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First Grave On The Right: Number 1 in series (Charley Davidson) Kindle Edition
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With scorching-hot tension and high-octane humor, First Grave on the Right is your signpost to paranormal suspense of the highest order.
This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.
Or a diagram of some kind.
A flowchart 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?
"Plenty of action. And let's be honest--the sex is pretty hot, too. --Library Journal (starred review)
"A true paranormal princess has been proclaimed. Bravo Ms. Jones, you have just hit the big time."--Night Owl Reviews
"Charley's wicked exuberance and lust for life will appeal to fans of MaryJanice Davidson and Janet Evanovich."--Publishers Weekly--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Publisher
- ASIN : B005KKQ1QW
- Publisher : Piatkus (3 November 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 476 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 320 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 13,718 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Well, I finished the book, was even moderately entertained by the main character's sharp wit, but in the end I started wondering about the whole reaper thing. Not that I have a problem with reapers, it's just that this character, who we're told is a reaper, does very little reaping. I know the author has quite a following and I can see why, but I'm not among them.
From initially deciding to give it a go, I've now decided this author's books are simply not for me. Kind of like: I came, I saw, I don't have to do it again.
They are fast paced, funny and a little different to the normal paranormal. Bearing in mind there are quite a few books, don’t expect the plot or characters to be fully developed in the first instalment. Where’s the fun in that?
Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in the urban fantasy/paranormal genre, who like a book with a sense of humour to it. This series of books by Darynda Jones so far have not disappointed me yet and have me still wanting to read more. The series is dosed with humour, suspense, love, lust, ghosts and a story line that has you hooked. A quirky and fun read.
I will be binge reading the rest of the series this holiday season
This is one of those books thàt is hard to put down.
Top reviews from other countries
Why oh why did it take me this long? Don't make the same mistake if you're a paranormal romance fan. It may be intricately planned like J. R. Ward's BDB, but it's got a hell of a punch with a shed loads of laughs.
Charlie Davidson is a larger than life character with concentration issues. She tells her own story, so if you have concentration issues or if you're reading mojo has left you, then this is the book for you. She doesn't let your mind wonder outside of the story, but she makes your mind wonder a hella lot through Charlie's ADD. Pure entertainment in every page and a laugh a minute.
'You know you have ADD when--Look! A chicken!' - Charlie Davidson
A truly genius idea that writers all over the world are kicking themselves for not coming up with it. I mean come on: Charlie Davidson, PI and Grim Reaper.
'nuff said...time for book 2 in the series.
I’ve only given this one 4 stars. Hopefully once I’ve read number 2 I can give it 5. The humour is definitely me. Reminds me very much of Janet Evanovitch & Stephanie Plum if you’ve read those books. I will download the second book as soon as my tbr pile gets a bit lower.
Each book was an emotional journey on a roller-coaster that you thought would be just a couple of loops. Then you start realising as you make you way through the books that maybe you have taken a roller-coaster with more loops than expected but that's alright because its a fun and exhilarating ride.
But buy book thirteen you suddenly realise your on the highest and fastest emotional roller-coaster with so many loops you have lost grip of what is up and what is down. With so many twists and turns your heart feels like it's permantly lodged in your throat and you can't see for all the water drowning your eyeballs.
But went it comes to a stop that no longer matters because you just want to stay on and go through it all again.
I was wary how the plot line developed in the beginning but I fell in love with characters and their journey.
That is when realised it was that journey I loved and the plot line was just a fun side note for me.