Sunday, August 7, 2016

Book Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

 First Grave on the Right 

by Darynda Jones




Blurb:

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?

With scorching-hot tension and high-octane humor, First Grave on the Right is your signpost to paranormal suspense of the highest order.


My Rating:




Review


The first book I read in this series was Dirt on the Ninth Grave, I read and reviewed it for a different blog. Since I loved that book so much, I thought I would go back and read all the books in this series and review them. I will also be reading the tenth book in this series!

Charley is a very colorful character, she is a very loud and outgoing. Of course, she sees dead people, so I am sure that does take a toll on her. Not being able to trust many people, she keeps a close circle of friends. Even though I know some spoilers for the series, I am excited to see how the characters got where they are.

I love the romance side of this book, ugh the hot dreams were amazing and made me wish I had my own dreams like that. Now this book is pretty expensive and as I did not have the funds to buy it, I checked it out at my local library. But - I am putting it on my paperback buy list. Keep an eye out for more reviews down the road.  




About the Author:


NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. 

She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at