Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones ★★★★★

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Charley Davidson #1
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-0312662752
Page Count: 320
Summary:

A smashing, award-winning début 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 début novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.

REVIEW


Have you ever started a book and just known right from the first sentence- no, the first word- nay! the first syllable, that you were going to absolutely adore the main character in a slightly inappropriate and semi-stalker-like fashion?

You have? Oh, good! I was so scared it was just me.

For me, Charley Davidson, aka the Grim Reaper, is just such a character. I loved her instantly, and I also love the paranormal world she resides in. Both the narrative and dialogue in this book had me laughing uncontrollably on more than one occasion. Even the little bumper sticker and T-shirt slogans we get at the beginning of each chapter are enough to set me off again. This book just makes you feel good. It's as simple as that.

That's not to say that it's just light and fluffy nonsense, however There's a very credible mystery plot and, in some ways, an even more intriguing sub-plot pertaining to a certain dark and mysterious dream man to sink your teeth into as well. I loved how this developed. The pacing was really good and I just love, love, loved every minute of it.

If you want to be entertained, in more than one way, and pretty much laugh until you cry, you need to pick up this book immediately!

5 Stars! ★★★★★

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