Monday, February 4, 2013

First Grave on the Right

By Darynda Jones

Charlotte “Charley” Davidson is the Grim Reaper. Not a cloaked skeleton with a scythe figure you might be thinking of but more of a portal to help stranded spirits complete their “unfinished business” and cross through her to the other side. Yes, I did say through her. In First Grave on the Right, Darynda Jones takes readers through a week in the life of Charley while she helps catch a murderer (with the help of some spirits), and tries to save the life of her “dream guy.”

This laugh-out-loud story will entertain readers with the crazy scenerios Charley gets herself into. It seems trouble always follows this grim reaper. Good thing Charley has a light-hearted brush-it-off attitude. That might be the only thing that keeps her going–and maybe some coffee.

Jones not only creates a loveable main character, but creates a winning team of supporting characters. From Charley’s funny and understanding best friend/receptionist to her demanding and supportive Uncle/boss, Jones creates entertaining characters that readers will quickly relate to.

Jones’ First Grave on the Right is a mix of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich with some paranormal aspects and a bit of romance. Both are quick and easy reads that have readers eager for the next book in the series.