Tuesday, August 7, 2018

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones [Review]

 First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: September 10, 2017

Charley Davidson
1. First Grave on the Right - Paperback | Kindle
2. Second Grave on the Left
3. Third Grave Dead Ahead 
4. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
5. Fifth Grave Past the Light
6. Sixth Grave on the Edge
7. Seventh Grave and No Body
8. Eighth Grave After Dark
9. The Dirt on Ninth Grave
10. The Curse of Tenth Grave
11. Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
12. The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
13. Summoned to Thirteenth Grave

Darynda Jones
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.
Or a diagram of some kind.
A flow chart would have been nice.

Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. 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 (like 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. But what does he want with Charley? And why can't she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?
Thoughts on First Grave on the Right: Coming into book 1 of an established series always leaves me with such glee. Because I have SO MUCH REAPER-Y GOODNESS WAITING FOR ME NOW! So much. I'm giddy with it.

*rubs hands together*

Okay. Charley. She's sassy. Sarcastic. Prone to walking into danger. Oh, and she can take a punch. Or a fall. Or, well, anything along those lines. She also has a mysterious presence shadowing her and a hunky guy invading her dreams. As one often does.

The whole "can see dead people" thing comes in handy when she works with the police. Of course, half the force thinks she's a kook, but what can you do? When you talk to empty spaces and can pull important informational nuggets out of thin air, people give you the side eye.

Great set up to what looks to be a highly entertaining series. Reyes was...well, is there anything that can compare to Reyes? He's just himself. Insanely hot and hell-bent on doing what he has to do. I have a slew of books waiting for me to get to know both him and Charley better. I have to say this kinda excites me.

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