Thursday, November 10, 2011

"First Grave on the Right" by Darynda Jones


SERIES: Charley Davidson #1

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
SOURCE: Publisher
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

Private investigator Charlotte Davidson was born with three things: looks; a healthy respect for the male anatomy; and the rather odd job title of grim reaper. Since the age of five, she has been helping the departed solve the mysteries of their deaths so theu can cross over. Thus, when three lawyers from the same law firm are murdered, they come to her to find their killer. In the meantime, Charley's dealing with a being more powerful—and definitely sexier—than any spectre she's ever come across before. With the help of a pain-in-the-ass skip tracer, a dead pubescent gangbanger named Angel, and a lifetime supply of sarcasm, Charley sets out to solve the highest profile case of the year and discovers that dodging bullets isn't nearly as dangerous as falling in love.


When the UK Publisher sent me this book I didn't know what to expect, but their presentation was really intriguing and when I read "If you love TV Shows like Ghost Whisperer..." I thought it was surely something that I would have loved to read. And I really loved it! It's a very well written book, with action, suspance, mystery and sensuality, all great aspects that make this genre the one I particularly love.

Sometimes reading about a case can be boring after a while, but here we have more than one and all of them are interesting and involving and when you think the whole story is fascinating, you find that the characters are even more! Gosh, that mysterious man gives you serious goosebumps from the very beginning... His story is winning and trust me, very original! And what about Charley? She's one of the best heroines I read about until now and her best characteristic has nothing to do with her aspect or her power, it's her humour! There's no chapter in which you don't laugh several times and keep hoping that she doesn't stop talking because you're so into it. It's a kind of humour so refreshing and you really find yourself totally addicted to it.

It's a great first instalment and I'm waiting for the next book anxiously!

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