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.
I have been seeing reviews if this series all over the place for a while now and finally got to the first book. I was not disappointed.
We have Charley who is a grim reaper but also a PI and Police consultant. She is strong and fights back no matter how many times someone is trying to kill her. She won’t stay down for long. She is smart and funny and super snarky. Though sometimes it came over a little strong. I was almost a little glad to see her sad and broken towards the end of the book. Not because she deserved it, no, but that made her seem more human I guess. Even she has her limits and moments where she not snarky and sarcastic. While I felt sad for her and the story it was a little refreshing.
I loved Cookie, she was so funny and real. Garret was someone I wasn’t sure about yet at this point, I liked him in a way and other times I wanted to punch him. I just really hope we won’t have a love triangle, since I am not a fan of those, but time will tell.
We also meet Reyes, well in a way it almost takes the whole book of suspense to figure out the deal with Reyes. While it was very entertaining the whole thing drove me nuts and I stayed strong and didn’t go online to spoil it for me. It will be interesting to see how the series continues with him.
The book had a lot of crime fighting and supernatural mixed together, which I really enjoyed. It had plenty of action, suspense, humor and even some sexy times.
Overall, I really enjoyed this first book in the series and can’t wait to see what happens next.
I rate the book at 4 ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Maybe I needed sensitivity training. I once signed up for an anger management class, but the instructor pissed me off.”
“If I couldn’t be a good example, I’d just have to be a horrible warning.”
“You’re just using me for my body.” “You don’t have a body,” I’d remind him.
“Throw that in my face.”
“Technically, you don’t have a face either.”
“Can I jump in your body and make out with my wife through you?”
I fought a grin. “It doesn’t really work that way.”
“Then can you just make out with my wife and pretend I’m in your body?”
“I can pay. I have money.”
“How much we talking?”