First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Also by this author: Second Grave on the Left
Series: Charley Davidson #1
Also in this series: Second Grave on the Left
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance
Source: Personal Collection
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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 they 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. - via GoodReads
In my quest to find a good and spooky read, I picked up First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. I was hoping the ghost stories would be enough to curb the spooky read bug. It didn’t fit what I was looking for but it was still an enjoyable read!
I liked the way that Charley operates. She can see ghosts but there isn’t always something she has to do in order for them to be able to cross. I loved Charley’s “give no fucks” attitude and that under that hard exterior was a true softie. I didn’t have the mystery solved before the end. This is crucial for me to really enjoy the book.
Charley is sarcastic and I can tell we’re going to get along just fine! She was easily my favorite character. Cookie and Reyes were good but I think that the lawyers beat them out. For whatever reason fictionalized ghost are some of my favorite characters!
This was a strong start to a series I am sure I’m going to enjoy! I’ll need to read the second book soon!