
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Press
Review by Amber I.
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.
This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.
Charley Davidson has earned a top spot on my favorite female heroines. She is spunky, kick ass, sarcastic and funny! I was hooked on this book from the first paragraph!
I can not tell you how much I love this book. It was such a refreshing read after reading so many books that are the same. This is so unique and fun. Charley is the grim reaper. Sounds weird even to her but you have to read this book to see how that plays out. I instantly clicked with her personality, I loved her humor and the things that came out of her mouth. I mean she even named her breasts. She may have a sense of humor but she is also kick ass. She does take quite a few beatings through out the book but she always comes back for more.
This book is both light with the humor but has a dark side with mysterious Big Bad who shows up at critical times and Reyes the sexy phantom who first makes appearances in Charley's dreams but then starts showing up her in waking life. Besides that there is a lot of mystery 3 lawyers end up dead and Charley being able to see ghosts is trying to help solve their murder, figure out who and what Reyes is and keep herself alive. There is also some sexy scenes which were extremely hot!
This book will keep you hooked. You are going to love Charley and want to solve all the mysteries! And the ending will make you want to jump into book 2! I am totally hooked and will recommend this to everyone..
I have been having the same dream for the past month-the one where a dark stranger materialized out of smoke and shadows to play doctor with me. I was starting to wonder if repetitive exposure to nightly hallucinations resulting in earth-shattering climaxes could have any long-term side effects. Death via extreme pleasure was a serious concern. The prospect led to the following dilemma: Do I seek help or buy drinks all around?
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