Review – First Grave on the Right


First Grave on the Right


Charley Davidson #1


Darynda Jones


Urban Fantasy


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?


I wanted to like this one, I rly rly rly did!
It was funny, and the premise was good… so what was the issue?
Well, just about every other sentence.
It was too much, waaaay too much. And while I love some humor, or hell, even a lot of humor, in the books I read, I would love to have them actually make sense (and, as previously stated, not some random nonsense in every other sentence).
This is a sad sad day 🙁