Title: First Grave on the Right
Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #1
Release Date: February 1st 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. 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 (i.e. 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.
I don't know why I haven't read this book before! What was I thinking?
First Grave on the Right starts with Charley being awaken by a ghost, who was killed and wants to know who and why. Apparently, his case is linked with two other deaths, and Charley, with the help of her uncle, is going to give peace to them.
But Charley is also a 'private investigator', and she was just beaten by an angry husband. But is doesn't matter, she has so many things to deal with, as the incredible hot guy who keep appearing in her dreams and well, doing amazing stuff to her.
Confession time: I'm in love with Charley, and I want to be her best friend! (Forget Cookie). She's so much fun and doesn't give a damn about other people. She enjoys life and she see the dead...but I think she actually likes it.
And don't make me talk about Reyes *sigh*. He's hot in a creepy way. Weird, I never thought I could like a character like him, but here I am. I have to say I was uncomfortable with the way Reyes and Charley met when they were teens, but ignoring that, he fulfills my unknown desires for bad men. (?)
The author, Darynda Jones, knows how to grab my attention. I started this book and I couldn't stop until I finished it. I even dreamed about it. I like it so much, the twists, the characters, the humor, that I had to get the second book right away, ignoring my to-be-read pile.
Let me just say this, if you like characters with strong personality, hot and maybe creepy guys, crazy twists and paranormal stuff, you need to read this one ASAP.